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A&E and minor injuries - patient leaflets


This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Deep vein thrombosis - reducing your risk of developing a blood clot

This leaflet is for patients who are being sent home from the Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre with a lower limb plaster cast, splint or walker boot.

ED PEP advice after exposure

This leaflet gives information about medications for potential HIV post-exposure prophylaxis.

Emergency Department information

This leaflet explains more about our Emergency Department (A&E)

HIV testing at Guy's and St Thomas'

This leaflet provides information on having a routine HIV test in the Guy's and St Thomas' Emergency Department (A&E) and Urgent Care Centre.

Looking after your wound that has been glued

This leaflet gives you information on how to look after your wound.

Neurovascular clinic - Access information

Information leaflet for a patient admitted to A&E at St Thomas' Hospital after a suspected transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Gives details about their follow-up appointment at the neurovascular clinic.

Paracetamol overdose

This leaflet offers information for patients who have been assessed and/or received treatment in hospital following a paracetamol overdose. Patients should read this leaflet carefully before leaving hospital.


This information sheet gives you basic advice on how to help your wound to heal after it has been closed with steristrips (skin closure tapes).


This information sheet gives you basic advice on how to look after your wound after it has been closed with stitches.

Wrist injury advice from the ED

This leaflet advises you on how to manage your wrist injury at home, and provides contact details to help you arrange further follow-up if required.
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