Patient leaflets

Patient leaflets provide concise easy to read summaries to reassure patients and carers and help them make informed, shared decisions with healthcare professionals.

A

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abortion: having an abortion

Absence seizures in children

Acetaminophen overdose

Acne

Acute kidney injury

Acute liver failure

Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Addison disease: what is it?

Addison disease: what treatments work?

Adenoidectomy

ADHD in children: what treatments work?

ADHD: questions to ask your doctor

ADHD: what is it?

Alcohol-use disorder

Alcoholic liver disease

Alopecia areata

Alzheimer disease and other kinds of dementia

Alzheimer disease and other kinds of dementia: what treatments work?

Amebic dysentery

Amebic dysentery: prevention

Amphetamine-use disorder

Anal tears

Anaphylaxis

Anemia, iron deficiency

Ankle sprain

Ankylosing spondylitis: what is it?

Ankylosing spondylitis: what treatments work?

Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa: how to help if someone you know may have it

Anorexia: questions to ask your doctor

Anterior cruciate ligament injury

Antibiotics: what you need to know

Anxiety

Anxiety: questions to ask your doctor

Anxiety: what treatments work?

Aortic stenosis

Appendicitis

Asthma in adults

Asthma in adults: questions to ask your doctor

Asthma in adults: what treatments work?

Asthma in children

Asthma in children: questions to ask your doctor

Asthma in children: types of inhalers

Asthma in children: what treatments work?

Athlete's foot

Atrial fibrillation: what is it?

Atrial fibrillation: what treatments work?

Autism spectrum disorder: information for parents - What is autism spectrum disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder: information for parents - What treatments work?

Autism: questions to ask your doctor about your child

B

Back pain (lower back)

Back pain: questions to ask your doctor

Bacterial vaginosis

Bad breath

Bag-valve-mask ventilation

BCG vaccination

Bedwetting

Bell's palsy

Bipolar disorder: how can I avoid a relapse?

Bipolar disorder: questions to ask your doctor

Bipolar disorder: what is it?

Bipolar disorder: what medications work?

Bladder cancer

Bowel cancer: questions to ask your doctor

Bowel cancer: should I be screened?

Bradycardia

Breast cancer, locally advanced: what treatments work?

Breast cancer: breast-conserving surgery

Breast cancer: DCIS (very early breast cancer) in women

Breast cancer: locally advanced

Breast cancer: questions to ask your doctor

Breast cancer: routine screening (mammography)

Breast pain

Brief psychotic disorder

Bronchiectasis: what is it?

Bronchiectasis: what treatments work?

Bronchiolitis

Bronchitis

Bronchoscopy

Bulimia: questions to ask your doctor

Bulimia: what is it?

Bulimia: what treatments work?

Burning mouth syndrome

Burns

C

Canker sores

Caring for someone with dementia

Carotid artery stenosis: what is it?

Carotid artery stenosis: what treatments work?

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Cataract surgery

Cataracts: questions to ask your doctor

Cataracts: should I have surgery?

Catheterisation (female)

Catheterisation (male): having a catheter fitted

Celiac disease

Cellulitis and erysipelas

Cerebral palsy: what is it?

Cerebral palsy: what treatments work?

Cervical cancer

Chest drain insertion

Chickenpox

Chlamydia

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic kidney disease: what is it?

Chronic kidney disease: what treatments work?

Chronic pancreatitis

Cirrhosis: what is it?

Cirrhosis: what treatments work?

Cocaine Abuse

Cold sores

Colic in babies

Colon and rectal cancer: what is it?

Colon and rectal cancer: what treatments work?

Colonoscopy

Common cold

Conjunctivitis

Constipation

Constipation in children

Contraception: barrier methods

Contraception: behavioral methods

Contraception: emergency contraception

Contraception: hormonal patches, rings, implants, and injections

Contraception: intrauterine devices (IUDs)

Contraception: oral contraceptives (the pill)

Contraception: sterilisation

COPD: questions to ask your doctor

COPD: what is it?

COPD: what treatments work?

Coping strategies for teenagers and adults with ADHD

Coronary angioplasty

Coronary artery bypass surgery

Coronavirus

Crohn disease: questions to ask your doctor

Crohn disease: what is it?

Crohn disease: what treatments work?

Cushing syndrome caused by an internal problem

Cushing syndrome caused by medication

Cystic fibrosis: what is it?

Cystic fibrosis: what treatments work?

Cystitis

Cytomegalovirus

D

Dandruff

Deep vein thrombosis

Defibrillator: having a defibrillator fitted

Dementia in a family member: questions to ask your doctor

Dengue fever

Dental abscess: what is it?

Dental abscess: what treatments work?

Depression in adults: questions to ask your doctor

Depression in adults: what is it?

Depression in adults: what treatments work?

Depression in children and teenagers: questions to ask your doctor

Depression in children and teenagers: what is it?

