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.

Our patient information leaflets and medicine leaflets are also accredited by The Information Standard, a quality mark supported by the Department of Health.

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

New patient information leaflets, clinical articles and medicine leaflets

Information leaflets
IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease)
Newborn Baby Screening Tests
Eating Disorders in Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Lewy Body Dementia (Lewy Body Society)

Medicine leaflets
Pamidronate disodium
Pyrazinamide for tuberculosis

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

NICE Management of atrial fibrillation (2014)
PatientPlus article - Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter
Information leaflet - Atrial Fibrillation

Content revised as a result of routine review

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Abdominal Masses
Acoustic Neuromas
Anorectal Abscess
Antenatal Mental Health Problems
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
Audit and Audit Cycle
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
CT Head Scanning Indications
Cardiac-type Chest Pain Presenting in Primary Care
Chest Pain
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (Heller's Syndrome)
Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Cranial Nerve Lesions
Diagnosing the Tropical Traveller
Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis
Dilated Cardiomyopathies
Dizziness, Giddiness and Feeling Faint
Examination of the Cranial Nerves
Fallot's Tetralogy
Female Genital Abnormalities
Friedreich's Ataxia
General Aspects of Chemotherapy
General Prescribing Guidance
Genitourinary History and Examination (Female)
Genitourinary History and Examination (Male)
Haemophilia A (Factor VIII Deficiency)
Head Injury
Hemifacial Spasm
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura
Hirschsprung's Disease
Human and Animal Bites
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease)
Important Complications of Anaesthesia
Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
Knee Fractures and Dislocations
Lumps in the Groin and Scrotum
Lymphogranuloma Venereum
MCAD Deficiency
Mandibular Fractures
Mollaret's Meningitis
Mother's Six-week Postnatal Check
Nail Disorders and Abnormalities
Newborn Screening
Paediatric Examination
Pain Relief in Labour
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Pathogenic Free-living Amoeba
Phimosis and Paraphimosis
Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase Deficiency
Prenatal Diagnosis
Prescribing Analysis and Audit
Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism
Proctalgia Fugax and Anal Pain
Q Fever
Radial Head Subluxation
Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
Retroperitoneal Fibrosis (Periaortitis)
Some Dental and Periodontal Diseases
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Tibial and Fibular Fractures (including Horse Rider's Knee)
Tropical Sprue
Tungsten Poisoning
Ventricular Fibrillation
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Acoustic Neuroma
Blocked Nose in Babies ('Snuffles')
Dental Plaque and Gum Disease
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Dog and Cat Bites
Ears and Flying
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Head Injury Instructions
Healthy Eating
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura
Hiccups (Hiccoughs)
Human Bites
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Mesenteric Adenitis
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Prostate Gland Enlargement
Skin Prick Allergy Test

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Alendronic acid for osteoporosis
Crotamiton for itching
Doxazosin - an alpha-blocker
Hypromellose eye drops
Omeprazole to reduce stomach acid
Posaconazole for fungal infections
Selegiline for Parkinson's disease
Sodium clodronate
Zoledronic acid
Zolpidem tablets
Zopiclone tablets - Zimovane

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)

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

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
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
May 43 13 17
April 53 17 16
March 55 17 21
February 56 21 18
January 46 24 20