If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you still come (even during the national lockdown) 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.

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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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  • Paediatric admissions FAQs
    Description
    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
    Description
    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
    Description
    Find out about the Evelina London paediatric psychology service
  • Paediatric psychology service
    Description
    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
    Description
    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
    Description
    This leaflet gives information on how we use pain relief when we take blood from your child.
  • Parent/carer lateral flow testing
    Description
    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.
  • Phototherapy at home service
    Description
    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
    Description
    This leaflet gives further details of what to expect if a physiotherapy appointment has been arranged for your child.
  • Pinnaplasty
    Description
    This leaflet explains about a pinnaplasty (an operation to correct prominent ears). If you have any questions or concerns, please ask a member of staff caring for your child.
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