Patient Leaflets

DepartmentLeaflet Title
Alcohol Liaison ServiceYour Ascites Management Plan
Alcohol Liaison ServiceDrink Less See More Of Life
Bereavement SupportInformation for Bereaved Relatives and Friends - Community Services
Bereavement SupportInformation for Bereaved Relatives and Friends - Victoria Hospital & Clifton Hospital
Blood BankAdvice for Patients who have received a Blood Transfusion as a Day Case Patient or on the Day of their Discharge
Brain Injury ServicesCommunity Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service - Working to help those with an acquired brain injury and their families - CLIENT INFORMATION PACK
Brain Injury ServicesBrain Injury Service
Breast SurgeryPatient Led Follow-up – Information for patients - Breast Care
Cancer ServicesPreparing for cancer surgery during COVID-19
Cancer ServicesSurgery for cancer or suspected cancer - what do I need to know?
Cancer ServicesLate Effects of Cancer Treatment
CardiacWound Care on Discharge – Ward 38 and ward 39
CardiacThe Skin Cancer Multi – Disciplinary Team
CardiacDiary for enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery
CardiacDelirium - A Guide for patients and Families
CardiologyCardiac Rehabilitation
CardiologyStress Echocardiography
CardiologyTranscatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
CardiologyAdvice for Patients having Open Heart Surgery
Cardiology24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
CardiologyTransthoracic Echocardiograph
CardiologyAdvice following a TAVI Procedure – Trans – Catheter aortic valve implantation – Femoral approach ( Via Groin)
CardiologyDiary for Enhanced Recovery After Thoracic Surgery
CardiologyHeart Failure Occupational Therapy Guide
CardiologyCardiomemo Recorder
CardiologyCardiac Surgery - Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Diary
CardiologySelf-Care Guide for your Heart Failure
CardiologyCommunity HF Self Management Plan - Rise above heart failure
CardiologyAmbulatory ECG Recording
CardiologyLeft Atrial Appendage Occlusion Discharge Information
CardiologyContrast Echocardiology
CardiologyTilt Testing
Cardiology Electrocardiogram - your quick guide
Child Health DepartmentPaediatric Wheeze Discharge Plan
Child Health ServicesGeneral Anaesthesia - A brief guide for young people
Child Health ServicesLet's get poo in the loo
Child Health ServicesRees Bear has an anaesthetic - A story for younger children about having an anaesthetic
Child Health ServicesTransition - Moving into Adult Care
Child Health ServicesThe Charter of Promises
Child Health ServicesThe Fylde Coast School Age Neurodevelopment Pathway, Information for Children and Young People, Easy Read Leaflet
Child Health ServicesThe Fylde Coast School Age Neurodevelopment Pathway Information for Parents and Carers
Child Health ServicesBronchiolitis in Children
Child Health ServicesSerial Casting - Paediatric Physiotherapy
Child Health ServicesEarly Onset Neonatal Infection
Child Health ServicesTop Tips For Talking to Young Patients
Child Health ServicesPreparing for Adulthood - Easy Read (Picture Format)
Child Health ServicesPreparing for Adulthood
Child Health ServicesPreparing fro Adulthood (Transition) - Moving on to Adult Services - A Guide for Parents/Carers - Growing Up
Child Health ServicesPreparing for Adulthood (Transition) - Moving on to Adult Services - Young people's information leaflet - Growing Up
Child Health ServicesDavy the Detective: finding out about anaesthetics
Child Health ServicesNeonatal Outreach Community Service
Child Health ServicesShared Care for Manchester Children’s Hospital and Blackpool Victoria Hospital
Child Health ServicesSpiritual Religious and Pastoral Care for Patients and Families
