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 March 2014 updates below, or view previous updates.

New patient information leaflets, clinical articles and medicine leaflets

Information leaflets
Domestic Violence
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
Recreational Drugs
Coeliac Disease Diet Sheet
An Introduction to Dissociative Identity Disorder (PODS)

Domestic Violence
A Brief Guide to Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (PODS)

Medicine leaflets
Ingenol mebutate gel
Metronidazole vaginal gel for bacterial vaginosis

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

SIGN Management of lung cancer(Feb 2014)
PatientPlus article - Lung Cancer
Information leaflet - Lung Cancer

NICE Osteoarthritis: Care and management in adults(Feb 2014) and EULAR recommendations for the non-pharmacological core management of hip and knee osteoarthritis (April 2013)
PatientPlus article - Osteoarthritis
Information leaflet - Osteoarthritis

Content revised as a result of routine review

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Abdominal Distension and Bloating
Blurred Vision
Cardiac Tamponade
Cardiac Tumours
Childhood Ketoacidosis
Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
Counselling in Primary Care
Deafness in Adults
Deafness in Children
Dealing with Hearing-impaired Patients
Denver Developmental Screening Test
Diplopia and III, IV and VI Cranial Nerve Lesions
Förster-Fuchs Retinal Spot
Gas Gangrene
Generalised Lymphadenopathy
Glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
Hot Swollen Joints
Inflammatory Retinal Diseases
Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD)
Intrauterine System (IUS)
Left Upper Quadrant Pain
Liver Failure
Menstruation and its Disorders
Meralgia Paraesthetica
Metabolic Syndrome
Myasthenia Gravis
Nasal Polyps
Nocturnal Enuresis in Children
Paget's Disease of Bone
Pain Relief in Children
Palmar Erythema
Postpartum Haemorrhage
Pulse Oximetry
Rat-bite Fever
Retinal Tumours
Right Upper Quadrant Pain
Six-week Baby Check
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Transient Ischaemic Attacks
Urine Dipstick Analysis
Urine Ketones - Meanings and False Positives
Viral Hepatitis (particularly D and E)
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
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Anal Fissure
Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)
Bedwetting Alarms
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Desmopressin for Bedwetting
Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD)
Intrauterine System (IUS)
Meralgia Paraesthetica
Myasthenia Gravis
Nasal Polyps
Paget's Disease of Bone
Persistent Rhinitis
Post-concussion Syndrome
Reward Systems for Bedwetting
Transient Ischaemic Attack

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Carbomer liquid eye gels
Ciprofloxacin for infection
Clindamycin capsules for infection
Clindamycin cream for bacterial vaginosis
Clindamycin skin preparations for acne
Eletriptan for migraine
Etonogestrel contraceptive implant
Fluorouracil for sun-damaged skin
Goserelin implant
Ipratropium - a bronchodilator
Ipratropium nose spray
Levofloxacin tablets for infection
Nedocromil inhaler
Norethisterone contraceptive injection
Norfloxacin tablets for infection
Ofloxacin tablets for infection
Quinagolide tablets
Rizatriptan for migraine
Sodium cromoglicate inhaler
Tibolone tablets

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)

New medicine leaflets
Asenapine tablets
Ketotifen eye drops for hay fever
Nalmefene tablets

Content revised as a result of new guidance

Month PatientPlus Information
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
February 56 21 18
January 46 24 20