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

Routine pregnancy tests before a planned operation/procedure

Description
This leaflet answers your questions about having a routine pregnancy test before your operation/procedure. It explains why itis necessary for all female patients who are 12 years old and above.

Safeguarding children

Description
Information about the children's safeguarding processes at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Stoma care – your child and their stoma

Description
The aim of this information sheet is to answer some of the questions you may have about your child's stoma.

Surgical care during pandemic

Description
This leaflet outlines the procedures that need to be followed for safety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Tongue tie: division of your baby's tongue-tie

Description
This leaflet explains about your child's tongue-tie and how we correct it, in babies younger than three months of age.

Ultrasound - your child's ultrasound

Description
This information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about your child having an ultrasound scan.

Videofluoroscopy - your child's videofluoroscopy

Description
A videofluoroscopy (sometimes called a videofluoroscopic swallow study or modified barium study

Water-soluble contrast enema

Description
This leaflet will answer some of your questions about your child having a water-soluble contrast enema.

Water-soluble follow-through examination

Description
This leaflet will answer some of your questions about your child having a water-soluble follow-through examination.

Water-soluble swallow/meal examination

Description
This leaflet will answer some of your questions about your child having a water-soluble swallow/meal examination.
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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.