Patient Information Leaflets for the public

Acute Medicine

COVID-19 Follow-up Clinic
Richmond Acute Medicine Unit (AMU)

Adult Critical Care

Admission on the Day of Surgery (Afternoon)<
Admission on the Day of Surgery (Morning)
Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter (CPNB)
Inhalation Sedation for Children’s Dental Treatment
Nerve Damage after Childbirth
Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA)
Patient Fasting Information for Children

Audiology

Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials (CAEP)

Cancer Services

Ambulatory Oncology Care Unit (AOCU)
Chemotherapy and Biological Therapies
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice for Cancer Patients
Cryoablation and You
Electrochemotherapy
Help with travel costs
Information for Women Recalled to the Breast Screening Assessment Clinic
Psychological Support for People Affected by Cancer
The St. George’s Care Bag
Ultrasound Breast Biopsy for women with learning deficiencies
Wire-guided Localisation
Your Clinical Nurse Specialist (key worker)

Cardiovascular

High Dose Skin Care Advice following a Cardiac X-ray Procedure
Infective Endocarditis
Stop the Clot
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Assessment
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Procedure
What is Pulmonary Hypertension?

Chest Medicine

Hypoxia Altitude Simulation Test

Children’s Services

48 Hour Review for Children who have attended Hospital with Wheeze or Asthma
Allergy Clinic
Anorectal Malformations
Bowel Atresia
Camptodactyly in Children
Camptodactyly in Children Hand Therapy
Cerebral Palsy
Child Oral Health
Children and Young People’s Epilepsy Services
Children’s Asthma Nursing Team
Children’s Community Nursing Team
Congenital Clasped Thumb in Children
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
Constipation in Children
Delayed Onset Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy
Dental Extractions in Children – Aftercare instructions
Early Onset Neonatal Sepsis
Eczema Information for Parents and Carers
Febrile Convulsions: Information for Parents
Feeding Your Baby at Home with a Nasogastric Tube
Fever in Children under five
First Afebrile Seizure in Children and Adolescents
Food Challenge
Functional Abdominal Pain
Gastroschisis
Going Home with a Cannula
Headache in Children and Young People
Home Food Introduction: A guide for children, parents and carers
Hydrocephalus and Shunts Information for Parents
Infant Reflux
Inguinal Hernia in Boys
Investigations after Your Child’s Urinary Tract Infection
Long Lines and Central Lines
Malrotation and Volvulus
Meconium Ileus
Neonatal Jaundice
Neonatal Rectal Washouts
Neonatal Unit. A Guide for Parents
Oesophageal Atresia with Tracheo-oesophageal Fistula
Paedatric Hand Therapy Service
Paediatric Bladder Scan and UroFlow Test
Paediatric Haemophilia Service
Paediatric Neuropsychology Service: Neuropsychological Assessment
Paediatric Neuropsychology Service: Treatment
Paediatric Urodynamic Test
pH / Impedance Study
Play Information Leaflet
Posterior Urethral Valves (PUV)
Prolonged Neonatal Jaundice
Prominent Ears
Reactive Lymphadenopathy
Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Children and Young People
Referral to the Paediatric Trauma Clinic
Sleep Hygiene for Teens
Supervised Feed
The Children’s Asthma Nursing Team and Home Visits
Tranexamic Acid: Information for Parents and Carers
Transition from Paediatric Epilepsy to Adult Epilepsy Neurology services
Transition from Paediatric Neurodisability to Adult Neurology Services
Trigger Thumb / Finger
Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy / OGD
Vesicostomy Button Care
Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D in Children with Epilepsy and Neurodisability
Welcome to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Your hospital stay: Inpatient information for young people aged 12-18

Children’s and Young Person’s Emergency Services

48 Hour Review for Children who have attended Hospital with Wheeze or Asthma
Bronchiolitis
Buckle Fracture
Chicken Pox
Child Oral Health
Clavicle Fracture
Constipation in Children
Croup
Delayed Onset Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy
Eczema
Entonox and Your Child
Febrile Seizures
Fever
First Afebrile Seizure in Children and Adolescents
Gastroenteritis
Hand Fractures in Children
Head Injury in Children
Infant Reflux
Neonatal Jaundice
Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU)
Patient Fasting Information for Children
Prolonged Neonatal Jaundice
Pulled Elbow
Roseola
Scarlet Fever
Sleep Hygiene for Teens
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI)

Chronic Pain Service

Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Catheter (CPNB)
Discharge following DBS for Pain
Discharge following Occipital Nerve Stimulation
Leaving Hospital after Removal of SCS Trial Leads
Post Dural Puncture Headache Management
SCS Equipment
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Wound Care Advice for Patients following Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation

