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View 24 hour Ambulatory pH Monitoring 5.0.3. Opens in New Window (.pdf 38Kb)
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Norfolk Physiology Unit
24 hour Ambulatory pH Monitoring 
(24 hour ambulatory ph monitoring)
24 hour ambulatory pH monitoring - a test to measure the pH of stomach juices.
View 24 Hour Urine Collections 43.0.59. Opens in New Window (.pdf 42Kb)
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General Information
24 Hour Urine Collections 
This leaflet is intended for all patients who have been asked to collect a 24 hr urine sample at home.

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View Abdominal Colposuspension 18.0.15. Opens in New Window (.pdf 39Kb)
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Gynaecology
Abdominal Colposuspension 
Abdominal Colposuspension - information on Stress Incontinence.
View Abdominal Pain - Going Home 28.0.92. Opens in New Window (.pdf 53Kb)
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Paediatric Medicine
Abdominal Pain - Going Home 
Information for parents/carers with children going home after coming into hospital with abdominal pain.
View Abdominal Repair of Prolapse 18.0.36. Opens in New Window (.pdf 51Kb)
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Gynaecology
Abdominal Repair of Prolapse 
Abdominal Repair of Prolapse
View Abdominal Surgery for Endometrial (womb) Cancer 18.0.32. Opens in New Window (.pdf 49Kb)
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Gynaecology
Abdominal Surgery for Endometrial (womb) Cancer 
Removal of the womb through an abdominal incision.
View About Caesarean Section 18.1.14. Opens in New Window (.pdf 120Kb)
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Pregnancy
About Caesarean Section 
About Caesarean Section - information about the benefits and risks of having a caesarean section.
Currently Under Review
View About the Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) 35.0.20. Opens in New Window (.pdf 1860Kb)
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Radiology
About the Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) 
DID is a database that holds information on the imaging tests and scans carried out on NHS patients.
View ACE Inhibitors 31.0.9. Opens in New Window (.pdf 126Kb)
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Pharmacy
ACE Inhibitors 
A guide for Stroke Patients
View Achilles Tendinopathy 27.0.21. Opens in New Window (.pdf 44Kb)
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Orthopaedic and Trauma
Achilles Tendinopathy 
A condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the Archilles tendon.
View Acupuncture Treatment for Pain Relief in Musculoskeletal Conditions 32.0.22. Opens in New Window (.pdf 39Kb)
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Physiotherapy
Acupuncture Treatment for Pain Relief in Musculoskeletal Conditions 
Acupuncture can help with back and neck pain, muscle and joint problems.
View Acute Medical Unit (AMU) 12.1.2. Opens in New Window (.pdf 35Kb)
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Emergency Unit
Acute Medical Unit (AMU) 
Information leaflet for patients and relatives.
View Admission Information - Cley Ward 18.0.51. Opens in New Window (.pdf 39Kb)
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Gynaecology
Admission Information - Cley Ward 
View Adult Urodynamics Bladder and Urinary Tract Tests and Investigations 5.0.1. Opens in New Window (.pdf 51Kb)
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Norfolk Physiology Unit
Adult Urodynamics Bladder and Urinary Tract Tests and Investigations 
Bladder and urinary tract tests and investigations for adults.
View Advice following  Your Out-patient Hysteroscopy 18.0.50. Opens in New Window (.pdf 36Kb)
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Gynaecology
Advice following Your Out-patient Hysteroscopy 
Helpful advice and contact information.
Currently Under Review
View Advice following Cauterisation with Silver Nitrate 18.0.35. Opens in New Window (.pdf 32Kb)
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Gynaecology
Advice following Cauterisation with Silver Nitrate 
A procedure used to treat granulation of tissue, which prevents or slows healing.
View Advice Following Cryotherapy 48.0.2. Opens in New Window (.pdf 73Kb)
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GUM Genito-Urinary Medicine
Advice Following Cryotherapy 
A treatment for warts and molluscum contagiosum which are caused by viruses.
