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.

  • Baby Diary

    This leaflet gives information for parents about the 'BadgerNet Baby Diary'.
  • Back to school after illness

    This leaflet gives advice and coping strategies for helping your child as they resume normal activities after illness.
  • Barium enema

    The aim of this leaflet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about your child having a barium enema.
  • Barium follow-through examination

    The aim of this leaflet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about your child having a barium follow-through examination.
  • Barium swallow/meal examination

    The aim of this leaflet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about your child having a barium swallow or meal examination.
  • Bath boards

    This leaflet explains how to measure for a bath board.
  • Becoming a breast milk donor

    Information about donating breast milk for vulnerable babies, including how the process works and what you will need to do.
  • Bedwetting (enuresis) in children with sickle cell disease

    This leaflet offers more information about bedwetting in children with sickle cell disease (SCD), including why it is more common amongst children with SCD and what you can do to help.
  • Bladder and bowel diary

    Information leaflet and diary to help parents/carers keep a record of their child's bladder and bowel functions.
  • Bladder function assessment (BFA)

    Information about bladder function assessments (BFA) for urology conditions.
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  • Rapid Access Dysphagia Clinic
    Information about Evelina London's Rapid Access Dysphagia Clinic at St Thomas' Hospital, and what will happen at your appointment.
  • Rapid group A Strep testing
    Information about rapid group A Strep testing at our hospital.
  • Read and rhyme anytime
    A guide to language development in children using reading and rhyming.
  • Rectal washouts
    This leaflet aims to teach parents how to perform rectal washouts safely on their baby at home. It explains the reasons for the treatment, the equipment involved, how to do the procedure, and how to deal with any potential problems, including who to contact and contact numbers.
  • Relaxation for your child
    Information to help you to manage your child's stress and anxiety.
  • Removal of accessory digits in babies under LA
    This leaflet is about a procedure to remove your baby's extra little fingers or toes (accessory digits) under local anaesthetic.
  • Respiratory virus infection and how we manage it
    Information for parents on respiratory virus infections. Leaflet includes information on the types of respiratory virus infection, how to test for them, and how to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Routine EEG
    This leaflet explains more about routine EEG.
  • Routine pregnancy tests before a planned operation/procedure
    This leaflet answers your questions about having a routine pregnancy test before your operation/procedure. It explains why itis necessary for all female patients who are 12 years old and above.
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