If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you still come unless you hear otherwise.
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 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.

  • Baby Diary

    This leaflet gives information for parents about the 'BadgerNet Baby Diary'.
  • Back to school after shielding

    This leaflet gives advice and coping strategies for helping your child as they resume normal activities after shielding.
  • Barium enema

    The aim of this leaflet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about your child having a barium enema.
  • Barium follow-through examination

    The aim of this leaflet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about your child having a barium follow-through examination.
  • Barium swallow/meal examination

    The aim of this leaflet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about your child having a barium swallow or meal examination.
  • Bath boards

    This leaflet explains how to measure for a bath board.
  • Becoming a breast milk donor

    Information about donating breast milk for vulnerable babies, including how the process works and what you will need to do.
  • Bedwetting (enuresis) in children with sickle cell disease

    This leaflet offers more information about bedwetting in children with sickle cell disease (SCD), including why it is more common amongst children with SCD and what you can do to help.
  • Biofeedback training

    Information leaflet for parents and carers about biofeedback training for their child, including the benefits, risks and alternatives.
  • Bladder and bowel diary

    Information leaflet and diary to help parents/carers keep a record of their child's bladder and bowel functions.
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  • Paediatric admissions FAQs
    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
    This leaflet provides you with 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
    Find out about the Evelina London paediatric psychology service
  • Paediatric psychology service
    This leaflet gives information about Evelina London's paediatric psychology service, including what we do, how to refer, and what to expect when you come to hospital.
  • Pain management for your child
    This booklet explains some of the ways in which pain can be prevented or treated while your child is in hospital.
  • Pain relief during blood tests
    This leaflet gives information on how we use pain relief when we take blood from your child.
  • Parent/carer lateral flow testing
    This leaflet explains why we are doing rapid coronavirus (lateral flow device) tests on the parents/carers of children who are admitted to Evelina London Children's Hospital.
  • PEG-J care - looking after your child's feeding tube
    Information on how to look after your child's PEG-J feeding tube at home.
  • Phototherapy at home service
    This leaflet explains about how phototherapy treatment for jaundice can be provided in your own home. Use this leaflet together with the 'Jaundice in newborn babies' leaflet.
  • Physiotherapy - first appointment information
    This leaflet gives further details of what to expect if a physiotherapy appointment has been arranged for your child.
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