View Advice following a Ph Study 28.0.80. Opens in New Window (.pdf 45Kb)
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Paediatric Medicine
Advice following a Ph Study 
This study is used to measure gastro-oesophageal reflux and can assist the doctors in deciding the right treatment for your child.
View Advice Following Rectal Biopsy 29.0.8. Opens in New Window (.pdf 50Kb)
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Paediatric Surgery
Advice Following Rectal Biopsy 
A rectal biopsy involves taking a small amount of tissue from the rectum using either a suction or open technique
Currently Under Review
View Advice following a Sporting Injury 12.1.3. Opens in New Window (.pdf 40Kb)
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Emergency Unit
Advice following a Sporting Injury 
View Advice for Breast Feeding Mothers Having Investigations for Pulmonary Embolism (PE) 19.0.8. Opens in New Window (.pdf 49Kb)
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Haematology
Advice for Breast Feeding Mothers Having Investigations for Pulmonary Embolism (PE) 
CT (Computerised Tomography) Scan or Ventilation Perfusion Scan for Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Blood Clot In The Lungs
View Advice for Children Having an Operaton 29.0.17. Opens in New Window (.pdf 93Kb)
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Paediatric Surgery
Advice for Children Having an Operaton 
What will happen before and after your operation.
View Advice for patients leaving hospital following breast surgery 24.0.19. Opens in New Window (.pdf 37Kb)
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Oncology
Advice for patients leaving hospital following breast surgery 
Information about dressing and drain removal and what to do if you experience problems.
View Advice for Young Persons Having An Operation 29.0.12. Opens in New Window (.pdf 46Kb)
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Paediatric Surgery
Advice for Young Persons Having An Operation 
What happens when you are admitted to the childrens ward to have an operation.
View Advice on Ear Wax and Hearing Aid Use 11.0.20. Opens in New Window (.pdf 59Kb)
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Ear Nose and Throat
Advice on Ear Wax and Hearing Aid Use 
Common myths and recommendations
View Advice sheet for First Seizure (child/young person) 28.0.71. Opens in New Window (.pdf 52Kb)
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Paediatric Medicine
Advice sheet for First Seizure (child/young person) 
What to do if your child has a seizure (sometimes called a fit or convulsion)
View After Your Caesarean Section 18.1.39. Opens in New Window (.pdf 121Kb)
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Pregnancy
After Your Caesarean Section 
Information and advice following your caesarean section.
View Alendronic Acid Tablets 31.0.6. Opens in New Window (.pdf 45Kb)
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Pharmacy
Alendronic Acid Tablets 
Information sheet for patients who have suffered a hip fracture.
View Alternatives to Female Sterilisation 18.0.23. Opens in New Window (.pdf 105Kb)
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Gynaecology
Alternatives to Female Sterilisation 
Alternatives to Female Sterilisation
View Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) in Children 25.0.28. Opens in New Window (.pdf 47Kb)
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Ophthalmology
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) in Children 
Information about Amblyopia (Lazy Eye in Children) for parents/carers.
View Ambulatory Urodynamic Tests 5.0.8. Opens in New Window (.pdf 46Kb)
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Norfolk Physiology Unit
Ambulatory Urodynamic Tests 
Ambulatory urodynamic tests for patients with bladder and urinary tract problems
View Aminosalicylates - 5 ASAs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 28.0.56. Opens in New Window (.pdf 48Kb)
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Paediatric Medicine
Aminosalicylates - 5 ASAs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
5 ASAs are anti-inflammatory medicines which are specially designed to reduce the active inflammation of the lining of the bowel.
View Amputation 16.1.60. Opens in New Window (.pdf 53Kb)
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Vascular Surgery
Amputation 
Removal of whole or part of a limb.