Child Health ServicesSpiritual Religious and Pastoral Care for Young People
Child Health ServicesBirth to Five
Children - BereavementFuneral Options for your Baby - Stillborn and Neonatal Deaths
Children - BereavementFuneral Options for your Tiny Baby Up to 12 weeks
Children - BereavementFuneral Options for your Small Baby 12-24 weeks
Children - BereavementFor you in you Loss
Children - Bereavement Bereavement Support - Support for women, their partners and families who have had a recent Pregnancy or baby loss
Children - CAMHSChild & Adolescent Mental Health Services – A guide for children, young people, parents and carers
Children - CAMHSFamily Therapy Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Children - Connect CounsellingYoutherapY
Children - Health Visiting and School NursingNight time bladder chart and fluid record
Children - Health Visiting and School NursingYour Child's Bladder and Bowel Diary
Children - Health Visiting and School NursingVideo Interaction Guidance: Information Sheet 1
Children - Health Visiting and School NursingUniversal School Nursing
Children - NeonatalNeonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS) Brazelton
Children and FamiliesHead Lice
Clifton HospitalTravel Information - Clifton Hospital
Clinical GovernanceHow to keep yourself safe
Clinical GovernanceCOVID-19 Antibody Testing
Clinical GovernanceAbout the Consent Form
Clinical Support Services DepartmentVerification of Expected Death: Quick step guide to be completed within 1 hour following death
Clinical Support Services DivisionBlackpool Victoria Hospital Outpatients’ Department
Colorectal ServicesSupportive Self-Management Frequently Asked Questions
Colorectal ServicesHigh Output Stoma
Community NursingYou and the Specialist Bed / Mattress
Community NursingCommunication Booklet
Continence ServiceTake Control Of Your Bladder And Bowel
Corporate ServicesJoin our community - Together we CAN make a difference
Corporate ServicesJoin our community - Together we CAN make a difference
Critical CareCOVID-19 Rehabilitation Guide
Critical CareCritical Care Rehabilitation Guide
Critical Care DepartmentSepsis: A Guide for Patients and Relatives
Department Patient ExperiencePaint me a Picture
DermatologyTreatment with Botox
DermatologyWound care advice after skin surgery
DermatologyPatch Testing
DermatologySkin Surgery Skin Surgery Information for Patients
DermatologyPhotodynamic Therapy
DermatologyPUVA Treatment
DermatologyYour Liquid Nitrogen Treatment
DermatologyUVB Therapy
DieteticsTube feeding at home
DieteticsTaste for Pleasure
DieteticsEatwell Guide
DieteticsIntroduction to Tube Feeding
DieteticsDietary Fibre
DieteticsPatient Initiated Follow Up Appointments (PIFU)
DieteticsPoor Appetitie
DieteticsBDA - Food Fact Sheet - Malnutrition
DieteticsWhat to expect when you see a Dietitian
Early Supported Discharge TeamInformation Leaflet for Patients and Carers
Emergency DepartmentInstructions for Patients with Neck Pain
Emergency DepartmentWound Care
Emergency DepartmentRecovering from an Acute Knee Injury
Emergency DepartmentTetanus Prevention
Emergency DepartmentAttending the Emergency Department
Emergency DepartmentPlaster Care
Emergency DepartmentRecovering from an Acute Wrist Injury
Emergency DepartmentThe Use of Ice at Home for Injuries
Emergency DepartmentUse of Crutches
Emergency DepartmentRecovering from a Head Injury
Emergency DepartmentTrauma and Serious Injuries
Emergency DepartmentRecovering from Shoulder Injury
Emergency DepartmentWhen in Acute Low Back Pain
Emergency DepartmentRecovering from an Acute Ankle Injury
Emergency DepartmentFor Parents looking after a Child who has just received Immunisation
Emergency DepartmentMallet Finger
Emergency DepartmentFor Parents looking after a Child with a Fractured Humerus
