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CKS Updates - October 2016

During October 2016 Clinical Knowledge Summaries were updated for the following topics:

In the Immunizations - Seasonal influenza topic the recommendations on the clinical risk groups eligible for annual influenza immunisation have been updated to include people with morbid obesity and the information on the extension of the national childhood influenza immunisation programme has been updated to include children of appropriate age for school years 1, 2, and 3. Information on the available vaccines and the management of children and adults with egg allergy has been updated in line with the chapter on Influenza in the Public Health England (PHE) document Immunisation against infectious disease (The Green Book).

In the Morton's neuroma topic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are now included as a management option and there have been minor changes to the recommendations on referral.

Additionally this month there is a new topic area covering Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Action: Clinicians who see patients with any of these conditions may find the new and updated information useful when reviewing current clinical practice.

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