Currently Under Review
View Anal Fissures and Lateral Sphincterotomy 16.0.2. Opens in New Window (.pdf 51Kb)
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General Surgery
Anal Fissures and Lateral Sphincterotomy 
Anal Fissures and Lateral Sphincterotomy - Information to help prepare patients for an operation for the treatment of anal fissures.
View Angioplasty 3.0.18. Opens in New Window (.pdf 41Kb)
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Cardiology
Angioplasty 
Information about the procedure and contact details.
Currently Under Review
View Ankle Fracture 32.0.14. Opens in New Window (.pdf 80Kb)
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Physiotherapy
Ankle Fracture 
Information to assist you in returning back to normal following your fractured ankle.
View Anorectal Physiology Tests 5.0.7. Opens in New Window (.pdf 40Kb)
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Norfolk Physiology Unit
Anorectal Physiology Tests 
Anorectal physiology tests for patients with bowel problems
View Anterior Uveitis 25.0.11. Opens in New Window (.pdf 41Kb)
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Ophthalmology
Anterior Uveitis 
Anterior Uveitis - inflammation of the iris (coloured part) of the eye.
View Anti-D Injections for Women with Rhesus Negative Blood 18.1.40. Opens in New Window (.pdf 102Kb)
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Pregnancy
Anti-D Injections for Women with Rhesus Negative Blood 
Information about Anti-D injections for women who may have a different blood group to their baby.
View Anti-embolism Stockings 19.0.5. Opens in New Window (.pdf 43Kb)
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Haematology
Anti-embolism Stockings 
Stockings to help reduce the risk of blood clots or deep vein thrombosis forming in the legs.
View Anticoagulation - A Patients Guide 19.0.2. Opens in New Window (.pdf 41Kb)
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Haematology
Anticoagulation - A Patients Guide 
A Patients Guide to Anticoagulation Treatment.
View Antiplatelets 31.0.11. Opens in New Window (.pdf 123Kb)
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Pharmacy
Antiplatelets 
A guide for Stroke Patients
View Aorto Bi-femoral Surgery 16.1.55. Opens in New Window (.pdf 54Kb)
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Vascular Surgery
Aorto Bi-femoral Surgery 
Aorto Bi-femoral Surgery - this operation is to bypass the blocked arteries in your tummy (abdomen) that supply your legs, so that the blood supply is improved.
View Aquatic Physiotherapy Sessions 32.0.13. Opens in New Window (.pdf 104Kb)
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Physiotherapy
Aquatic Physiotherapy Sessions Updated Flag Image
Information on the benefits of physiotherapy exercise in the hydrotherapy pool.
View Aqueous Cream 48.0.8. Opens in New Window (.pdf 34Kb)
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GUM Genito-Urinary Medicine
Aqueous Cream 
How to use Aqueous Cream
View Areola Micro-Pigmentation (Medical Tattooing) 33.0.3. Opens in New Window (.pdf 41Kb)
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Areola Micro-Pigmentation (Medical Tattooing) 
Areola Micro-Pigmentation (Medical Tattooing) - Nipple tattoo information
View Areola Micropigmentation (Post Procedure) 33.0.4. Opens in New Window (.pdf 40Kb)
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Areola Micropigmentation (Post Procedure) 
Areola Micropigmentation (post procedure) - Information on nipple tattoo following breast surgery
View Arterial Thrombolysis 16.1.16. Opens in New Window (.pdf 50Kb)
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Vascular Surgery
Arterial Thrombolysis 
Information for patients undergoing Arterial Thrombolysis
View Arthritis of the Ankle Joint 27.0.22. Opens in New Window (.pdf 67Kb)
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Orthopaedic and Trauma
Arthritis of the Ankle Joint 
Information about the treatment choices available.
