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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Safeguarding adults

Description:
This leaflet explains more about Safeguarding Adults, who is at risk, who from and what to do to get help.

Safeguarding adults - Amparo de adultos

Description:
Amparo de adultos

Safeguarding adults - Ochrona praw osób dorosłych

Description:
Ochrona praw osób dorosłych

Safeguarding adults - 保护成人

Description:
保护成人

Safer surgery - what you need to know

Description:
This leaflet provides information on our surgical safety checks and explains what is involved.

Sarah Swift Ward

Description:
This welcome booklet explains about your stay on the Sarah Swift Ward in the Vascular Unit.

Scar care

Description:
This leaflet tells you how to look after your scar and help it to heal.

Sclerotherapy

Description:
This leaflet explains what sclerotherapy is and what is involved, including the possible risks.

Sclerotherapy - Going home afterwards

Description:
This leaflet describes what you must do when you go home after sclerotherapy.

Screening for Down's, Edwards' and Patau's syndromes

Description:
This information is about screening for Down's, Edwards' and Patau's syndromes and should be read together with the NHS screening programmes booklet 'Screening tests for you and your baby'.

SeHCAT study

Description:
This leaflet explains more about a SeHCAT study, including the benefits and risks. It also provides information on what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having selective laser trabeculoplasty, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Self hydrotherapy

Description:
Self hydrotherapy encourages patients to continue with their home exercise programme using self-directed hydrotherapy, giving them independent management of their condition.

Self/carer administration of medicine scheme

Description:
This leaflet provides you with information about how you or your carer can administer medicines during your inpatient stay.

Self-administration of insulin on wards

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about giving your own insulin while in hospital.

Sensory re-education

Description:
This leaflet gives you more information about using sensory re-education as a way to help you to recover from your hand injury if your nerves have been injured. It also teaches you how to recognise different textures and shapes with your injured hand.

Sentinel lymph node biopsy

Description:
The aim of this leaflet is to answer questions you may have about a sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy. The leaflet explains what the surgical procedure involves and the benefits and risks of having it.

Sentinel lymph node biopsy and wide local excision for malignant melanoma - Information for patients

Description:
This information leaflet has been given to you to help answer questions you may have about sentinel lymph node biopsy and wide local excision. The leaflet explains what each surgical procedure involves and the benefits and risks of having them.

Sertraline for NREM parasomnia

Description:
This leaflet gives you information about sertraline, which has been prescribed to treat your sleep disorder.

Sexual and intimacy problems - Need to talk?

Description:
This leaflet is designed to make you aware of the specialist sexual health counselling service available at Burrell Street Clinic.

Sexual dysfunction after pelvic surgery in men

Description:
This leaflet explains about sexual dysfunction after pelvic surgery in men. If you have any further questions or concerns, please speak to a doctor or nurse caring for you.

Sexual dysfunction after radical prostatectomy (RP)

Description:
This leaflet explains about sexual dysfunction after a radical prostatectomy. If you have any further questions or concerns, please speak to a doctor or nurse caring for you.

Sexual dysfunction following radiotherapy/additional hormone therapies for prostate cancer

Description:
This leaflet explains about sexual dysfunction after radiotherapy/additional hormone therapies (ADT) for prostate cancer. If you have any further questions or concerns, please speak to a doctor or nurse caring for you.

Shoulder resurfacing

Description:
The aim of this leaflet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about shoulder resurfacing.

Shrinker sock - above knee

Description:
This leaflet explains more about looking after the socks you will be provided after your amputation to help with reducing the swelling (oedema) in your stump after the surgery.
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