Patient information and leaflets

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Abdominal Ultrasound Scan
Abdominal Hernia Repair

Abdominal Hysterectomy

Active Cycle of Breathing Technique
Access to Healthcare Records
Adult Day Case Tonsillectomy – Discharge Advice

After Your Bronchoscopy

Alcohol Injection of Mortons Neuroma

Alendronic Acid Medication

Ambulatory Care Unit
Ambulatory ECG Monitor

Anaesthetic – (Your spinal anaesthetic)
Anaesthetic – (you and your)
Anal Surgery – Instructions for patient following Anal Surgery
Ankle Fracture Advice

Asthma in Children and Young People
Asthma Personalised Action Plan

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Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain
Balance Retraining Exercises (Introductory Balance Retraining Exercises)
Bariatric Surgery
Barium Enema examination
Barium Enema Aftercare
Barium swallow/meal examination
Bereavement support
Biopsy of the cervix
Blood clots (Preventing blood clots while you’re in hospital)
Book of Remembrance
Botox treatment
Bowel operation (Your bowel operation – Hartmanns Procedure)
Bowel operation (Your bowel operation – Right Hemicolectomy)
Bowel operation (Your bowel operation-Left Hemicolectomy)
Bowel operation (Sigmoid Colectomy)
Bowel Service (Referral to the Two Week Wait (Urgent) Bowel Service)
Bowel Surgery
Breast Care – Core Biopsy

Breast Feeding Contacts

Breast Milk Early Maternal

Breast screening: Information for carers
Breast Screening Appointment – what happens next?
Breast Services
Breathing Control
Bronchiolitis Discharge

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Cancer of unknown primary
Cancer Services Handbook
Car Seat Cot Death
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Cardiac Perfusion stress nuclear medicine scan
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Carpal tunnel decompression surgery
Cataract Surgery
Cardioversion Day Case Admission

Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway (CPIP)
Cervical Cancer PIFU
Cervical Care – LLETZ
Cervical Cerclage
Cervical Collar
Cervical Ectopy
Cervical polyps
Cervical Screening History
Chest Clinic
Children’s ward – Patient and parent information
Clostridium Difficile
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Cold Coagulation of the Cervix
Colonoscopy (After your colonoscopy or Flexible Sigmoidoscopy)
Colonoscopy or Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Colonoscopy or Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and APC
Colorectal Cancer Follow-up
Colorectal Diary
Colorectal Diary (Non-stoma)
Colorectal Pre-operative Information
Computed Tomography CT (Your computed tomography examination)
Cononary Angiogram (Cardiac Catheterisation)
Counselling leaflet
Cryocautery to the Cervix
Counselling for cancer and palliative care patients and their families

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DBTH Maternity Voices
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Dexa Scan
Diabetes Foot Attack Guide
Diabetes -Guidelines for patients with diabetes undergoing a colonoscopy
Discharge from hospital
DMSA (kidney) nuclear medicine scan
Duty of Candour

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Early pregnancy assessment unit (EPAU)
Early Skills Group – The Wednesday Group
Early Skills Group – Tuesday afternoon
Early Skills Group – Tuesday morning

Embolisation for uterine fibroid
Endometrial Pipelle Biopsy
Endometrial Cancer Completed Treatment PIFU

Endo-Venus Laser Therapy (EVLT)
Endoscopy – Welcome to the Endoscopy Suite
Endoscopy – Welcome to the Endscopy unit at Bassetlaw hospital
Endoscopy (having a combined upper & lower gastrointestinal endoscopy)
Endoscopy (upper gastrointestinal endoscopy gastroscopy)
Energy Conservation
Epidural Injection
ESBL (Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase)
Exercise Stress Test 
Extravasation of contrast media
Expenses claim for patients – Healthcare Travel Cost Scheme

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Facet & Sacroilliac Joint Injection
Falls (Doncaster Falls Service)

