Patient Information Leaflets

Please download the information leaflet/s as recommended by your clinician

You should only use information or follow instructions contained in these patient leaflets if advised to do so directly by staff involved in your care.

Please be aware that these leaflets are formatted for printing and may not necessarily read in the correct order when viewed on screen.

Two information leaflets recommended for all patients. You may find these useful while using both our outpatients and inpatients services:

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) (377kb)
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Reducing the Risk of Infection in Hospital What you can do to help (75kb)
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Outpatients services

Urodynamics (61.3kb)
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Video-Urodynamics (63kb)
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LEAFLET 4 Cryocautery (81kb)
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The colposcopy service

LEAFLET 5 Management of Low Grade CIN1 (Treatment or Surveillance) (284kb)
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LEAFLET 6 Colposcopy examination for the management of problems with the cervix (290kb)
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LEAFLET 7 Treatment for abnormalities of the cervix (310kb)
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The hysteroscopy service

LEAFLET 8 The Hysteroscopy Clinic (547kb)
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LEAFLET 9 The Pessary Clinic (164kb)
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LEAFLET 10 The PMB Clinic (Post Menopausal Clinic) (460kb)
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The vulval clinic

LEAFLET 11 The Vulval Clinic (83.4kb)
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LEAFLET 12 Lichen Planus (76.5kb)
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LEAFLET 13 Lichen Sclerosus (76.5kb)
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The pregnancy advisory service

LEAFLET 14 The Pregnancy Advisory Service (79kb)
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Inpatients services

Preparing for an operation

All patients having an operation or procedure with sedation or general anaesthesia need to give their consent. Please read the information sheet below entitled “About the consent form”

About the consent form (198kb)
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Pre-operative information

LEAFLET 15 Diagnostic Laparoscopy (2mb)
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LEAFLET 16 Endometrial Ablation (351kb)
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LEAFLET 17 Extended Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis (RLEE) (620kb)
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LEAFLET 18 Laparoscopic Female Sterilisation (1.11MB)
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LEAFLET 19 Gynaecology Bowel Prep (171kb)
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LEAFLET 20 Hysterectomy (1.13MB)
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LEAFLET 21 Hysteroscopy (441kb)
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LEAFLET 22 Laparotomy and mini-laparotomy (1.98MB)
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LEAFLET 23 Miscellaneous Minor Procedures (176kb)
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LEAFLET 24 Treatment of cervical abnormalities performed under general anaesthesia (246kb)
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Preparing for an operation with the gynaecology oncology service

LEAFLET 25 Debulking surgery with the Enhanced Recovery Programme (241kb)
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LEAFLET 26 Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy and pelvic node dissection with the Enhanced Recovery Programme (234kb)
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LEAFLET 27 Exenteration with the Enhanced Recovery Programme (166kb)
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LEAFLET 28 Laparotomy for an abdominal mass with the Enhanced Recovery Programme (533kb)
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LEAFLET 29 Vulval surgery and groin node dissection with the Enhanced Recovery Programme (134kb)
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LEAFLET 30 Laparoscopic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer with the Enhanced Recovery Programme (233kb)
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Preparing for a urogynaecology operation

All patients having a urogynaecology operation or procedure will also need to read LEAFLET 43 entitled “Getting ready to come into hospital for a urogynaecology operation”

LEAFLET 31 Anterior (front) vaginal wall prolapse repair (372kb)
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LEAFLET 32 Colposuspension for stress incontinence (746kb)
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LEAFLET 33 Biological grafts and plastic mesh inlay for vaginal wall prolapse repair (95kb)
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LEAFLET 34 Posterior (back) vaginal wall repair (339kb)
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LEAFLET 35 Sacrocolpopexy for vault prolapse (419kb)
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LEAFLET 36 Sacrohysteropexy for uterine prolapse (410kb)
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LEAFLET 37 Vaginal hysterectomy for uterine prolapse (128kb)
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LEAFLET 38 Operations for prolapse of the vaginal apex: Sacrospinous fixation of the vaginal vault and sacrospinous fixation of the uterus (459kb)
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LEAFLET 39 Suspended mesh kit anterior prolapse repair (659kb)
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LEAFLET 40 Suspended mesh kit posterior / vault prolapse repair (591kb)
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LEAFLET 41 Transobturator tape (TOT, TVT-O) An operation for stress incontinence (528kb)
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LEAFLET 42 Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT, Retropubic tape) An operation for stress incontinence (412kb)
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LEAFLET 43 Getting ready to come into hospital for a urogynaecology operation (95.4kb)
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Recovering from a urogynaecology operation

Aftercare information from the urogynaecology specialist nurse for use following a urogynaecology operation or procedure

LEAFLET 44 ISC Intermittent self-catheterisation (477kb)
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LEAFLET 45 Advice after prolapse surgery in the vagina (78.5kb)
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LEAFLET 46 Advice after sacrocolpopexy or sacrohysteropexy (71.6kb)
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LEAFLET 47 Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM) (110kb)
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LEAFLET 48 Cystoscopy (71kb)
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LEAFLET 50 Overactive bladder (143kb)
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LEAFLET 51 Botox to the bladder (89kb)
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Information for patients and carers from the trust’s tissue viability nurses:

Pressure ulcers (317kb)
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Information about clots in the legs or lungs from the trust’s thrombosis patient safety committee:

Preventing Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) (621kb)
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Information from NHS Blood and Transplant:

Will I need a blood transfusion (611kb)
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Iron in your diet (217kb)
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