Depression in children and teenagers: what treatments work?

Dermatitis

Diabetes that develops in pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

Diabetes type 1: what is it?

Diabetes type 1: what treatments work?

Diabetes type 2: questions to ask your doctor

Diabetes type 2: should I take insulin?

Diabetes type 2: what treatments work?

Diabetes: what can I do to keep healthy?

Diabetes: what is it?

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Diarrhea in adults

Diarrhea in children

Diverticular disease

DVT and long-distance travel

E

Ear infection in children: questions to ask your doctor

Ear infection with fluid

Ear pain during air travel

Ear wax

Ebola

Ectopic pregnancy: what is it?

Ectopic pregnancy: what treatments work?

Eczema

Eczema: questions to ask your doctor

Endocarditis

Endometrial ablation (diathermy)

Endometrial ablation (microwave method)

Endometriosis: questions to ask your doctor

Endometriosis: what is it?

Endometriosis: what treatments work?

Endoscopy (upper gastrointestinal)

Enlarged prostate: questions to ask your doctor

Enlarged prostate: what is it?

Enlarged prostate: what treatments are there?

Epilepsy: questions to ask your doctor

Epilepsy: what is it?

Epilepsy: what treatments work?

Erection problems

Erection problems: questions to ask your doctor

Essential tremor

F

Febrile seizures

Feeding tube insertion

Fertility problems: questions to ask your doctor

Fertility problems: some reasons

Fertility problems: what treatments work?

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: what is it?

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: what treatments work?

Fibroids

Fibroids: questions to ask your doctor

Fibromyalgia: what is it?

Fibromyalgia: what treatments work?

Flu

Fungal nail infections

G

Gallstones

Gallstones: questions to ask your doctor

Gender dysphoria in adults: hormone treatment

Gender dysphoria in adults: surgery

Gender dysphoria in adults: what is it?

Genital herpes

Genital warts

GERD: questions to ask your doctor

Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis)

Glaucoma

Glomerulonephritis

Gonorrhea

Gout

Graves disease

Grommets

Group B strep infection in newborns

Guillain-Barre syndrome

H

Hay fever

Hay fever: avoiding pollen and mold

Head lice

Heart attack

Heart attack: questions to ask your doctor

Heart failure

Heart failure: how can I help myself?

Heart failure: questions to ask your doctor

Heartburn

Heavy periods

Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)

Hemorrhoids

Hepatitis B: should I have the vaccine?

Hepatitis C: questions to ask your doctor

Hepatitis C: what is it?

Hepatitis C: what treatments work?

Hernia

Hernia: questions to ask your doctor

Herpes simplex eye infection

High blood pressure

High blood pressure: questions to ask your doctor

High blood pressure: what treatments work?

High cholesterol

High cholesterol: questions to ask your doctor

Hip replacement surgery

HIV infection in pregnancy

HIV: antiretroviral treatment (ART)

HIV: common infections in people with HIV

HIV: long-term complications

HIV: prevention treatment (PrEP) for people at high risk

HIV: testing

HIV: what is it?

How can I tell when my asthma is getting out of control?

How can I tell when my child's asthma is getting out of control?

How to avoid getting a fungal nail infection

How to help your child avoid ear infections

Hysterectomy

I

Impetigo

Inguinal hernia: hernia surgery

Inguinal hernia: what treatments work?

Insomnia

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome: questions to ask your doctor

Irritable bowel syndrome: what treatments work?

Ischemic bowel disease: what is it?

Ischemic bowel disease: what treatments work?

J

Jaundice in newborn babies: what is it?

Jaundice in newborn babies: what treatments work?

Jet lag

K

Kidney cancer

Kidney infection

Kidney stones

Knee injections

Knee replacement surgery

L

Large bowel obstruction

Laryngeal mask airway

Leg cramps: what are they?

Leg cramps: what treatments work?

Leg ulcers

Leukaemia (acute lymphocytic)

Leukemia (chronic lymphocytic)

Living with Crohn disease

Living with fibromyalgia

Lung cancer (non-small-cell)

Lung cancer: questions to ask your doctor

Lyme disease

M

Macular degeneration

Malaria prevention

Mastitis in breastfeeding women

Mastitis: breastfeeding advice

Measles, mumps, and rubella: should my child have the MMR vaccine?

Melanoma: questions to ask your doctor

Meningitis and septicemia

Menopause: questions to ask your doctor

Menopause: should I take HRT?

Menopause: what is it?

Middle ear infection

Migraine

Migraine in children

Migraine in children: medications to prevent attacks

Migraines: questions to ask your doctor

Miscarriage

Mitral valve prolapse

Morning sickness

Morning sickness: questions to ask your doctor

Multiple myeloma

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis: questions to ask your doctor

Myasthenia gravis

Ménière's disease

N

Nasopharyngeal airway (breathing tube in the nose)

New leaflet - Cannula insertion

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma: questions to ask your doctor

Nosebleeds in children

O

Obesity - diet and exercise

Obesity - drugs and surgery

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Oesophageal cancer

Opioid-use disorder

Oral thrush: how to reduce your risk

Oral thrush: what is it?