View Arthritis of the Big Toe Joint (Hallux Rigidus) 27.0.20. Opens in New Window (.pdf 115Kb)
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Orthopaedic and Trauma
Arthritis of the Big Toe Joint (Hallux Rigidus) 
Information about the treatments available for Arthritis of the Big Toe Joint
View At the end of your radiotherapy treatment 36.0.6. Opens in New Window (.pdf 40Kb)
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Radiotherapy
At the end of your radiotherapy treatment 
Information sheet to answer some of your questions and advice on what to expect following your treatment.
View Axillo Bi-femoral Surgery 16.1.54. Opens in New Window (.pdf 53Kb)
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Vascular Surgery
Axillo Bi-femoral Surgery 
Operation to bypass the blocked arteries in your tummy (abdomen) that supply your legs, so that the blood supply is improved.
View Azathioprine for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 28.0.33. Opens in New Window (.pdf 54Kb)
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Paediatric Medicine
Azathioprine for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
Patient and parent/carer guide to Azathioprine an immunosupressant used in the management of inflammatory bowel disease.

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View Barium Swallow 35.0.12. Opens in New Window (.pdf 73Kb)
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Radiology
Barium Swallow 
A test to look at the oesophagus (gullet) whilst you are swallowing.
View Before Your Elective Caesarean Section (Afternoon List) 18.1.55. Opens in New Window (.pdf 42Kb)
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Pregnancy
Before Your Elective Caesarean Section (Afternoon List) 
What to do before you come into hospital and what will happen when you arrive on Blakeney Ward.
Please arrive promptly at 11.00 a.m.
View Before Your Elective Caesarean Section (Morning List) 18.1.2. Opens in New Window (.pdf 111Kb)
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Pregnancy
Before Your Elective Caesarean Section (Morning List) 
What to do before you come into hospital and what will happen when you arrive on Blakeney Ward.
Please arrive promptly at 07.00 a.m.
View Benign Breast Disease - Fibroadenoma 16.0.58. Opens in New Window (.pdf 116Kb)
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General Surgery
Benign Breast Disease - Fibroadenoma 
A Fibroadenoma is a benign (non-cancerous) mobile lump in the breast.
View Biofeedback and Bowel Retraining 5.0.6. Opens in New Window (.pdf 37Kb)
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Norfolk Physiology Unit
Biofeedback and Bowel Retraining 
Biofeedback & Bowel retraining
View Birth After Caesarean Section (BAC) 18.1.28. Opens in New Window (.pdf 88Kb)
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Pregnancy
Birth After Caesarean Section (BAC) 
Information for women after their first caesarean section
View Biventricular Pacemakers/Cardiac Resynchronisation  Therapy (CRT) 3.0.13. Opens in New Window (.pdf 93Kb)
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Cardiology
Biventricular Pacemakers/Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) 
Biventricular Pacemaker - device used to treat people with heart failure)
View Bladder Augmentation and Mitrofanoff 29.0.9. Opens in New Window (.pdf 182Kb)
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Paediatric Surgery
Bladder Augmentation and Mitrofanoff 
This leaflet gives information for parents/carers whose child is having a cystoplasty procedure to augment or enlarge the bladder and form a mitrofanoff
View Bleb Needling 25.1.6. Opens in New Window (.pdf 43Kb)
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Ophthalmology
Bleb Needling 
A treatment used if a glaucoma (trabeculectomy) operation has stopped working properly.
View Blepharoplasty 25.1.5. Opens in New Window (.pdf 45Kb)
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Ophthalmology
Blepharoplasty 
An operation to remove excess skin from the upper eyelid that is affecting your vision.
View Blephartis 25.0.12. Opens in New Window (.pdf 43Kb)
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Ophthalmology
Blephartis 
Blephartis - inflammation of the edges of the eyelids.
View Botulinum Toxin (Botox A) in the treatment of  Refractory  Detrusor Overactivity 18.0.19. Opens in New Window (.pdf 59Kb)
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Gynaecology
Botulinum Toxin (Botox A) in the treatment of Refractory Detrusor Overactivity 
Muscle relaxant used to treat an overactive bladder.
