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A-Z of patient leaflets by title

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This page lists patient leaflets by their title. Please use the A-Z below to find the leaflets relevant to you.

If you are not sure which leaflet titles are relevant to you, see our list of leaflets grouped by department/topic.


Haemorrhoids banding aftercare advice

Aftercare advice for patients who have had an endoscopic examination and treatment of their biliary system

HALO ablation aftercare advice

Aftercare advice for Barrett's oesophagus patients who have had an endoscopic examination and RFA

Hand hygiene - An easy read guide

This leaflet is about keeping your hands clean and how this can stop infection from spreading around the hospital. It is written in simple, short sentences, with pictures to guide you.

Hand therapy: Activity list

If you are recovering from surgery or an injury of your hand, your hand therapist will give you activities to do.

Having a CT scan

A CT scan can help your doctor diagnose a condition and find the best treatment options for you. This information is about what happens during the scan, how to prepare and getting your results.

Having a prostate biopsy

A prostate biopsy, or transperineal prostate biopsy, is used to diagnose conditions of the prostate such as prostate cancer.

Having a SeHCAT study

A SeHCAT study investigates how well you absorb bile salts using a scan to measure the amount of radioactivity in your body

Having a TAVI for aortic stenosis

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic stenosis - what happens during the procedure, risks, recovery and looking after yourself when you get home.

Having an anaesthetic

What an anaesthetic is, how to prepare for one, and what to expect when you come to hospital, for adult patients who expect to have an operation or treatment that needs an anaesthetic.

Having an X-ray

What happens when you have an X-ray at Guy's and St Thomas', including how to prepare and getting your results.

Hearing aids and using face coverings

Advice on how to wear face coverings as well as hearing aids, and communicating when others are using masks.

Heart surgery - Having heart surgery

The aim of this booklet is to provide you and your family with information about what is involved in heart surgery. It explains the procedure, including risks and benefits, as well as what to expect when you come to hospital.

Heart valve disease and your weight

Information about why managing your weight is important when you have heart valve disease.

Hepatitis testing in the Emergency Department (A&E)

A hepatitis test is offered to all people who need a blood test in the Emergency Department, as many people do not realise they have been at risk for hepatitis infection.

HIV tests in our Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre

Having a routine HIV test in the Guy's and St Thomas' Emergency Department (A&E) and Urgent Care Centre.

Home dialysis

This information explains home dialysis, and the different types of dialysis you might have.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is medicine used to treat menopausal symptoms. Find information on how HRT is taken, the side effects and the risks.

How to become a volunteer

This leaflet gives information about how you can become a volunteer at Guy's and St Thomas'.

How to make a comment or complaint in Easy Read

This leaflet is about making a comment or complaint - in easy read style

Hydrotherapy for your knee osteoarthritis (OA) - Exercise sheet

The aim of this information leaflet is to provide you with exercises for the hydrotherapy pool, as shown to you by your physiotherapist.
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Children's patient information leaflets

Looking for our children's patient information leaflets? You can find these on the Evelina London Children's Healthcare website.

Medicines A-Z

Find out how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions in the NHS medicines A-Z.