Parents and carers may be concerned by the news reports about Group A streptococcus (GAS). Find out more about what to look out for.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this December. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.



If your child is coming to Evelina London Children's Hospital for an operation or planned test involving a general anaesthetic, you will be seen by the pre-assessment team beforehand. The pre-assessment team make sure that your child is fit for their operation or planned test.

Read more and watch our short film about what to expect from your pre-assessment appointment. You can also watch a film and find out more about what will happen on the day of the operation. We recommend you watch both films with your child to help them to understand what to expect when coming into hospital. The films have been specially created to help children understand what might happen in a fun and friendly way.

Find out more about pre-assessment

Find out more about the day of the operation

If you or your child are feeling worried about their operation or planned test, please let us know at your pre-assessment appointment.


Lead nurse for pre-assessment

Tel: 020 7188 7188, extension 56222. 

What is a general anaesthetic?

This means that your child will be going to sleep for their operation or planned test.

More information can be found on our general anaesthetic leaflet (PDF 77Kb).