If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you still come (even if local COVID-19 restrictions have changed).
To help keep everyone safe, only one parent or carer can attend. No other family or friends can visit.
See all our information about COVID-19, including steps we are taking to keep you safe.

A-Z of patient leaflets by department

Use the A-Z links here to find out more about our children's services

This page lists our patient information leaflets by department. View leaflets listed by title.

Every leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

  • Eye patient leaflets

    A list of eye patient information leaflets for children, parents and carers.
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  • Cardiology appointments during pandemic
    This leaflet gives more information about your child's outpatient appointment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Cardiology psychology service
    This leaflet gives more information about the cardiac psychology service available at Evelina London.
  • Care and management of a plaster or fibre glass cast
    This leaflet explains about cast care and management for paediatric orthopaedic patients.
  • Care closer to home
    This leaflet explains the Children's Community Nursing Service and how we care for your child or young person at home
  • Care of the mouth after dental extractions
    This leaflet explains more about your child returning to their everyday activities after having a tooth taken out (known as a dental extraction) under local anaesthetic.
  • Caring for your child's mouth after dental treatment under general anaesthetic
    This leaflet explains how to look after your child's mouth after dental treatmet under general anaesthetic
  • Casting for a TLSO spinal brace
    This leaflet explains about casting for a TLSO spinal brace. TLSO stands for thoraco-lumbar spinal orthosis.
  • Catheter diary
    Information leaflet and diary to help parents/carers keep a record of their child's bladder function.
  • Caudal analgesia
    Caudal analgesia is a very common method we can use to provide pain relief for children during and after their operation alongside their general anaesthetic. This leaflet will explain how it is performed, the benefits, risks and side effects, and give guidance for when your child is discharged.
  • Child development clinic
    This leaflet explains more about the child development clinic, a service which offers advice around improving your child's independence in daily activities to support your child's development.
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