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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.

  • Medicines allergy investigations

    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.
  • Managing your anxiety

    This leaflet gives advice about how to cope with anxiety.
  • Managing your child's drooling

    The information in this leaflet is aimed at supporting the discussions we had with you about your child's treatment when you attended the saliva control clinic. It gives you more information about different methods of managing your child's drooling.
  • Managing your child's pain at home after surgery

    This leaflet explains more about pain relief for your child once you leave hospital.
  • Meal time strategies

    This leaflet gives advice on how to cope with children who are fussy eaters.
  • Mediation at Evelina London

    A confidential service supporting families, patients and healthcare professionals.
  • Mepolizumab for asthma

    This leaflet gives information about mepolizumab medication for asthma in children.
  • Micturating cystourethogram (MCUG)

    The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about your child having a MCUG. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the examination as well as what you can expect when you come to the Evelina London Children's Hospital (ELCH).
  • Milk oral immunotherapy (MOIT)

    Information about milk oral immunotherapy and how it can help to desensitise you to a milk allergy.
  • Mountain Ward welcome leaflet

    This leaflet aims to give some basic information to parents and carers of children who are staying on Mountain Ward
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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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