Falls – Get up and Go
Fasting Instructions (For the Parent/Guardian Of A Child On Operating List To Commence At 9.00am)
Fasting Instructions  (For Parent/Guardian Of A Child On Operating List To Commencing At 2.00pm)
Fertility Treatment (Clomid)
Fetal Heart Monitoring

Fasttrack Discharge
Fine Needle Aspiration
Finger Mobilising Exercises
Flexible Cystoscopy
Flexor Tendon Repair
Full Lung Function Test
Flexor Tendon after Operation

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Gastric Balloon Procedure
Gastric Band (Adjustable gastric band – discharge advice)
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastroeneritis in Children
Gastroscopy (After your Gasroscopy with sedation)
Gastroscopy (After your Gastroscopy without sedation)
Gastroscopy (After your Gastroscopy and Variceal Banding)
Gastroscopy and Argon Plasma Coagulation(APC)
Gastroscopy and APC Therapy (After your Gastroscopy and APC Therapy)
Genito-Urinary Medicine (Department of Genito-Urinary Medicine Specialists in Sexual Health)
Glaucoma treatment or investigation
Glucose Tolerance Test
Grommets under General Anaesthetic
Gynaecological Surgery (Major Surgery)

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Haemato-Oncology MDT
Haemodialysis Access
Haemorrhoids (Piles)
Having an X-ray

Having a small baby

Healthcare Records, Access to
Healthcare Travel Cost Scheme – a guide for patients
Hearing Services – What to expect
Hearing Services – We Care for you
Hearing Services – Re-tubing the earmould
Hearing Services – Putting in your open fit
Hearing Services – Cleaning your hearing aid
Hearing Services – Sensory Team contact information
Hearing Services – Communications Tips
Hernia Repair (Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair)
Hiatus Hernia (Diet after repar of hiatus hernia)
Hickman Line (About your Hickman Line)
High Output Stoma
Holistic Needs Assessment
Home Doppler
How to register with a GP homeless

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Using Ice at Home
Impacted Upper Canine (Exposure of an Impacted Upper Canine)
Infection Prevention and Control (Guidance to all vistors)
Inpatient leaflet
Intrevenous Urogram (IVU) examination
Intravitreal Injection (Advice after)
Intravitreal Injection of Triamcinolone

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Jaw Joint Problems
Joint Injection/Aspiration

Joint Replacement wound Care

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Laparoscopic anti reflux (GORD) surgery
Laparoscopic Chloecytomy 
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Laparscopic Gastric Band
Lateral Sphincterotomy
Learning Disability Information – The Hospital Communication Book
Lichen Planus
Local anaesthetic
Low level exercise physiotherapy
Lumber Puncture

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MAG 3 Renogram (kidney) nuclear medicine scan
Magnesium sulphate as protection against cerebral palsy (having a baby before 30 weeks)
Mantoux Test
Maternity care during Covid-19
Medical termination of pregnancy
Medication (Bring to Hospital) Easy Read Format

Medication Homecare Service
Minor Operation (Advice after your minor operation)
Molluscum Contagiosum

Mouthcare NNU

MRI Arthrogram
MRSA poster
Musculo Skeletal Ultrasound Scan

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Nasal surgery leaflet
Nasograstic Feeding Tube – Information for parents
Nasogastric Feeding Tube – Information for Parents – Polish translation
Nerve Block
Neonatal booklet

Non Specific Symptoms Pathway also as an A4 printable pdf
Nuclear Medicine (gamma camera) scan
Nuclear Medicine Aftercare
Nutricia preOp

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Oesophageal varices (banding of Oesophageal varices)
Oesophageal Dilatation (After your oesophageal dilatation)
Oesophageal Stent Insertion
Oesophageal Stent
Oesophagectomy(The surgical treatment of oesophageal cancer – undergoing oesophagectomy)
Oral Mouth Biopsy
Oral Surgery Aftercare
Ovarian Cancer PIFU
Overnight Oximetry