View Botulinum Toxin (Botox A) in the treatment of Refractory Detrusor Overactivity. 41.0.37. Opens in New Window (.pdf 48Kb)
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Urology
Botulinum Toxin (Botox A) in the treatment of Refractory Detrusor Overactivity. 
Treatment used to relax the bladder muscle in order to reduce urinary frequency..
View Bowel Washouts Using An Antegrade Colonic Enema (ACE) 28.0.86. Opens in New Window (.pdf 61Kb)
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Paediatric Medicine
Bowel Washouts Using An Antegrade Colonic Enema (ACE) 
This leaflet giving information for parents/carers whose child is having ACE procedure and explains about giving bowel washouts.
View Breast Reduction Surgery 33.0.1. Opens in New Window (.pdf 39Kb)
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Breast Reduction Surgery 
Breast Reduction Surgery - operation to reduce the size of breasts
View Bronchiolitis 28.0.39. Opens in New Window (.pdf 51Kb)
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Paediatric Medicine
Bronchiolitis 
This is a common condition affecting babies and young children often during the winter months.
Bronchiolitis is an inflammation of the smallest airways in the lungs, producing a thick sticky mucus, making it more difficult for babies and young children to breath.
View Bulkamid Bladder Neck Augmentation for Urodynamic Stress Incontinence of Urine 18.0.6. Opens in New Window (.pdf 37Kb)
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Gynaecology
Bulkamid Bladder Neck Augmentation for Urodynamic Stress Incontinence of Urine 
Bulkamid Bladder Neck Augmenttion for Urodynamic Stress Incontinence of Urine
View Bunions (Hallux Valgus) 27.0.23. Opens in New Window (.pdf 159Kb)
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Orthopaedic and Trauma
Bunions (Hallux Valgus) 
A bunion is a deformity of the big toe joint. This leaflet outlines the treatment options.
View Burial of Babies at Colney Wood Burial Park 43.0.54. Opens in New Window (.pdf 163Kb)
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General Information
Burial of Babies at Colney Wood Burial Park 
A leaflet to explain what happens if you choose for your baby to be buried at Colney Woodland Burial Park along with other babies.

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View Calcium Channel Blockers 31.0.10. Opens in New Window (.pdf 126Kb)
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Pharmacy
Calcium Channel Blockers 
A guide for Stroke Patients
View Cancer of the Cervix 18.0.10. Opens in New Window (.pdf 122Kb)
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Gynaecology
Cancer of the Cervix 
Cancer of the Cervix (information on symptoms, tests for diagnosis and treatment.
View Cancer of Oesophagus and Stomach 16.0.63. Opens in New Window (.pdf 964Kb)
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General Surgery
Cancer of Oesophagus and Stomach 
Cancer information - Oesophagus and Stomach - information on tests and treatments for patients with tumours (cancer) of Oesophagus and Stomach.
View Cancer of the Ovary 18.0.11. Opens in New Window (.pdf 122Kb)
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Gynaecology
Cancer of the Ovary 
Cancer of the Ovary (information on symptoms, tests for diagnosis and treatment)
View Cancer of the Uterus 18.0.12. Opens in New Window (.pdf 121Kb)
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Gynaecology
Cancer of the Uterus 
Cancer of the Uterus (information on symptoms, tests for diagnosis and treatment).
View Cancer of the Vagina 18.0.13. Opens in New Window (.pdf 121Kb)
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Gynaecology
Cancer of the Vagina 
Cancer of the Vagina (information on symptoms, tests for diagnosis and treatment).
View Cancer of the Vulva 18.0.14. Opens in New Window (.pdf 121Kb)
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Gynaecology
Cancer of the Vulva 
Cancer of the Vulva (information on symptoms, tests for diagnosis and treatment).
