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Patient Information Leaflets

We have collected together our patient leaflets in this section, to help you as a patient or carer know more about a wide variety of procedures, conditions and other treatments.

For more details about each specialty, please visit our A to Z of services.


Do not act on the content of any leaflet (from our website or another) without the advice of a trained clinician. Each leaflet has contact details to receive further help and assistance. Do contact our PALS team if you need a translation of the guidance.


Anticoagulation Service


Attend Anywhere (Video Appointments)




Bariatric Surgery


Bone Density Unit


Bradley Rehabilitation Unit


Breast Clinic




Clinical Neurophysiology


Critical Care


Day Surgery Unit




Diabetes / Endocrinology






The following leaflets may be provided by your dietician depending on your treatment plan:

  • Bile Acid Malabsorption
  • Build Yourself Up
  • Coeliac Disease Group
  • Coeliac Disease Service
  • COVID Nutrition Advice
  • Cow's Milk Protein and Egg Free Diet
  • Cow's Milk Protein and Soya Free Diet
  • Cow's Milk Protein Free Diet for Breast Feeding Mothers
  • Dementia Support with Eating and Drinking
  • Diabetes - Diet in Illness
  • Diet and Gallbladder Disease
  • Diet following Nissen Fundoplication
  • Diet for Gout
  • Dietary Advice for Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Dietary Management of Hypoglycaemia for Infants and Children
  • Dietary Management of Reactive Hypoglycaemia
  • Eatwell Plate / Healthy eating
  • Exercise and Insulin
  • Food and Insulin Diary
  • Healthier Eating Out
  • Healthy Eating and Diabetes
  • Healthy Eating and Gestational Diabetes
  • Healthy Eating for Children and Young People with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Healthy Snack Ideas
  • Help my child gain weight on a milk free diet
  • Hiatus Hernia or Acid Reflux
  • How motivated are you?
  • How to gain weight for children and young people
  • Increasing dietary fibre
  • It's all about Eggs!
  • It's all about Milk!
  • It's all about Nuts!
  • Lactose Free Diet for Adults
  • Lactose Free Diet for Children
  • Legume Allergy
  • Low K Snack
  • Nausea Vomiting and Loss of Appetite
  • Nourishing Drinks and Puddings
  • PEG Feeding
  • Pelvic Health and Constipation Diet Sheet
  • Pelvic Health and Diarrhoea Diet Sheet
  • Pre op Chole LS Diet
  • Risk Feeding
  • Weight Management for Children and Young People
  • Wound Healing


Discharge to Assess


Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)


Early Pregnancy Unit


Emergency Care




General Medicine


General Surgery






Infection Control


Information Services


Inpatient Pain Service


IV at Home



COVID-19 Guidance


Trust Leaflets




Occupational Health


Occupational Hand Therapy


Occupational Therapy








Oral Surgery and Orthodontics








Pain Management (Acute)


Pain Management (Chronic)


Surrey iMSK Leaflets:


British Pain Society Leaflets:


Faculty of Pain Medicine (RCOA) Leaflets:


Patient Advice and Liaison Service


Palliative Care


Pelvic Health Physiotherapy








Renal Services


Respiratory Medicine




Senior Adult Medical Services (SAMS)


Speech and Language Therapy


Stoma Care


Stroke Services


Surrey Heartlands


Surrey Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (iMSK)







Disclaimer regarding Clinical Information

Please note, whilst the information contained in the leaflets has been created, reviewed and ratified by our medical and surgical teams, they are intended to complement the advice of professional healthcare staff. They should not be used without appropriate medical advice and the Trust’s terms and conditions apply. Procedures should only be undertaken by trained healthcare professionals and the Trust will not be liable for injury, loss or financial impairment as a result of actions taken by individuals after reading the materials.

Care has been taken to describe the treatments in a sensitive manner, however, due to their nature you may find some of the content distressing.


Questions about your Treatment

If you have any questions, please contact your GP or consultant. NHS Choices provide a wealth of information on their website (

You can also ring the NHS 111 service when you need medical help but it is not an emergency.


Translations and Alternate Formats

Our PALS department will be able to answer any queries you have about the leaflets themselves or if you require a translation. They can be contacted on 01932 723553.

We can provide interpreters for a variety of languages as well as information resources in larger print or other formats (e.g. audio, Braille) - please call our PALS team for more details or to make a request.

To use the Text Relay service, prefix all numbers with 18001.