During February 2017 Clinical Knowledge Summaries were updated for the following topics:
The following topics were all reviewed:
- Boils, carbuncles and staphylococcal carriage
- Cough - acute with chest signs in children
The topics have undergone minor restructures. More significant changes include recommendations for urgent referral for suspected cancer in the Breathlessness topic and amending several recommendations about repeating swabs for staphylococcal carriage, reducing period of treatment for recurrent boils and antiseptic choice in line with advice from Public Health England.
Action: Clinicians who see patients with any of these conditions may find the new and updated information useful when reviewing current clinical practice.