Emergency DepartmentFor Parents looking after a Child with Broken Fingers or Toes
Emergency DepartmentFor Parents looking after a Child with a Broken Collar Bone
Emergency DepartmentLooking after a Child with a Head Injury
Emergency DepartmentFor Parents looking after a Child with a Broken Wrist / Forearm
Emergency DepartmentFor Parents looking after a Child with Dressings on Burns or Scalds
Emergency DepartmentHigh Temperature Child
Emergency DepartmentEpitaxis or Nose Bleeds
Emergency DepartmentButton Battery Ingestion
Emergency DepartmentInformation for Parents when your Child is Transferred to Royal Preston Hospital
Emergency DepartmentLooking after a Child with a Bite or Sting
End of Life CareFor you in your loss – Information for Bereaved Relatives and Friends
End of Life CarePlan of Care in the Last Days and Hours of Life
End of Life CareCommunication Booklet for care in the last days and hours of life
Extensive CareCommunity Frailty Service
Facilities DirectorateTravel Information - Victoria Hospital
Families DivisionBereavement Support
GastroenterologyHaving a Gastroscopy
GastroenterologyHaving a Gastroscopy as an Inpatient
GastroenterologyOesophageal Dilatation
GastroenterologyEndoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
GastroenterologyHaving a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy with Moviprep
GastroenterologyHaving Colonoscopy with Klean Prep
GastroenterologyEndoscopic Mucosal Resection
GastroenterologyOesophageal Varices
GastroenterologyEndoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatogram (ERCP)
GastroenterologyHaving a Colonoscopy with Moviprep
GastroenterologyHaving a Sigmoidoscopy with Moviprep
GastroenterologyInformation following your
Endoscopy Procedure
GastroenterologyGastroenterology Unit
GastroenterologyHaving a PEG
GastroenterologyGuidance for managing gastroscopy and sigmoidoscopy / colonoscopy
GastroenterologyGuidance for managing diabetes for Gastroscopy / EUS / ERCP
GastroenterologyGuidance for managing diabetes for signoidoscopy / colonoscopy
GastroenterologyOesophageal Stent
GastroenterologyHaving a Sigmoidoscopy as an Inpatient
GastroenterologyColonic Dilatation Leaflet
GastroenterologyArgon Beam Plasma Coagulation
GastroenterologyHaving a Gastroscopy and Sigmoidoscopy with Moviprep
Gastrointestinal – Bowel screeningMoviprep Bowel preparation instructions for patients participating in the Lancashire NHS Bowel cancer screening programme
General Critical CareCritical care follow up clinic
General Medicine DivisionFibreoptic Bronchoscopy
General SurgeryInformation for People with Diabetes who are Undergoing Surgery Procedures
General SurgeryDiary for Enhanced Recovery After Colorectal Surgery
General SurgeryLaparoscopic Cholecystectomy Removal of the Gall Bladder – Keyhole Surgery
GynaecologyTranscervical Resection of the Endometrium (TCRE)
GynaecologyDrinking for a Healthy Bladder - B&BF
GynaecologyTermination of Pregnancy (TOP) / Abortion
GynaecologyColposcopy Explained
GynaecologyPeriods and fertility in the menstrual cycle - NHS Choices
GynaecologyMedical Management - The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
GynaecologyYour miscarriage - Miscarriage Association
GynaecologyOvarian Cysts
GynaecologyMolar pregnancy (hydatidiform mole) - Miscarriage Association
GynaecologyProtecting Women and Babies with Anti-D Immunoglobulin
GynaecologyManaging PMS
GynaecologyLaparoscopic hysterectomy
GynaecologyEndometrial ablation
GynaecologyChronic Pelvic Pain
GynaecologyAbdominal Hysterectomy
GynaecologyColposuspension for Stress Incontinence
GynaecologyDiary for Enhanced Recovery after a Hysterectomy
GynaecologyRecovering Well - Information for you after a Laparoscopy
GynaecologyCryo-cautery to the Cervix
