Patient Information Leaflets

We have collected together our patient leaflets in this section, to help you as a patient or carer know more about a wide variety of procedures, conditions and other treatments.

For more details about each specialty, please visit our A to Z of services.

 

Do not act on the content of any leaflet (from our website or another) without the advice of a trained clinician. Each leaflet has contact details to receive further help and assistance. Do contact our PALS team if you need a translation of the guidance.

 

Acute Pain Service

 

Anticoagulation Service

 

Audiology

 

Bariatric Surgery

 

Bone Density Unit

 

Breast Clinic

 

Cardiology

 

Care of the Elderly

 

Clinical Neurophysiology

 

Critical Care

 

Day Surgery Unit

 

Dermatology

 

Diabetes / Endocrinology

 

Dietetics

The following leaflets may be provided by your dietician depending on your treatment plan:

  • Build Yourself Up
  • Cow's Milk Protein and Egg Free Diet
  • Cow's Milk Protein and Soya Free Diet
  • Cow's Milk Protein Free Diet for Breast Feeding Mothers
  • Dementia Support with Eating and Drinking
  • Diet and Gallbladder Disease
  • Dietary Advice for Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Dietary Guidelines for a Peptic Ulcer
  • Diet for Gout
  • Eatwell Plate / Healthy eating
  • Exercise and Insulin
  • Food and Insulin Diary
  • Gluten free and low sugar snacks
  • Gluten Free Diet
  • Healthier Eating Out
  • Healthy Eating and Diabetes
  • Healthy Eating and Diabetes Taking Control
  • Healthy Eating and Gestational Diabetes
  • Healthy Eating for Children and Young People with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Healthy Eating with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Healthy Snack Ideas
  • Help my child gain weight on a milk free diet
  • Hiatus Hernia or Acid Reflux
  • High Calorie Snacks
  • How motivated are you?
  • Increasing dietary fibre
  • Lactose Free Diet for Adults
  • Lactose Free Diet for Children
  • Low K Snack
  • Nausea Vomiting and Loss of Appetite
  • Nourishing Drinks and Puddings
  • PEG Feeding
  • Weight Management for Children and Young People
  • Wound Healing

 

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

 

Emergency Care

 

Endoscopy

 

General Medicine

 

General Surgery

 

Genito-Urinary Medicine

 

Gynaecology

 

Haematology

 

Infection Control

 

Information Services

 

Maternity

 

Medical Assessment Unit

 

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

 

Neurology

 

Nursing

 

Occupational Health

 

Occupational Therapy

 

Oncology

 

Operations

 

Ophthalmology

 

Oral Surgery and Orthodontics

 

Orthopaedics

 

Outpatients

 

Paediatrics

 

Pain Management (Acute)

 

Pain Management (Chronic)

 

Patient Advice and Liaison Service

 

Palliative Care

 

Pharmacy

 

Physiotherapy

 

Radiology

 

Renal Services

 

 

Respiratory Medicine

 

Rheumatology

 

Speech and Language Therapy

 

Stoma Care

 

Surrey Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (iMSK)

 

Urogynaecology

 

Urology

 

Audio Versions

We have a few leaflets in audio format that can be streamed through this website or downloaded to a mobile player:

 

Disclaimer regarding Clinical Information

Please note, whilst the information contained in the leaflets has been created, reviewed and ratified by our medical and surgical teams, they are intended to complement the advice of professional healthcare staff. They should not be used without appropriate medical advice and the Trust’s terms and conditions apply. Procedures should only be undertaken by trained healthcare professionals and the Trust will not be liable for injury, loss or financial impairment as a result of actions taken by individuals after reading the materials.

Care has been taken to describe the treatments in a sensitive manner, however, due to their nature you may find some of the content distressing.

 

Questions about your Treatment

If you have any questions, please contact your GP or consultant. NHS Choices provide a wealth of information on their website (http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx).

You can also ring the NHS 111 service when you need medical help but it is not an emergency.

 

Translations and Alternate Formats

Our PALS department will be able to answer any queries you have about the leaflets themselves or if you require a translation. They can be contacted on 01932 723553.

We can provide interpreters for a variety of languages as well as information resources in larger print or other formats (e.g. audio, Braille) - please call our PALS team for more details or to make a request.

To use the Text Relay service, prefix all numbers with 18001.