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Pain Management Programme
Pain Management after surgery
Pain Management Patient Initiated Follow UP
Paediatric Burns Advice
Palmer Fasciectomy
Parent Temperature Taking Process
Parotid Surgery
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) in newborn infants – Information to parents
Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA)
Patients listed for operation
Patients undergoing procedures (For patients undergoing procedures under general anaesthetic/spinal/epidural/sedation)
PEG Insertion
Pelvic Floor Exercises
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Pelvic Ultrasound Scan (female)
Percutaneous Abscess Drainage
Percutaneous Biliary Drainage
Percutaneous Liver Biopsy
Percutaneous Lung Biopsy
Percutaneous Nephrostomy
Perineal Massage
Perineal third and forth degree tear
Physiotherapy for patients having surgery
Physiotherapy Gym
Plaster Instruction
Ponseti Technique
Porphyrin Sample Collection
Positions to use when breathless

Postural Hypotension

Post Mortem (A simple guide to a post mortem examination)
Pre Assessment Clinic
Preterm Prevention Clinic

Pre-term Surveillance Clinic

Podiatric Surgery

Pregnancy Information
Pregnancy Loss (Information for parents following a pregnancy loss under 24 weeks)

Pre Surgery Pregnancy Testing
Preparation for Surgery during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic
Prostate One Stop Clinic
Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

Pulmonary Nodule

Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Punch Biopsy of the Cervix

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Radiofrequency Ablation
Radioiodine Therapy
Reducing Salbutamol Inhaler (for children)
Ranibizumab Biosimilar
Renal Tract Dilation (RPD)
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Reversal of Ileostomy
Reviewing Your Cervical Screening History
Robotic Surgery
Rib Injury Exercises

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Safety Netting Advice
Scar Management
Scrotal Surgery leaflet
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s)

Self Taken Urine Swabs NGS

Self Taken Urine swabs

Self Isolation Post Surgery

Semen Specimen for Infertility Investigation
Shoulder Injury
Sialogram (Having a sialogram)
Silent Reflux
Silicone Gel
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Spinal Injection
Sputum Clearance
Stapled Haemorrhoidectomy
Sterilisation (Patients requesting sterilisation)
Steroid Injections
Stoma Discharge Information
Non Stoma Colorectal Diary
Non Stoma Discharge Information
Suburethral sling operation
Superior Vena Cava Stent
Surgical Procedures requiring Local/Block anaesthetic

Surgical Removal of Facial Skin Lesions

Surgical termination of pregnancy
Surgical treatment of a prolapse
Sweat Test
Syringe Driver

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Temporomandibular Joint
TENS machine
Termination of Pregnancy

Therapeutic Holding
Therapeutic Putty
Therapy in schools
Thumb mobilisation
Thyroid Surgery
Tilt table test
Tinnitus Management

TOE Day Surgery

Total Hip Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Transoesophageal Echocardiogram (TOE)
Transobturator Tension-Free Vaginal Tape (TOT)
Transurethral resection of bladder tumour
Trial without catheter (TWOC)
Trigger Point Injection

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Umbilical Arterial Catheter and longlines

Ultrasound guided drainage
Undergoing procedures

Undergoing Anaesthetic General Spinal Epidural

Urinary Tract Infections

Use of Force Advice

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Varicoise Veins
Variocele Embolisation
Vasectomy Analysis (Post Vasectomy Analysis)
VBAC Vaginal birth after caesarean section
Vena Cava Filter
Video urodynamics
Visitors (Guidance for all Visitors)
Voice Care
Vulval Biopsy

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Welcome to the Ward MDT
Welcome to the Welbeck Team
Why you need a Colposcopy
Welcome to DCC
Wisdom teeth
Wound Care (after a hip or knee replacement)
Wrist fracture advice
Wrist Injuries

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Your Pathway through Bariatric Surgery

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