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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  • Safeguarding children

    Description
    Information about the children's safeguarding processes at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Savannah - going home from the ward

    Description
    This leaflet explains more about your child's recovery at home after heart surgery.
  • Scar revision surgery

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

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

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

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

    Description
    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

    Description
    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

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

    Description
    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.
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  • 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.
  • Accessory digit surgery
    Description
    Information about surgery to remove your child's extra little fingers or toes (accessory digits).
  • Achondroplasia
    Description
    Achondroplasia is the most common form of disproportionate short stature (DSS). Achondroplasia (dwarfism or restricted growth) changes how the bones develop which affects the way children grow, particularly their upper arms and thighs.
  • Acute maternal hyperoxygenation testing
    Description
    Information about a test called acute maternal hyperoxygenation. This test measures your unborn baby's response to oxygen if they have a heart problem (congenital heart disease).
  • Allergy service
    Description
    Information about what to expect from your appointment with the allergy service for children, based at St Thomas' Hospital.
  • Allergy service - follow-up and discharge
    Description
    Information about the follow up and discharge from the allergy service at Evelina London Children's Hospital.
  • Allergy testing blood drawing instructions
    Description
    This information leaflet describes how to safely use the allergy test blood sampling kit.
  • Ankle sprain
    Description
    Information about how to look after your child's sprain after visiting the Emergency Department (A&E)
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