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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.

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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.
  • Abdominal wall defects

    Description
    This information sheet has been given to you to help answer some of the questions you may have if you have just learned that your baby has an abdominal wall defect.
  • 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.
  • Admission information for operation or planned tests

    Description
    We hope this information will help you to feel more ready for your child's operation or planned test.
  • 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.
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  • Cannula - caring for your child's cannula at home
    Description
    This leaflet explains how to care for your child's cannula at home.
  • Car seat challenge
    Description
    This leaflet has information for families and explains more about the car seat challenge.
  • Carbohydrate counting for type 1 diabetes
    Description
    Information about carbohydrate counting for type 1 diabetes. This leaflet gives you the basic information before you meet with the diabetes dietitians.
  • cardiac catheter preadmission clinic
    Description
    This leaflet provides information about the cardiac pre-admission clinic at Evelina London Children's Hospital, and in particular, pre-admission to prepare patients for a cardiac catheter intervention procedure and hospital stay
  • Cardiac catheterisation - going home after this procedure
    Description
    This information leaflet is to help you know what to expect when your child comes back from having a cardiac catheter through to when you have gone home.
  • cardiac mri pre-admission clinic
    Description
    This leaflet provides information about the cardiac pre-admission clinic at Evelina London Children's Hospital, in particular preparation of patients for their Cardiac MRI procedure and hospital stay.
  • Cardiac MRI scan
    Description
    This leaflet aims to answer your questions about your child's cardiac MRI scan. It explains the benefits, risks, and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.
  • Cardiac MRI under general anaesthetic
    Description
    This leaflet aims to answer your questions about your child's cardiac MRI scan under general anaesthetic. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.
  • Cardiac physiology tests
    Description
    Find out about cardiac physiology tests at Evelina London
  • Cardiac physiology tests
    Description
    This leaflet gives all the information about different cardiac phsyiology tests, including blood pressure and ECG monitoring, CPET, R-tests, Tom Thumb, and stress tests.
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