Content Updates

The editorial team creates accurate and up-to-date content reflecting reliable research evidence and latest recognised guidance.

Each month we aim to release around 80-100 new or revised documents, which makes us proud to say we have one of the most trusted and current information resources in the UK.

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See our September 2014 updates below, or view previous updates.

New patient information leaflets, clinical articles and medicine leaflets

Information leaflets

Medicine leaflets
Lixisenatide for diabetes
Propantheline tablets
Prucalopride for constipation
Rifaximin for liver problems

Content revised as a result of new guidance/articles, feedback, etc

Changes to cervical screening programme (2014)
Information leaflet - Cervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test)

Changes to schedule (2014)
Information leaflet - Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunisation

NICE Chronic kidney disease: early identification and management of chronic kidney disease in adults in primary and secondary care,(July 2014)
PatientPlus articles - Chronic Kidney Disease
Information leaflets - Chronic Kidney Disease and Mild-to-moderate Chronic Kidney Disease

Content revised as a result of routine review

PatientPlus articles 38
Abnormal Weight Loss
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Angelman's Syndrome
Bacterial Vaginosis
Carpal Fractures and Dislocations
Diabetes with Hypertension
Dual Diagnosis (Drug Abuse with Other Psychiatric Conditions)
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Ethnocultural Issues in Contraception
Forearm Injuries and Fractures
Fractured Humerus
Frontotemporal Dementia
Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
Liver Cysts and Abscesses
Liver Transplantation
Nasal Discharge
Needle Pericardiocentesis
Pacemakers and Pacing
Palliative Care
Premature Babies and their Problems
Pulmonary Embolism
Rett's Syndrome
Rotavirus and Rotavirus Vaccination
Sneddon's Syndrome
Speech Therapy - An Introduction
Subdural Haematoma
Torsades de Pointes
Vaginal Cancer
Varicose Eczema
Waldenström's Macroglobulinaemia
Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
Information leaflets 12
Bacterial Vaginosis
Carer's Allowance
Contraception After Having a Baby
Contraceptive Patch
Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Generic vs Brand Name Medicines
Pulmonary Embolism
Useful Medicines to Keep At Home
Varicose Eczema

Medicine leaflets 19
Acamprosate tablets
Alverine capsules
Exenatide for diabetes
Glibenclamide for diabetes
Hyoscine butylbromide tablets
Ispaghula husk for constipation
Liraglutide for diabetes
Macrogols for constipation or bowel cleansing
Metformin for diabetes
Methylcellulose tablets
Mianserin for depression
Nortriptyline tablets
Repaglinide for diabetes
Saxagliptin for diabetes
Sodium valproate for epilepsy
Vildagliptin for diabetes

Previous 2014 updates

Click here to see 2013 updates.

New information leaflets
Scrotal Lumps/Pain/Swelling - Sharing Your Information
Advice for Travelling to Remote Locations
Gallstones Diet Sheet
Smell and Taste Disorders (Fifth Sense)
Type 2 Diabetes Healthy Eating Sheet (Diabetes UK)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Problem Gambling (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Postpartum Psychosis (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
What to expect of your psychiatrist in the UK (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Domestic Violence
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
Recreational Drugs
Coeliac Disease Diet Sheet
An Introduction to Dissociative Identity Disorder (PODS)
End of Life Care
Travel Vaccinations
Parents Leaflet (Royal College of General Practitioners)
Young People's Leaflet (Royal College of General Practitioners)
BCG Immunisation
Living with a Long-term Condition
Personal Health Budgets
What is the difference between a Psychiatrist, a Clinical Psychologist and a Psychotherapist? (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Behavioural Problems and Conduct Disorder (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease)
Newborn Baby Screening Tests
Eating Disorders in Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Lewy Body Dementia (Lewy Body Society)
Diets Suitable for People with Anaemia
Sepsis (Septicaemia)
Spina Bifida
Tips for Dealing with Lactose Intolerance
Calcium-rich Diet
Suicidal Thoughts
Dealing with Tantrums (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Schizophrenia - Information for Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Worries and Anxieties - Information for Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Worries and Anxieties - Helping Children to Cope (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Depression in Young People - Helping Children to Cope (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Obsessive–compulsive Disorder in Children and Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Self-harm in Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

New medicine leaflets
Asenapine tablets
Ketotifen eye drops for hay fever
Nalmefene tablets
Ingenol mebutate gel
Metronidazole vaginal gel for bacterial vaginosis
Azithromycin eye drops
Dasatinib tablets
Erlotinib tablets
Mirabegron for urinary symptomsEverolimus tablets
Gefitinib tablets
Lapatinib tablets
Nilotinib capsules
Ponatinib tablets
Sorafenib tablets
Sunitinib capsules
Vandetanib tablets
Pamidronate disodium
Pyrazinamide for tuberculosis
Diclofenac gel for sun damage
Felbinac for pain and inflammation
Sirolimus to prevent organ rejection
Dronedarone tablets
Linaclotide capsules
Lubiprostone for constipation
Rifaximin for traveller's diarrhoea
Topiramate for epilepsy

New patientplus
Domestic Violence
A Brief Guide to Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (PODS)
Travel Vaccinations

Content revised as a result of new guidance

Month PatientPlus Information
August Influenza
Influenza Vaccination
Lassa Fever, Marburg and Ebola Virus
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Skin
Influenza and Flu-like Illness
Influenza Immunisation

July Hyperlipidaemia
Lipid-regulating Drugs (including Statins)
Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases
Statins and Other Lipid-lowering Medicines
June Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation

May Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Scarlet Fever
Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Scarlet Fever
April Progestogen-only Subdermal Implants
Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) 2014-2015
Contraceptive Implant

March Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
February Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer
January Barrett's Oesophagus
Neuropathic Pain and its Management
Barrett's Oesophagus
Neuropathic Pain

Content revised as a result of routine review


Month PatientPlus Information Medicines
August 61 13 20
July 49 19 20
June 75 21 14
May 43 13 17
April 53 17 16
March 55 17 21
February 56 21 18
January 46 24 20