If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you still come (even if local COVID-19 restrictions have changed).
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.

  • X-ray - Your child's X-ray

    The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about your child having an X-ray. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to the Evelina London Children's Hospital (ELCH).
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We value your feedback. If you have any comments about our patient information, please email PatientInformationTeam@gstt.nhs.uk

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  • Your baby's operation
    This leaflet explains about what happens when your baby needs an operation.
  • Your child's community-acquired pneumonia
    This leaflet explains about your child's community-acquired pneumonia. It includes information on signs and symptoms, and diagnostic tests. It also provides advice about treatments and tips on what you can do to help your child.
  • Your child's general anaesthetic
    Read information from Evelina London about general anaesthetic.
  • Your child's heart problem and dental care
    Information leaflet for parents/carers of a child with heart problems, explaining how poor dental health can lead to endocarditis, and how this can be avoided.
  • Your child's heart surgery
    This leaflet provides information for parents of children undergoing heart surgery.
  • Your child's methotrexate
    This leaflet explains about your child's methotrexate medication that has been prescribed to treat an inflammatory disease.
  • Your child's prednisolone
    This leaflet is for parents of children taking prednisolone to treat their inflammatory condition.
  • Your child's stereotypies
    Read information from Evelina London about stereotypies.
  • Your child's stereotypies
    This leaflet explains more about your child's stereotypies.
  • Your Evelina REACH appointment
    This leaflet gives information about your virtual appointment with an occupational therapist from Evelina REACH.
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