New articles should follow the outlines here wherever possible. That said, there is no "one size fits all", and therefore clarity and accessibility should be the first priority.


Acute conditions

Pages related to conditions that present acutely (like ACS or an asthma exacerbation) should have the following structure, to hopefully give an organised approach for managing / clerking the patient in an A&E or acute assessment area. Have a look at the template for acute conditions

Chronic conditions

These should be written in a format for a patient being seen in an outpatient clinic appointment (or GP consultation). Please see the template for chronic conditions

Writing Guidance

Naming pages

  • Pages should be named in lower case, with dashes (-) instead of spaces (eg acute-kidney-injury)
  • Where possible, use the full name of a condition, rather than an acronym (eg systemic-lupus-erythematosus, not SLE)
Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License