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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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  • Catheter diary
    Information leaflet and diary to help parents/carers keep a record of their child's bladder function.
  • Caudal analgesia
    Caudal analgesia is a very common method we can use to provide pain relief for children during and after their operation alongside their general anaesthetic. This leaflet will explain how it is performed, the benefits, risks and side effects, and give guidance for when your child is discharged.
  • Child development clinic
    This leaflet explains more about the child development clinic, a service which offers advice around improving your child's independence in daily activities to support your child's development.
  • Child treatment - consent for your child's treatment
    Important information for parents/carers about giving permission for your child's treatment.
  • Children and young people's health partnership (CYPHP)
    This leaflet provides information about the children and young people's health partnership community health team. This is a cross-organisational service which provides care for children, young people and their families across Lambeth and Southwark.
  • Childrens cardiac nurse specialist team
    This leaflet explains about the service the children's cardiac nurse specialist (CCNS) team provide.
  • Children's Developmental Feeding Clinic
    This leaflet explains about the Children's Developmental Feeding Clinic and what will happen at your appointment.
  • Children's one-stop bladder clinic
    Information leaflet for parents or carers of a child who has been referred to the children's one-stop bladder clinic at Evelina London.
  • Children's spinal cord clinic
    This leaflet provides information on our specialist spinal cord clinic. This information is for parents and carers of children with a diagnosis that affects the spine.
  • Children's Stroke Service
    The children's stroke service gives advice and treatment to children affected by stroke in infancy, childhood or in their teenage years.
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