GynaecologyManual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA)
GynaecologyHaving a Loop Diathermy Treatment
GynaecologyOperations for Prolapse of the Vaginal Apex: Sacrospinous fixation of the vaginal vault - Sacrospinous fixation of the uterus
GynaecologyThe Post Menopausal Bleeding (PMB) Clinic
GynaecologyInformation for you - Why your weight matters during pregnancy - RCOG
GynaecologyCaring for Your Surgical Wound after Caesarean Section
GynaecologyWhen your family is complete, ask your doctor about Essure permanent birth control
GynaecologyFeel Free to Enjoy Life Again - The one-time, five minute procedure for heavy menstrual bleeding
GynaecologyEctopic pregnancy - Miscarriage Association
GynaecologyManagement of Miscarriage: your options - Miscarriage Association
GynaecologyMenstrual cycle
GynaecologyOvarian hyperstimulation syndrome - RCOG
GynaecologyHaving a Cold Coagulation Procedure
GynaecologyVaginal Hysterectomy
GynaecologyThe Post-Menopausal Bleeding (PMB) Clinic
GynaecologySurgical management of miscarriage
GynaecologySterilisation for Women (Tubal Occlusion)
GynaecologyGynaecology Oncology Specialist Nurse
GynaecologyPelvic Inflammatory Disease
GynaecologyPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
GynaecologyInformation for you - Healthy eating and vitamin supplements in pregnancy - RCOG
GynaecologyEndometrial Hyperplasia without Atypia
GynaecologyDay-case Vaginal Hysterectomy and / or Pelvic Floor Repair
Haematology / OncologyHaving your treatment in the Haematology Ambulatory Care Unit
Haematology / OncologyMultidisciplinary Diagnostic Team
Haematology / OncologyGoing Home after a Stem Cell Transplant
Haematology / OncologyCancer of the Unknown Primary
Having a CT Scan (Non-Contrast Study)Having a CT Scan
Healthier Minds ServiceHealthier Minds Poster
Healthier Minds ServiceHealthier Minds Leaflet
Infection PreventionClostridioides difficile (c.difficile)
Infection Prevention DepartmentCarbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)
Infection Prevention DepartmentAspergillosis during Demolition, Renovation and Construction
Infection Prevention DepartmentMRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
Infection Prevention DepartmentHand Hygiene
Infection Prevention DepartmentClostridium Difficile
Infection Prevention DepartmentWhy am I being Screened for MRSA Pre-admission
Infection Prevention DepartmentTesting Positive for MRSA
Infection Prevention DepartmentMeticillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus
Information Governance DepartmentHow we use your Health Records
Intravenous TherapyCommunity Intravenous (IV) Therapy Clinic
Intravenous TherapyCommunity Intravenous Therapy Service
Learning DisabilitiesHospital Information - for people with Communication Difficulties
MaternityPAPP-A (Pregnancy associated plasma protein-A)
MaternityExpectant Management of Pre-Labour Rupture (PROM) of Membranes at Term
MaternityWhat is Gestational Diabetes
MaternityPelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy
MaternityTB, BCG vaccine and your baby
MaternityRecording your Temperature
MaternityExpectant Management of Pre-Term Pre-Labour Rupture of Membrane (PPROM)
MaternityWomen who refuse blood and blood products
MaternityRecording your Temperature
MaternityCoronavirus: Looking after yourself and your baby in pregnancy
MaternityCoronavirus: Parent information for newborn babies
MaternityAntenatal Banking of Colostrum
MaternityPost Natal Care for Gestational diabetes (GDM) - Perinatal Institute
MaternityCoping with the Latent Phase of Labour
MaternityThe Complex Social Needs Team - Poster
MaternityOutpatient Induction of Labour
MaternityA third- or fourth-degree tear during birth (also known as obstetric anal sphincter injury – OASI)
