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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.

  • Walrus outpatients leaflet

    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.
  • Water-soluble contrast enema

    This leaflet will answer some of your questions about your child having a water-soluble contrast enema.
  • Water-soluble follow-through examination

    This leaflet will answer some of your questions about your child having a water-soluble follow-through examination.
  • Water-soluble swallow/meal examination

    This leaflet will answer some of your questions about your child having a water-soluble swallow/meal examination.
  • Wheelchair hire in London

    This leaflet gives advice about measuring for a wheelchair and where you can hire them from in London.
  • Wheeze management plan

    Information about your child's prescription for wheeze, and the management plan.
  • When a child or baby dies

    Information about what to do if a child or baby dies
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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 explains about additional little finger(s) or toe(s) and how they are corrected.
  • 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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