Patient Information Leaflets (PILs)

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

For example, if searching for a leaflet from the Accident and Emergency department, please look in ‘Information in A’.

To search for a PIL by title or name e.g. Wound care, please click to go to our PILs by title or name listing.


EEG on a child

Evoked Potentials (EPs)

Melatonin EEG on a child

Sleep deprived EEG

Sleep Deprived EEG for a Child

Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyogram

Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) and Electroretinogram (ERG)

Nuclear Medicine

Diagnostic imaging in nuclear medicine

Radioiodine Therapy for Thyrotoxicosis

Radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer

Unlicensed medicines

Xofigo Therapy

Nursing and Patient Experience

Carer Passport for family members

Care of your (RIG) Tube

Consent to Treatment


Eating well with dementia

Mouth care in hospital

Preventing and managing pressure ulcers

Radiologically Inserted Gastrostomy (RIG)

Removal of ‘Corflo’ PEG Tube

Nutrition and Dietetics

Avoiding cow’s milk

Bowel Obstruction

Calcium for infants and children

Carbohydrate Awareness

Coeliac disease and a gluten free diet

Cow’s milk protein free diet for breast feeding mothers

Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Diet in pregnancy

Dietary Management of Gastroparesis

Do I need to lose weight in pregnancy

Eating after your gastrectomy

Eating well before surgery

Eating well during cancer treatment

Eating well with dementia

Eating when you have a small appetite

Healthy eating & insulin resistance

Healthy eating for weight loss

Healthy eating guide

Healthy Eating with Type 2 Diabetes

High Fibre Diet

High fibre diet for children with constipation

High Output Stoma

How to manage hypoglycaemia

Improving your nutrition – help for smaller appetites

Increasing fibre intake on a gluten free diet

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Lactose free diet sheet

Liquid diet

Living with an egg allergy

Low fibre diet

Low irritant high fibre diet

Making the most of your pureed meals

Managing Oral Allergy Syndrome

Managing stress

Nissen Fundoplication

Parenteral nutrition

Soft Diet

Soft Fork Mashable Diet

Taking your nutritional supplements

The glycaemic index

Wheat free diet


Having a blood test-children

Multidisciplinary Assessment (MDA) of children with social communication difficulties

Open access to Hascombe ward

Safeguarding investigations

Skeletal survey

Wedge incision of an ingrowing toenail

Paediatric Day Surgery



Flexor Tenotomy

Freeing of adhesions

Hernia repair

Hydrocele repair

Insertion of Grommets


Oral surgery



Trigger Thumb Release

Wound care

Paediatrics Emergency Department

Clavicle fracture

Gradual Return to Play (GRTP)

Irritable hip

Pain Department


Palliative Care Department

Amber care bundle

Supportive and Palliative Care

What to expect in the last days of life

Writing an Advance Care Plan

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALs)

PALS & Formal complaints


Advice about your medicines


Controlled drugs

Controlling Sickness after Chemotherappy

Fluid intake requirements for patients receiving Cisplatin

Management Of Diarrhoea For Patients Receiving Irinotecan

Prescription charges

Unlicensed Medicines


Treatment with PUVA


Achilles tendinopathy

What you need to know about acupuncture

Advice and exercises for women with Divarication of Rectus muscles

Alternative methods for managing stairs and steps

Anterior cruciate ligament construction

Arthroscopic SAD shoulder

Avascular Necrosis in children and teenagers with cancer

Botulinum Toxin treatment for children

Bubble PEP

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Caring for a child in a Pavlik harness

Child in Hip Spica cast

Collar care in lying

Decomp rotator cuff repair

Exercising safely with type 1 diabetes

Falls prevention for the elderly

Guide to managing your Thoracolumbosacral Orthosis (TLSO) independently

Hip arthroscopy

How to clear your chest ACBT


How to help position a person after a stroke

Knee arthroscopy

Lower back pain

Musculoskeletal Service

Neuromuscular Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Non weight bearing advice

Preparing for non-weight bearing following foot or ankle surgery

Pelvic Floor Exercise

Physical Activity after TIA/Stroke

Physiotherapy activities for premature babies

Physiotherapy for children with cancer

Physiotherapy for teenagers with cancer

Physiotherapy management of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain

Plantar Fasciitis

Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

Postnatal advice and exercises after childbirth

Prehabilitation guide and summary

Proximal Medial Gastrocnemius Release (PMGR)

Serial casting advice to parents

Shortness of breath Pacing

Shoulder manipulation under anaesthetic

Shoulder replacement

Stabilisation shoulder joint

Talipes Calcaneovalgus

Talipes Equinovarus

The physiotherapy management of overactive bladder (OAB)

Left Torticollis

Right Torticollis

Sensory loss in neurological conditions

Wearing a hard collar

Quality and Safety Department

Duty of Candour


Adrenal Vein Sampling

Antegrade Ureteric Stent

Barium meal

Barium meal and follow through

Barium swallow for adults

Breast Ultrasound

Ultrasound breast coil insertion

Breast ultrasound core biopsy

Colonic Stenting

Colonic Transit Study

CT Colonography and Bowel Preparation

CT guided cervical nerve block

CT guided percutaneous drainage

CT Scanning

Computerised Tomography Pulmonary Angiography

CT Coronary Angiogram

CTR Scan




Fibroid Embolisation

FNA of the breast and or armpit

Having a Mammogram

Having an ultrasound scan

How To Increase The Protein In Your Diet

The Herniogram


Illeostomy and Colostomy Water Soluble Enema

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Insertion


Male Urethrogram

Mediastinal Venogram and Stent Insertio


Paediatric Barium Swallow

Paediatric MCUG

Percutaneous biopsy



Proctogram examination


Small bowel enema

Skeletal Survey – a safeguarding investigation

Stereotactic core biopsy

Testicular Vein Embolisation

Transjugular liver biopsy

Transvaginal pelvic ultrasound scan

Ultrasound breast coil insertion

Ultrsound scan of abdomen and pelvis followed by Transvaginal scan

Ultrasound scan of the urinary tract

Vacuum-Assisted Ultrasound excision of a breast lesion

Vacuum-Assisted Stereotactic core biopsy of the breast


Water Soluble Enema


At the end of your radiotherapy

Deep inspiration breath hold technique for Radiotherapy

HDR Brachtherapy to the oesophagus

Internal radiotherapy to female pelvis

Radiotherapy for Patients with Lymphoma

Radiotherapy to the abdomen

Radiotherapy to the bones (short course)

Radiotherapy to the brain

Radiotherapy to the breast chest wall

Radiotherapy to the chest (short course)

Radiotherapy to the female pelvis

Radiotherapy to the female pelvis full insertion technique

Radiotherapy to the head and neck region

Radiotherapy to the lungs

Radiotherapy to the Oesophagus

Radiotherapy to the Prostate

Radiotherapy to the rectum and anus (male)

Radiotherapy to the rectum and anus (female)

Superficial radiotherapy to the skin

Use of vaginal dilators following pelvic radiotherapy

Regional HBP Unit

Clinical Nurse Specialist HPB

Liver Surgery


Lung Cancer Specialist Team


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