Clinical Neurophysiology

Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) and Electromyogram (EMG)
Paediatric Electroencephalogram (EEG)

Community Services

Children’s Community Nursing Team
Gwynne Holford Ward Amputee Rehabilitation Service
Mary Seacole Ward
Preparing for Your Discharge from Mary Seacole ward
The BOOST Course

Day Surgery Unit

Pregnancy Advisory Service: Surgical Termination of Pregnancy

Diabetes and Endocrinology / Diagnostic Services

Breast Needle Biopsy
Central Venous Catheter Insertion
Following a Vacuum Assisted Excision Procedure
Hand Therapy Team – X-ray Results
Image-Guided Injection
Implanted Port (Portacath) Insertion
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Insertion
Skin Tunnelled Central Venous Catheter (STC) Insertion
Transnasal Endoscopy
Ultrasound Breast Biopsy for women with learning deficiencies
Vacuum Assisted Excision Procedure
Vascath Central Venous Catheter Insertion

Emergency

Advice for Patients Being Discharged Following an Accident or Assault
Coronavirus: Help with Coping during the Pandemic
COVID-19 Discharge Advice
Emergency Department (A&E)
Infection and Sepsis
Routine HIV Testing at St George’s Emergency Department
Sedation

Gastroenterology

Advanced Endoscopic Resection of Polyps in the Large Bowel
Colonoscopy
ERCP
EUS Patient Information
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Gastroenterology Clinical Assessment Service (CAS)
Gastroscopy
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy
High Resolution Oesophageal Manometry and pH Studies
Transnasal Endoscopy

General Medicine

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Gynaecology

Gynaecology Two Week Referral Clinic
Information for Women Recalled to the Breast Screening Assessment Clinic
Management of Miscarriage
Manual Vacuum Aspiration
Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTOP)
Outpatient Hysteroscopy
Pelvic Floor Muscle Overactivity
Pregnancy Advisory Clinic
Pregnancy Advisory Service: Surgical Termination of Pregnancy
Recovering from Gynaecological Surgery

Haemotology

Acquired Haemophilia A
Adult Haemophilia Service
Anticoagulation for Left Ventricular Thrombus
Automated Red Blood Cell Exchange Transfusion for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Blood Transfusion Refusal information (Children)
Blood Transfusion Refusal Information for Adults
Cyclophosphamide in Acquired Haemophilia A
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Desmopressin (DDAVP) at Home
Desmopressin (DDAVP) Test
Haemophilia Centre
Haemophilia Joint Health Score Assessment
How to Manage an Acute Joint or Muscle Bleed
How to use an Incentive Spirometer. For Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Low Molecular Weight Heparin
Open Access Anticoagulant Clinics
Paediatric Haemophilia Service
Physiotherapy and Haemophilia
Possible Brain Bleed in Children with Bleeding Disorders
Preventing Blood Clots in Pregnancy and After Birth
Pulmonary Embolus
Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Children and Young People
Rituximab in Acquired Haemophilia A
Sport, Exercise and Activity with Haemophilia
Stop the Clot
Stopping Warfarin
Tranexamic Acid: Information for Parents and Carers
Transfusion Alternatives for Patients Who Refuse Blood Components and Products
Vaccinations and Antibiotics: Information for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
Virology Testing for Patients receiving Regular

Haemotology – Red Cell and Haemoglobin Disorders Unit

Breaking the Cycle: Sickle cell and thalassaemia pain management
Information about Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassaemia (for Adults)
Priapism and Sickle Cell Disease
Red Cell Pain Management Service
Sexual Health and Contraception: patients with thalassaemia and sickle cell disease
Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Service (Adults)
The Red Cell Psychology Service
Travel Information for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
Using Hydroxycarbamide (Hydroxyurea)

You may also be interested in the following leaflets;

NHS Blood and Transplant: Information for patients with sickle cell disease who may need a blood transfusion (PDF)

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists: Sickle cell disease and pregnancy

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists: Beta thalassaemia and pregnancy (PDF)

Infection and Prevention Control

Clostridium difficile
Infection Prevention and Control
Influenza or “Flu”
Legionella Infection
MRSA
Norovirus
Pre-operative Screening for MRSA

Inpatients

Persistent Pain
Your hospital stay: Inpatient information for young people aged 12-18
Your-hospital-stay-Our-inpatient-services

Major Trauma

Going Home after Your Stay at St George’s Major Trauma Centre
St George’s Major Trauma Centre

