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CKS Updates - June 2024

During June 2024 Clinical Knowledge Summaries were published or updated in the following areas.

All of the topics have been reviewed and updated with minor structural and layout changes. The Atrial fibrillation topic now includes information about the further assessment of device-detected atrial fibrillation, including use of patient-initiated mobile or wearable devices. The management section has also been split to cover new presentations and routine reviews separately. The Autism in adults topic has amended terminology to be consistent with NICE guidance from 2021. The Crohn's disease topic includes recent epidemiology figures and more detail on the management of a flare-ups. The Opioid dependence topic has been restructured with a focus on the generalist management of opioid dependency in primary care and information on what to expect from specialist drug services is included.

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