Oral thrush: what treatments work?

Osteoarthritis: questions to ask your doctor

Osteoarthritis: what is it?

Osteoarthritis: what treatments work?

Osteomyelitis

Osteoporosis: questions to ask your doctor

Osteoporosis: what is it?

Osteoporosis: what treatments work?

Outer ear infection

Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer: what treatments work?

Ovarian cyst

P

Painful periods

Pancreas cancer: questions to ask your doctor

Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatitis, acute

Panic attacks

Panic attacks: questions to ask your doctor

Panic attacks: what treatments work?

Parkinson disease: questions to ask your doctor

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease: what treatments work?

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Peptic ulcers

Pericarditis

Peripheral arterial disease

Personality disorders: what are they?

Personality disorders: what treatments work?

Phobias

Pinworm

Pleural effusion

Pneumonia

Pneumonia: do I need a vaccine?

Pneumonia: questions to ask your doctor

Pneumothorax

Polycystic ovary syndrome: questions to ask your doctor

Polycystic ovary syndrome: what is it?

Polycystic ovary syndrome: what treatments work?

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder: questions to ask your doctor

Post-traumatic stress disorder: what treatments work?

Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression: questions to ask your doctor

Pre-diabetes

Preeclampsia: questions to ask your doctor

Preeclampsia: what is it?

Preeclampsia: what treatments work?

Premature labor

Premenstrual syndrome

Pressure sores

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer: questions to ask your doctor

Prostatitis

Psoriasis: what is it?

Psoriasis: what treatments work

Psychosis

Pulmonary embolism: what is it?

Pulmonary embolism: what treatments work?

Q

Questions to ask your doctor if you've had a stroke

Quitting smoking

R

Raynaud's phenomenon

Reflux in very young children

Rheumatic fever

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis: questions to ask your doctor

Ringworm of the body

Ringworm on the scalp

Rosacea: what is it?

Rosacea: what treatments work?

Rotator cuff injury

Routine screening for prostate cancer

S

Sarcoidosis

Scabies

Schizophrenia: questions to ask your doctor

Schizophrenia: what is it?

Schizophrenia: what treatments work?

Self-help for panic disorder

Sepsis in adults

Sepsis in children

Shingles

Shingles: what treatments work?

Shoulder injections

Sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease: what treatments work?

Sinusitis

Skin cancer (melanoma): how is it diagnosed and treated?

Skin cancer (melanoma): what is it?

Skin cancer (squamous cell)

Sleep apnea in adults (obstructive)

Slipped disk (lower back): what is it?

Slipped disk (lower back): what treatments work?

Slipped disk: questions to ask your doctor

Small bowel obstruction

Sore throat

Spinal cord compression: what is it?

Spinal cord compression: what treatments work?

Squamous cell skin cancer: questions to ask your doctor

Stable angina: questions to ask your doctor

Stable angina: what is it?

Stable angina: what treatments work?

Stable angina: what you can do to help yourself

Staying safe in the sun

Stress incontinence

Stress incontinence: how to do pelvic floor exercises

Stroke: preventing another stroke

Stroke: treatment

Subarachnoid haemorrhage

Sudden infant death syndrome: how can I reduce the risk?

Syphilis screening

Syphilis: how is it diagnosed and treated?

Syphilis: what is it?

T

Temporomandibular joint syndrome (clicking jaw)

Tennis elbow

Tension-type headache

Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer: questions to ask your doctor

Tinnitus

Tonsillitis

Tourette’s syndrome

Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy: what is it?

Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy: what treatments work?

Transient ischaemic attack (mini stroke)

Treating coughs and colds in children

Trigeminal neuralgia

Tuberculosis

U

Ulcerative colitis: what is it?

Ulcerative colitis: what treatments work?

Underactive thyroid

Underactive thyroid: questions to ask your doctor

Understanding your blood pressure reading

Unstable angina: what is it?

Unstable angina: what treatments work?

Urinary tract infections in children

V

Varicocele

Varicose veins: questions to ask your doctor

Varicose veins: self-help

Varicose veins: surgery to remove varicose veins

Varicose veins: what are they?

Varicose veins: what treatments work?

Vitamin B12 deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency

W

Warts

Weight problems in adults: questions to ask your doctor

Weight problems in children

Weight problems in children: changing unhealthy habits

Weight problems in children: improving a child's diet

Weight problems in children: increasing physical activity

What you can do to prevent another heart attack

Whiplash

Wrinkles

Y

Yeast infection

Your child: getting to sleep and staying asleep

Z

Zika virus