Maternity

Antenatal Perineal Massage
Breastfeeding and Tongue Tie
Caesarean Birth
Counselling – Maternity Department
Donor Human Milk
Epidural Blood Patch
Headache after Childbirth
Induction of Labour
Managing Your Pain After Birth – how to use over-the-counter painkillers
Pelvic Girdle Pain
Preventing Blood Clots in Pregnancy and After Birth
Your Pregnancy Exercise Class

Maxillofacial

Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH)
Stainless Steel Crowns (SSCs)
Wearing a Mandibular Advancement Splint

Neurology

Adult Home Video Telemetry
Adult Video Telemetry
Apomorphine Response Test
Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks and Their Management
Clival Tumours: Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas
Cognitive Neurology Clinical Neuropsychology Service
Community Migraine Advice Clinic
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery for Parkinson’s Disease
Discharge advice for patients going home after implantation of a Deep Brain Stimulator
Epilepsy Clinical Neuropsychology Service
Going Home Following Surgery to Remove a Malignancy of the Temporal Bone01
Going Home Following Surgical Closure of a Temporal Bone Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
Greater Occipital Nerve Block
Hypoxic Brain Injury Resulting from Cardiac Arrest
Lemtrada (Alemtuzamab) Infusion Patient Guide
Listeria Advice for Patients taking Lemtrada (Alemtuzumab)
Mechanical Thrombectomy
Medicines After a Stroke
Methotrexate Patient Information Leaflet
Ocrevus (Ocrelizumab) Infusion Patient Guide
Paediatric Video Telemetry
Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA)
Sleep Hygiene for People with Multiple Sclerosis
Speech and Language Therapy for Motor Neuron Disease
Speech and Language Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
Stroke Patient Handbook
Subarachnoid Haemorrhage (SAH)
Surgical Closure of a Temporal Bone Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
Surgical Removal of a Malignancy of the Temporal Bone
Surgical Removal of a Paraganglioma of the Temporal Bone
Transition from Paediatric Epilepsy to Adult Epilepsy Neurology services
Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Neuropsychology Service
Vascular Malformations
WEB Device for Treating Brain (Intracranial) Aneurysms
Welcome to Thomas Young Ward
What to do if you miss a dose of Fingolimod

Nutrition and Dietetics

Eating after Orthognathic (jaw mobilising) Surgery
Extremely Thick Fluids
Liquidised Diet
Mildly Thick Fluids
Minced and Moist
Mixed Consistencies
Moderately Thick Fluids
Pureed
Regular Easy to Chew
Slightly Thick Fluids
Soft and Bite Sized
Transitional Foods

The following leaflets are available upon request. Please call us on 020 8725 1163 for more details. A healthy, balanced soft diet for patients following head and neck cancer

Custard-thick (stage 2) fluids
Syrup-thick (stage 1) fluids

Outpatients

Nose Injury Clinic
Your-hospital-appointment-our-outpatient-services

Pharmacy

Bringing Your Own Medicines into Hospital
Rifampicin and Clindamycin for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Physiotherapy

Achilles Tendinopathy
Antenatal Perineal Massage
Chest Wall Injuries
Haemophilia Joint Health Score Assessment
Hand Therapy Team – X-ray Results
How to Manage an Acute Joint or Muscle Bleed
Lung Volume Recruitment (LVR) Bag
Pelvic Floor Exercises for Men
Pelvic Floor Muscle Overactivity
Pelvic Girdle Pain
Physiotherapy and Haemophilia
Postnatal Exercise Class
Regaining Control of Your Bladder
Sport, Exercise and Activity with Haemophilia
Sternum (Breast Bone) Fracture
Your Pregnancy Exercise Class

Physiotherapy Outpatients

Neck Pain (PDF)
Sprains and strains advice for patients (PDF)
Acute low back pain resting positions (PDF)
Ankle sprain (PDF)
Exercise in pregnancy (PDF)
Knee pain (PDF)
Neck pain  (PDF)
Pelvic floor muscles (PDF)
Pelvic girdle pain (PDF)
Womens health physiotherapy information AQP leaflet 2014 (PDF)
Postnatal Body leaflet 2014 (PDF)
POP leaflet 2014 (PDF)
Pelvic floor muscles 2014 (PDF)
PGP AQP leaflet 2014 (PDF)
Exercise in Pregnancy September 2014 (PDF)
Carpel tunnel AQP leaflet 2014 (PDF)

