Patient Information Leaflets (PILs)

To search for a Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) by name or title, please use our listing below.

For example, if searching for a leaflet entitled ‘Wound care’, please look in ‘Information in W’.

To search for a PIL by department e.g. Accident and Emergency, please click to go to our PILs by department listing.


Advice for using crutches

Ambulatory Emergency Care

Anterior cruciate ligament construction

Anterior (cystocele) & Posterior (rectocele) repair

Avascular Necrosis in children and teenagers with cancer

Avoiding cow’s milk

Birth after a caesarean delivery

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging stress perfusion

Cardiac Rehabilitation


Care of your (RIG) Tube

Caring for a child in a Pavlik harness

Cataract Surgery Discharge Advice


Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection


Child Development Centre

Child in Hip Spica cast

Children’s balance function tests


Clavicle fracture

Clinical Nurse Specialist HPB

Coeliac disease and a gluten free diet

Cognitive Communication Disorder

Collar and Cuff Sling


Colorectal clinic


Colposcopy Treatment For Cervical Bleeding

Contraception after you have had your baby

Controlled drugs

Controlling sickness after chemotherapy

Clostridium Difficile Infection

CT Coronary Angiogram


CT Colonography and Bowel Preparation

CT guided percutaneous drainage

CT guided cervical nerve block

CT Scanning

Duty of Candour

Eating well during cancer treatment

Fitting of Miami J Collar

Flexible Cystoscopy

Illeostomy and Colostomy Water Soluble Enema

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Lung Cancer Specialist Team

Melatonin EEG on a child

Mouth care in hospital

Multidisciplinary Assessment (MDA) of children with social communication difficulties

Planned Caesarean Section

Plaster Cast

Natal Advice and Exercises Following Childbirth

Removing catheter Trial without

Rib and chest injury

Routine HIV testing for patients with newly diagnosed anal cancer

Stereotactic core biopsy

Supportive and Palliative Care

Talipes Calcaneovalgus

The ICU Clinical Psychology Service

Two week rule referral pathway to rule out cancer

Urinary Catheter Passport

When your child dies

Writing an Advance Care Plan

Your Cardio Pulmonary CPX test


Alternative methods for managing stairs and steps

Anal fissure and sphincterotomy

Arthroscopic SAD shoulder

Broad arm sling

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging stress perfusion

Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection

Child in Hip Spica cast

Collar and Cuff Sling

Controlling sickness after chemotherapy

CT Scanning

Discharge advice following bowel surgery

Eating well before surgery

Enhanced Recovery Programme Liver surgery

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

High arm sling

High Output Stoma

How to help position a person after a stroke

Laparoscopic Sterilisation

Multidisciplinary Assessment (MDA) of children with social communication difficulties

Neighbour strapping advice

Neuromuscular Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Newborn hearing screening programme

Oesophageal Dilatation and Oesophageal Stent

Physical Activity after TIA/Stroke

Piles Sclerosing

Pilonidal sinus

Removal of skin lesions

Safety and Security

Saliva Management: Excess saliva

Saliva Management: Dry mouth

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

Sensory loss in neurological conditions


Shoulder manipulation under anaesthetic

Shoulder replacement

Skeletal Survey – a safeguarding investigation

Skin Tunnelled Catheter

Sleep deprived EEG

Sleep Deprived EEG for a Child

Small bowel enema

Smoking and eyes

Soft Fork Mashable Diet

Spinal surgery

Stabilisation shoulder joint

Stereotactic core biopsy

Superficial radiotherapy to the skin

Supportive and Palliative Care

Surgical management of miscarriage

Surgical termination of pregnancy

Swallowed Ingested foreign bodies

Transferring from a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)


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