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General medicine patient leaflets

Providing acute medical services

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.

Chest drain - Having a chest drain inserted

Description:
This leaflet explains about having a chest drain inserted to drain fluid or air from your chest.

Clonazepam for restless legs syndrome

Description:
This leaflet provides information about the use of clonazepam to treat restless legs syndrome.

Codeine for restless legs syndrome

Description:
This leaflet provides information about the use of codeine phosphate to treat restless legs syndrome.

Comprehensive geriatic assessment clinic

Description:
This leaflet explains more about this clinic.

Cyclophosphamide treatment for interstitial lung disease

Description:
This leaflet explains about having cyclophosphamide treatment for interstitial lung disease (ILD).

Delirium

Description:
This leaflet is for relatives, carers and patients. It explains delirium, its symptoms and the risk factors associated with it. Additionally, it provides information on how staff caring for the patient will help them during their hospital stay. It also suggests ways in which relatives and carers can help too.

Dementia - Information for patients, carers and relatives

Description:
This leaflet aims to help you understand dementia better. It describes the main types of dementia, their causes and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed. It also explains how to make sure that you get the right care in hospital, and gives you numbers for helpful local and national services.

Dementia Carers Pack England

Description:
Dementia carers pack - contains details of organisations that can help in England and the UK

DOACs for the treatment of DVT and PE

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about DOACs that may be prescribed for you when you are diagnosed with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a pulmonary embolism (PE).

Falls clinic

Description:
This leaflet explains more about this clinic.
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