View Cardiology and Interventional Procedures 3.0.21. Opens in New Window (.pdf 34Kb)
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Cardiology
Cardiology and Interventional Procedures 
Information about the effects of radiation on the skin.
View Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPEX) 16.0.77. Opens in New Window (.pdf 91Kb)
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General Surgery
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPEX) 
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing involves exercising on a stationary bike to measure how your heart and lungs respond.
View Care of the Arteriovenous Dialysis Access Fistula (AVF) 21.0.8. Opens in New Window (.pdf 101Kb)
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Renal
Care of the Arteriovenous Dialysis Access Fistula (AVF) 
How to take care of a new fistula
View Carer Administration of Medicines on Buxton Ward 28.0.52. Opens in New Window (.pdf 43Kb)
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Paediatric Medicine
Carer Administration of Medicines on Buxton Ward 
A programme used on Buxton Ward to enable a child's carer to administer their medicines whilst in hospital.
View Caring for a Nephrostomy Tube at Home 41.0.44. Opens in New Window (.pdf 71Kb)
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Urology
Caring for a Nephrostomy Tube at Home 
A guide for patients
View Caring for your child in a Hip Spica 29.0.1. Opens in New Window (.pdf 306Kb)
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Paediatric Surgery
Caring for your child in a Hip Spica 
Hip Spica casts are used to support, immobilise and protect the hip joint whilst it heals.
View Carotid Endarterectomy 16.1.10. Opens in New Window (.pdf 51Kb)
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Vascular Surgery
Carotid Endarterectomy 
Carotid Endarterectomy an operation to remove / replace the diseased lining of the carotid (neck) artery.
View Carriage of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) 18.1.17. Opens in New Window (.pdf 112Kb)
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Pregnancy
Carriage of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) 
Information about GBS and how it can affect a pregnant women and her baby.
View Cataract Surgery Patient Information 25.1.4. Opens in New Window (.pdf 46Kb)
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Ophthalmology
Cataract Surgery Patient Information 
Cataract Surgery Patient Information
View Cataract Surgery Pre-Operative Information (Cromer Hospital) 25.1.3. Opens in New Window (.pdf 46Kb)
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Ophthalmology
Cataract Surgery Pre-Operative Information (Cromer Hospital) 
Cataract Surgery Pre-Operative Information
View Catheter Care 18.0.53. Opens in New Window (.pdf 39Kb)
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Gynaecology
Catheter Care 
View CAU - Childrens Assessment Unit Leaflet 28.0.35. Opens in New Window (.pdf 43Kb)
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Paediatric Medicine
CAU - Childrens Assessment Unit Leaflet 
Useful information for parents/carers and young people attending the Childrens Assessment Unit (CAU)
View Cervical Spine Pain 32.0.11. Opens in New Window (.pdf 136Kb)
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Physiotherapy
Cervical Spine Pain 
Advice and exercises to help speed up your recovery and maximise the effects of physiotherapy.
View Chemotherapy for Early Testicular Cancer - Seminoma 24.0.12. Opens in New Window (.pdf 63Kb)
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Oncology
Chemotherapy for Early Testicular Cancer - Seminoma 
Follow-up treatment after orchidectomy operaton.
View Chest X-Ray Information Sheet 35.0.3. Opens in New Window (.pdf 38Kb)
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Radiology
Chest X-Ray Information Sheet 
Chest X-Ray information for patients
View Children and Young People with complex health needs coming in to the Emergency Assessment Unit 28.0.106. Opens in New Window (.pdf 91Kb)
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Paediatric Medicine
Children and Young People with complex health needs coming in to the Emergency Assessment Unit 
Information for parents/carers of children and young people with complex health needs coming into the Childrens Assessment Unit as an emergency for assessment.
View Children's Cancer - Psychology Service (Information for families) 28.0.65. Opens in New Window (.pdf 148Kb)
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Paediatric Medicine
Children's Cancer - Psychology Service (Information for families) 
Clinical Psychologists have expertise in working with children and familes who are having to adjust to difficult situations such as physical illness.