MaternityPersonal Training for your Pelvic Floor
MaternityCoronavirus: Planning your birth
MaternityPersonal Training for your Pelvic Floor (Welsh)
MaternitySkin to Skin at Caesarean Section - Poster
MaternityBack Pain in Pregnancy
MaternityCardiac Pregnancy Clinical - Poster
MaternityInduction of Labour
MaternityPreparing for your Elective Caesarean
MaternityDiabetes in Pregnancy A3 Poster
MaternityMultiple Pregnancy
MaternityListening to your Baby's Heartbeat during Labour
MaternityVenous Thrombosis in Pregnancy and After Birth
MaternitySubstance Misuse in Pregnancy - Multi-Agency Team - Poster
MaternityCaring for Your Surgical Wound after Caesarean Section
MaternityPelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy
MaternityPelvic Floor Repair
MaternityInduction of Labour
MaternityHigh Body Mass Index (BMI) in Pregnancy
MSK PhysiotherapyInitiated Follow-up Appointments – Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service
OphthalmologyInformation for Patients Undergoing YAG Laser Capsulotomy
OphthalmologyInformation for patients undergoing Laser Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy
OphthalmologyPatient Discharge Information Following a Corneal Transplant
OphthalmologyAdvice for Patients following Day Case Cataract Surgery
OphthalmologyRetinal Detachment
OphthalmologyFloaters and Flashing Lights in the Field of Vision
OphthalmologyWhat is a Squint - Information for Parents
OphthalmologyInformation for Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery
OphthalmologyEctropion Correction
OphthalmologyWhat is Macular Hole Surgery
OphthalmologyYour child’s first appointment at the Ophthalmic / Orthoptic Clinic
OphthalmologyCaring for your eye after the injection
OphthalmologyVisual Field Assessment
OphthalmologyWhat is a Squint?
OphthalmologyWhat is Vitrectomy Surgery?
OphthalmologyEntropion Correction
OphthalmologyCorneal Transplant Information
OphthalmologyRemoval of Lesion Around the Eyelid
OphthalmologyAtropine Advice for Carers, Nurseries and Schools
OphthalmologyPatient Discharge Information Following Vitrectomy / Retinal Surgery
OphthalmologyAmblyopia Clinic
OphthalmologyInformation for patients undergoing Photo Dynamic Therapy
OphthalmologyWelcome to the Eye Department
OrthopaedicsHallux Rigidus or Arthritis of the Big Toe
OrthopaedicsA Patient’s Enhanced Recovery Guide to having Knee Replacement
OrthopaedicsA patient’s enhanced recovery guide to having knee replacement
OrthopaedicsBunion Surgery (Hallux Valgus Correction)
OrthopaedicsAnkle Arthroscopy
OrthopaedicsAnkle fusion - What is an ankle fusion?
OrthopaedicsCast Care Instructions
OrthopaedicsHindfoot / Midfoot Fusion (Arthrodesis)
OrthopaedicsSurgery for Morton’s Neuroma
OrthopaedicsPlantar Fasciitis
OrthopaedicsTibialis Posterior Tendon Dysfunction
OrthopaedicsTriple Arthrodesis
OutpatientsPatient initiated follow up
OutpatientsGoing Home Discharge information for patients and their families/carers
Pain ManagementPost Epidural Discharge Advice
Pain ManagementPain Management Programme
Pain ManagementAcupuncture
Pain ManagementElectro-acustim
Pain ManagementTranscutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Pain ManagementOpioid Medicines
Palliative CareThe Amber Care Bundle
PathologyProducing a Semen Sample for Analysis Post Vasectomy
PathologyAnticoagulant Dosing and Advisory Service (ADAS)
PathologyProducing a Semen Sample for Testing Fertility Investigations
Patient ExperienceTell Us - We want to hear what you think of our services
Patient ExperienceDelivering Same Sex Accommodation
Patient ExperienceSame Sex Accommodation A3 Poster
Patient ExperienceWhen Visiting Someone who is Dying
PharmacyMedication instructions before your operation
