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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.

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Cardiac (heart) MRI

Description:
What to expect when you have an MRI scan for your heart, including how to prepare and what happens on the day.

Caring for yourself after coronavirus - Portuguese

Description:
This booklet gives practical advice on how to look after yourself after coronavirus. Translated into Portuguese.

Caring for yourself after coronavirus - Spanish

Description:
This booklet gives practical advice on how to look after yourself after coronavirus. Translated into Spanish.

Caring for yourself after coronavirus (COVID-19)

Description:
A guide to help you recover from coronavirus (COVID-19) and manage the symptoms that are affecting you.

Chest drain

Description:
Information about having a chest drain put in.

Cockayne syndrome (CS) - testing and diagnosis

Description:
Cockayne syndrome (CS) is a very rare and life limiting condition, diagnosed with straightforward tests. If your child is diagnosed with CS, you will get lots of support to help with your child's condition and symptoms.

Colonoscopy

Description:
Your guide to having a colonoscopy including how to prepare, what to expect, the risks and benefits, recovery and aftercare, getting results and contact information.

Colonoscopy aftercare advice

Description:
Aftercare advice for patients who have had a colonoscopy with polypectomy, or a colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy.

Colonoscopy diet advice and bowel preparation

Description:
This information will walk you through what you'll need to do in the days before your colonoscopy, including what to eat and drink, what to avoid, and any medication you'll need to stop taking, or take in preparation.

Colposcopy examination

Description:
What to expect from having a colposcopy including why it's important, benefits, risks and what happens at the appointment.

Communicating with your relative in critical care

Description:
There are many reasons why someone in critical care might find it hard to communicate. Read ways that can help.

Contrast injection leak guidance (extravasation)

Description:
Information on what to do if the contrast dye injection you were given for your scan has leaked out under your skin (extravasation).

Coping methods in labour

Description:
Coping methods for labour that are non-pharmacological include complementary therapies, using the birthing pool, and relaxation techniques.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) swab test results

Description:
How you will receive your coronavirus swab test results, and the action you should take when you do.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Reducing your risk before surgery

Description:
Social distancing and self isolation before planned surgery.

Critical care with suspected or confirmed coronavirus

Description:
Information for relatives of people in Critical Care, with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19)

CT enema scan

Description:
A CT enema scan is a test to look at your large bowel. Find information on preparing for a CT enema scan.

CT enema scan: Barium and sodium picosulphate

Description:
Find information on preparing for a CT enema scan with Barium and sodium picosulphate.

CT enema scan: Barium before your scan (iodine allergy)

Description:
Preparing for a CT enema scan with Barium, if you have a iodine allergy.

CT enema scan: Omnipaque (faecal tagging) before your scan

Description:
Preparing for a CT enema scan with faecal tagging, using Omnipaque (a liquid dye).

CT enema scan: Sodium picosulphate and Omnipaque

Description:
Preparing for a CT enema scan with sodium picosulphate and faecal tagging using Omnipaque (liquid dye).

CT enema scan: Sodium picosulphate before your scan

Description:
Preparing for a CT enema scan with sodium picosulphate to empty your bowel.

Cyclophosphamide for interstitial lung disease (ILD)

Description:
Cyclophosphamide is used to treat interstitial lung disease (ILD) by reducing inflammation and scarring.
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Children's patient information leaflets

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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.