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

Surgery patient information leaflets

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date

Loopogram

Description
The aim of this leaflet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about your child having a loopogram.

Necrotising enterocolitis

Description
This leaflet explains about necrotising enterocolitis. It explains what it is, the symptoms of it, the diagnostic process, the treatments available and the prognosis.

Orchidopexy - going home afterwards

Description
Information leaflet for parents whose son has had an orchidopexy (operation to bring an undescended testicle into the scrotum) at Guy's and St Thomas', with information on what to do afterwards.

Paediatric admissions FAQs

Description
This leaflet is a list of FAQs that parents have told us they would like to have answered before their child's admission to hospital for surgery or a planned test.

Paediatric outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (p-OPAT) service

Description
Information about the paediatric outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (p-OPAT) service. It explains how the service works and what to do if you have any questions or concerns about your child.

Paediatric psychology service

Description
Information about Evelina London's paediatric psychology service, including what we do, how to refer, and what to expect when you come to hospital.

PEG-J care - looking after your child's feeding tube

Description
Information on how to look after your child's PEG-J feeding tube at home.

Preparing your skin before surgery using chlorhexidine gluconate 2% cloths

Description
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about how to prepare your skin before surgery. The purpose of preparing your skin before surgery is to ensure that your skin is thoroughly cleansed to reduce the amount of bacteria that is normally found on the skin. This will reduce the risk of you developing an infection.

Rectal washouts

Description
This leaflet aims to teach parents how to perform rectal washouts safely on their baby at home. It explains the reasons for the treatment, the equipment involved, how to do the procedure, and how to deal with any potential problems, including who to contact and contact numbers.

Removal of accessory digits in babies under LA

Description
This leaflet explains about additional little finger(s) or toe(s) and how they are corrected.
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More patient information leaflets

For an A-Z list of all our patient information leaflets, please see the parents and visitors section.