PharmacyA Syringe Pump Guide for Patients and Careers
PharmacyJust in Case Medication
PharmacyHelping You to get the Most out of Your Medicines
PhysiologyChildren’s Sleep EEG Electroencephalograph
PhysiologyRoutine EEG (electroencephalograph)
PhysiologyAdult Sleep Deprived EEG (Electroencephalograph)
Physiotherapy DepartmentPatient Initiated Follow Up Appointments - Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service
Physiotherapy DepartmentCauda Equina Syndrome
PodiatryA Guide to the Podiatry Service
Pulmonary Rehabilitation ServicesPulmonary Rehabilitation Resource Book
RadiologyAfter Care Information Following Breast Biopsy
RadiologySentinel Node Localisation
RadiologyBone Scan
Radiology (DXA)Having a Bone Densitometry (DXA) Scan at Clifton Hospital
Radiology CTPreparation for your CT Colonography Examination
Radiology CTHaving a CT Scan (with Intravenous Contrast Media)
Radiology CTHaving a CT Scan (non-contrast study)
Radiology MRIMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan
Radiology NMDMSA Scan - Adult
Radiology NMMeckel's Scan
Radiology NMRenogram - Child
Radiology NMThyriod Scan
Radiology NMParathyroid Scan
Radiology NMSentinel Node Scan
Radiology NMMyocardial Perfusion Scan
Radiology NMHida Scan
Radiology NMLung Scan - Information Leaflet for Pregnant Patients
Radiology NMDMSA Scan Child
Radiology NMGastric Emptying Scan
Radiology NMWhite Blood Cell Scan
Radiology NMSeHCAT Scan
Radiology NMRenogram and Micturating Cystogram (MCU)
Radiology NMNuclear Medicine
Radiology NMMuga Scan
Radiology NMRenogram Adult
Radiology X-RayDefaecating Proctogram
Radiology X-RayWater Soluble Contrast Enema
RespiratoryAzithromycin in Bronchiectasis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Respiratory DepartmentEndobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
ResuscitationDNACPR Support | Turning Point (
ResuscitationDNAR a guide for understanding your rights and challenging decisions/
Sexual HealthSHARE Sexual Help & Relationship Enhancement Psychosexual Service
Sexual HealthSHARE Sexual Help & Relationship Enhancement Psychosexual Service
Sexual Health ServicesBlackpool and Lancashire Contraception and Sexual Health Service Easy Read Leaflet
Sexual Health ServicesSexual Health & Relationship Enhancement Psychosexual Service - Referrer Information
Sexual Health ServicesAdvice to Patients following a Vasectomy
Sexual Health ServicesRoutine HIV screening at Blackpool Teaching Hospital in the Emergency Department
Sexual Health ServicesSexual Health & Relationship Enhancement Psychosexual Service - Service Information Leaflet for individuals and couples
Speech and LanguagePatient Initiated Follow Up Appointments (PIFU) - Community Speech and Language Therapy SLT
Speech and LanguageWhat to expect when you see a Speech and Language Therapist
Speech and LanguageNil by Mouth (NBM)
StrokeAcute Stroke and Rehabilitation Unit
Surgical DivisionComing into hospital for an Operation
Surgical DivisionA Patient’s Guide to having a Total Hip Replacement
Surgical DivisionComing into Hospital for an Operation
Therapy ServicesIntermediate Care (reablement) with Therapy
Therapy ServicesOccupational Therapy Hospital Services
Therapy ServicesCommunity Therapy Team
Tobacco Dependency treatmentInpatient smokefree service
Tobacco Dependency Treatment DepartmentLive your Smokefree Life
Urology DepartmentUrology Cancer Service
Urology DepartmentTelephone Follow up Clinic
Urology DepartmentA self-help guide to manage anxiety for patients and carers
Urology DepartmentPatient Urinary Catheter Guide and Logbook
Urology DepartmentThe Urology One-Stop Clinic for suspected Prostate cancer
Women and ChildrenFood Challenges and Supervised feeds
Wound ManagementPressure Ulcer Prevention