View Childrens' Gastroenterology Team - Contact Leaflet 28.0.48. Opens in New Window (.pdf 87Kb)
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Paediatric Medicine
Childrens' Gastroenterology Team - Contact Leaflet 
Children's Gastroenterology Team - Contact Leaflet
View Choosing Where to Have Your Baby 18.1.12. Opens in New Window (.pdf 171Kb)
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Pregnancy
Other Languages...
Choosing Where to Have Your Baby 
Information on home and hospital births
View Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Early Supported Discharge Service (ESDS) 37.0.2. Opens in New Window (.pdf 42Kb)
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Respiratory Medicine
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Early Supported Discharge Service (ESDS) 
The Early Supported Discharge Service aims to provide care for patients suffering from a flare-up of their COPD.
View Circumcision 41.0.2. Opens in New Window (.pdf 91Kb)
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Urology
Circumcision 
Surgical removal of the foreskin.
View Circumcision (child) 8.0.33. Opens in New Window (.pdf 47Kb)
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Day Procedure Unit
Circumcision (child) 
Information for parents/carers whose child is having a circumcision
View Clostridium Difficile - GDH Positive - Toxin Negative 39.0.8. Opens in New Window (.pdf 41Kb)
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Risk and Infection Control
Clostridium Difficile - GDH Positive - Toxin Negative 
Clostridium difficile (commonnly known as C.diff) is a bacteria present in the bowel of approximately 3% of healthy adults.
View Clostridium Difficile Infection (Cdiff) LARGE PRINT 39.0.4. Opens in New Window (.pdf 43Kb)
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Risk and Infection Control
Clostridium Difficile Infection (Cdiff) LARGE PRINT 
Information leaflet for patients affected by Clostridium Difficile infection
View Coeliac Disease - An Introducation to a Gluten Free Diet for Coeliac Disease 10.0.50. Opens in New Window (.pdf 66Kb)
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Coeliac Disease - An Introducation to a Gluten Free Diet for Coeliac Disease 
Dietary advice sheet gives an introduction to Coeliac disease and the need for a gluten free diet
View Coeliac Disease - Dietary Information During Investigations for Coeliac Disease 10.0.68. Opens in New Window (.pdf 80Kb)
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Coeliac Disease - Dietary Information During Investigations for Coeliac Disease 
Dietary Information for patients undergoing investigations for Coeliac Disease.
View Coeliac Disease - Eating out on Gluten free diet 10.0.32. Opens in New Window (.pdf 36Kb)
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Coeliac Disease - Eating out on Gluten free diet 
Gluten free diet - general information on eating out if diagnosed with coeliac disease.
View Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for People with Cancer 24.0.13. Opens in New Window (.pdf 48Kb)
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Oncology
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for People with Cancer 
This leaflet explains what a cognitive behavioural therapist is and what difficulties they can help you with.
View Colonoscopy (Day Case) 15.0.3. Opens in New Window (.pdf 43Kb)
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Gastroenterology
Colonoscopy (Day Case) 
Colonoscopy is a test where an endoscopist (a doctor or nurse) looks into your colon.
View Colonoscopy / Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Post Procedure Advice 15.0.16. Opens in New Window (.pdf 34Kb)
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Gastroenterology
Colonoscopy / Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Post Procedure Advice 
General advice on aftercare and important problems to watch out for.
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Gynaecology
Colposcopy 
Examination of the cervix (neck of womb) using a specially designed microscope.
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Pharmacy
Coming Into Hospital? Please bring all your medicines with you. 
Information about why it is important that you bring all your medication into hospital when you are an in-patient.
Currently Under Review
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Radiology
Computed Tomography (CT) Information 
This leaflet explains what is involved in Computed Tomography (CT) Information
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Ophthalmology
Conjunctivitis 
Conjunctivitis - an inflammation of the outer surface of the eyeball.
