A number of transport strikes are due to take place in November and 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.

A-Z of patient leaflets by title

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

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

As part of your child's care, you should receive information about their appointment, test, operation or anything you need to do when you return home. If you have not received the relevant information, please speak to your doctor or nurse. 

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

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  • Allergy - suspected drug allergy investigations

    Description
    This leaflet explains about what to expect when your child has an investigation of their suspected drug allergy at the children's allergy service at St Thomas' Hospital.
  • Anaesthetic - having a general anaesthetic

    Description
    This leaflet aims to answer your questions about your child having a general anaesthetic.
  • About your child's cleft lip or vomer flap surgery

    Description
    Information about your child's cleft lip or vomer flap surgery including what you will need to do before the operation and how to prepare, what will happen afterwards and how to care for your child. You can also find the team's contact details for questions or support.
  • About your child's cleft palate surgery

    Description
    Information about your child's cleft palate surgery including what you will need to do before the operation and how to prepare, what will happen afterwards, eating and drinking, and how to care for your child. You can also find the team's contact details for questions or support.
  • About your child's secondary speech surgery

    Description
    Information about your child's secondary speech surgery including what you will need to do before the operation and how to prepare, what will happen afterwards, eating and drinking, and how to care for your child. You can also find the team's contact details for questions or support.
  • Administration of rectal paraldehyde

    Description
    This information leaflet provides general guidance for parents/carers whose child has been prescribed paraldehyde.
  • Admission information for operation or planned tests

    Description
    This information leaflet will help you to feel more ready for your child's operation or planned test.
  • Allergy service

    Description
    Information about what to expect from your appointment with the allergy service for children, based at St Thomas' Hospital.
  • Allergy service - follow-up and discharge

    Description
    This leaflet gives information about the follow-up and discharge from the Allergy Service at Evelina London Children's Hospital.
  • Allergy service at St Thomas' Hospital

    Description
    Information about what to expect from your appointment with the allergy service for children, based at St Thomas' Hospital.
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  • About your child's cleft lip or vomer flap surgery
    Description
    Information about your child's cleft lip or vomer flap surgery including what you will need to do before the operation and how to prepare, what will happen afterwards and how to care for your child. You can also find the team's contact details for questions or support.
  • About your child's cleft palate surgery
    Description
    Information about your child's cleft palate surgery including what you will need to do before the operation and how to prepare, what will happen afterwards, eating and drinking, and how to care for your child. You can also find the team's contact details for questions or support.
  • About your child's secondary speech surgery
    Description
    Information about your child's secondary speech surgery including what you will need to do before the operation and how to prepare, what will happen afterwards, eating and drinking, and how to care for your child. You can also find the team's contact details for questions or support.
  • Administration of rectal paraldehyde
    Description
    This information leaflet provides general guidance for parents/carers whose child has been prescribed paraldehyde.
  • Admission information for operation or planned tests
    Description
    This information leaflet will help you to feel more ready for your child's operation or planned test.
  • Allergy service
    Description
    Information about what to expect from your appointment with the allergy service for children, based at St Thomas' Hospital.
  • Allergy service - follow-up and discharge
    Description
    This leaflet gives information about the follow-up and discharge from the Allergy Service at Evelina London Children's Hospital.
  • Allergy testing blood drawing instructions
    Description
    This information leaflet describes how to safely use the allergy test blood sampling kit.
  • Alveolar bone graft (ABG) – information for parents, carers and children
    Description
    This leaflet is about the alveolar bone graft (ABG) operation. We hope it will help you explain the procedure to your child.
  • Ankle sprain
    Description
    Information about how to look after your child's sprain after visiting the Emergency Department (A&E)
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