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.

  • Safeguarding children

    Information about the children's safeguarding processes at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Scar revision surgery

    Information about surgery to correct scarring.
  • School nursing service - reception

    Information about how the School nursing service can help with reception class and in-year transfers.
  • Sesame free diet

    This information leaflet is a guide to avoiding all sesame and sesame containing products.
  • Short Synacthen test

    This leaflet provides information about your child's short Synacthen® test (SST).
  • Sickle cell and thalassaemia service for babies, children and young people

    This leaflet provides information on the specialist and comprehensive care service for children and adolescents in Sout East London who are born with these inherited disorders.
  • Sickle cell psychology service

    This leaflet is about psychological support to children and young people who are living with sickle cell disease (SCD) and thalassaemia, as well as support to their families/carers.
  • Sickle cell transition service

    Information about the transition service for young people with sickle cell disease.
  • Skeletal survey

    Information about your child having a skeletal survey. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the examination as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.
  • Skin growth or lump (lesion) surgery

    Information about surgery to remove skin growths or lumps (lesions).
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  • Nail bed injuries and nail bed repairs
    This leaflet contains information about nail bed injuries in children and how these are treated in Evelina London Children's Hospital. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the nurse or doctor looking after your child.
  • Necrotising enterocolitis
    This leaflet explains about necrotising enterocolitis. It explains what it is, the symptoms of it, the diagnostic process, the treatments available and the prognosis.
  • Neonatal stroke
    Information for families who have been told their baby has had a stroke around the time of birth. It answers some commonly asked questions and provides an overview of neonatal stroke.
  • Nerve blocks (regional anaesthesia) in limb surgery
    Nerve blocks (regional anaesthesia) are used in limb surgery to help with pain and recovery.
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 transition
    This leaflet is for patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 and explains more about the transition process offered in the neurofibromatosis (NF) service.
  • Neurofibromatosis type 2 transition
    This leaflet is for patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 and explains more about the transition process offered in the neurofibromatosis (NF) service.
  • Neuropsychology service
    Information about what our neuropsychology service is, including how children can be referred to it and what the neuropsychology assessment involves.
  • Neurorehabilitation family handbook
    Information about staying on Snow Leopard ward for neurorehabilitation.
  • Newcomen neurodevelopmental service
    Information about the neurodisability team at the Evelina London Newcomen Centre, based at St Thomas' Hospital.
  • Nosebleeds
    Information about nosebleeds and how they can be treated.
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