Plastic Surgery

Accessory Digits: Outpatient Removal
Camptodactyly in Children
Clinodactyly in Children
Composite Graft to an Amputated Tip of Finger/Toe
Discharge from the Plastic Dressing Clinic
Instructions for the Use of Topical Hydrocortisone 1% Cream or Ointment
K-wire Fixation
Nail Bed Injury
Non-Cancer Related Bilateral Mastectomy Discharge Information Sheet
Non-Cancer Related Bilateral Mastectomy Pre-operative Information
Paronychia
Prominent Ears
Referral for Skin Camouflage
Referral to St George’s Hospital Plastic Surgery Department
Referral to the Paediatric Trauma Clinic
Rehabilitation Following Surgery for Dupuytren’s Contracture
Scar Massage
Seroma Aspiration</a
Syndactyly
Tongue-Tie
Trigger Thumb / Finger
Wound and Dressing Care

Pre Operative Information

Non-Cancer Related Bilateral Mastectomy Pre-operative Information

Rehabilitation Services

Transfemoral/knee disarticulation lower limb amputees (PDF) (PDF)
Transtibial lower limb amputees (PDF) (PDF)
Gwynne Holford Ward amputee rehabilitation service (PDF)
Exercises for the Upper Limb (PDF)
Gwynne Holford ward amputee rehabilitation service (PDF)

Renal Medicine

ArterioVenous Fistula (AVF) Formation for Haemodialysis
Getting Ready for Transplantation: Checklist of my investigations
Going Home after Fistula and Graft Creation
Renal Clinical Psychology Service
Skin Tunnelled Dialysis Catheter (STDC) InsertionSenior Health
Constipation
Learning to Control Your Bowels
Mary Seacole Ward
Preparing for Your Discharge from Mary Seacole ward

Sexual health

Specialist Medicine

Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Fitting Pack
Entonox Use in Endoscopic Procedures
ERCP
Overnight Pulse Oximetry
Rifampicin and Clindamycin for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Surgery

Admission on the Day of Surgery (Afternoon)
Admission on the Day of Surgery (Morning)
Anaesthesia for Heart Surgery
Anaesthesia for Thoracic (Lung & Chest Wall) Surgery
Dental Extractions in Children – Aftercare instructions
Inhalation Sedation for Children’s Dental Treatment
Smoking and Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgical Admissions Lounge
Thoracic Surgery: Activity Before and After
Vesicostomy Button Care

Therapies

Acupuncture for Migraine and Tension Headache
Botulinum Toxin Injection for Adult Spasticity
Camptodactyly in Children
Camptodactyly in Children Hand Therapy</a
Caring for a stoma and voice prosthesis after a total laryngectomy
Central Slip Injury
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Desensitisation Therapy
Congenital Clasped Thumb in Children
Constipation
Coping with Everyday Life with a Circular Frame
Corticosteroid Injection Therapy in the Foot/Ankle
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
Further Management following your Flexor Tendon Repair
Hand Fractures in Children
Hand Therapy Relaxation Techniques – Breathing
Hand Therapy Service
Hand Therapy Team – X-ray Results
Learning to Control Your Bowels
Mirror Therapy for Patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Oedema Management Techniques – Coban Wrap
Oedema Management Techniques – Retrograde Massage
Osteoarthritis of the Thumb
Paedatric Hand Therapy Service
Postnatal Exercise Class
Preparing for Your Discharge from Therapy in-Reach at Ronald Gibson House
Proximal Humerus Fracture
Proximal Inter-Phalangeal (PIP) Joint Injury
Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Joint Replacement Surgery and Rehabilitation
Push Thumb Brace
Recovering from Gynaecological Surgery
Rehabilitation after a Thumb Flexor Tendon Repair
Rehabilitation Following Surgery for Dupuytren’s Contracture

Scar Tissue Management Post Natal
Scars and Scar Massage
The Hand Rehabilitation Group
The Wrist Class
Tips and Ideas on Doing Things with One Hand
Total Hip / Knee Replacement post-op FAQs
Trigger Finger

Trauma and Orthpaedics

5th Metatarsal Fracture
Ankle Fracture (Weber type A)
Clavicle (Collar Bone) Injuries: A Guide for Patients
Deep Vein Thrombosis Advice for Fracture Clinic Patients
Fracture Clinic
Radial Head or Neck Fracture
Scapula (Shoulder Blade) Injuries: A Guide for Patients
Smoking and Orthopaedic Surgery
Toe Fracture (excluding big toe)
Vitamin C in Pain Management
Your Total Hip Replacement
Your Total Knee Replacement

Trust-wide leaflets

General information booklet
Going home – discharge information for patients
Information for overseas visitors – hospital treatment and paying for care

Urology

Haematuria Clinic
Having a trial without catheter (TWOC)
Paediatric Bladder Scan and UroFlow Test
Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS)
Urodynamic Studies