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Paediatric Medicine
Consent for Treatment and Parental Responsibility 
Information about consent for children and young people under 18 years of age.
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Paediatric Medicine
Constipation and Soiling - A Guide for Young People 
Information explaining why you become constipated, the treatment and what you can do to help yourself.
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Paediatric Medicine
Contact Information Paediatric Onocology Team 
A list of helpful telephone numbers and a reminder that Febrile Neutropenia is a medical emergency.
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Ophthalmology
Contact Lens Wear - Keeping Your Eyes Healthy 
Advice leaflet
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General Information
Continence Service (Norfolk Community Health and Care) 
Clinic information and how to access the service.
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General Information
Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH) Clinic 
Details of the services provided by the Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH) Clinic formerly the Norwich Family Planning Clinic.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Conversion to Insulin Dietary Advice 
Conversion to Insulin - diet sheet and advice for diabetic patients who have Insulin injections.
Currently Under Review
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Ophthalmology
Corneal Abrasion and Recurrent Erosion Syndrome 
A scratch on the surface of the cornea and how it is treated.
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Ophthalmology
Corneal Endothelial Transplant Surgery 
An operation to replace the cloudy cornea (transparent window at the front of the eye) to a clear one.
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Ophthalmology
Corneal Foreign Body 
A corneal foreign body is something lodged into the surface of the eye, making it water and painful. They eye may also be sensitive to light and have blurred vision.
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Ophthalmology
Corneal Transplant - Information for Patients 
Information about why you need a corneal transplant, the operation and follow-up treatment.
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Cardiology
Coronary Angiogram 
Information about the procedure and contact information.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Children)
Cow's Milk Free Weaning Diet 
General information to help you make the recommended changes to your child's diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Children)
Cows-Milk Free Diet for Breast Feeding Mums 
General information to help you make the recommended changes to your childs diet while breast feeding.
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Paediatric Medicine
Croup 
Croup is a common childhood illness, sometimes called Laryngotracheobronchitis.
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Radiology
CT Coronary Angiogram 
A CT Coronary Angiogram is performed to look at the coronary arteries of the heart.
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Radiology
The CT Scanner - child friendly information 
A special picture of different parts of your body, it helps doctors find out why you have been feeling poorly.
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Radiology
CT Virtual Colonoscopy 
Information about the purpose of the examination and what's involved.
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Day Procedure Unit
Cubital Tunnel Release 
An operation on the elbow to relieve pressure.

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Paediatric Medicine
Dalivit Oral Drops - information for parents and carers of premature babies. 
Dalivit - a liquid medicine to ensure that premature babies have all the vitamins they need for growth and development.
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Emergency Unit
Decisions relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
Decisions relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation
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Haematology
Deep Vein Thrombosis - A Patients Guide 
Treatment information.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Diabetes - Diet and Type 1 Diabetes - The First Steps 
General information to help you start to make changes in your diet, following your diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Diabetes - Eating well if you have diabetes and a small appetite 
Eating well if you have diabetes and a small appetite
Currently Under Review
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Gynaecology
Diagnostic Laparoscopy 
Diagnostic Laparoscopy - Investigation into the cause of abdominal or pelvic pain
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Renal
Dialysis Units Infection Control/Prevention Information 
Dialysis Units Infection Control/Prevention Information
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Paediatric Medicine
Diarrhoea & Vomitting Discharge Advice for Children 0 - 5 years 
Advice for parents/carers when their child is ready to be cared for at home.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Dietary Advice Diabetes (Albanian) 
Dietary advice Diabetes (Albanian)
Currently Under Review
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Dietary Advice for Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Impaired Fasting Glucose 
Impaired glucose tolerance - diet sheet and advice for patients.
Currently Under Review
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Dietary Advice for People with Gallstones 
Information about a low-fat diet, which may help to reduce the pain caused by gallstones.
Currently Under Review
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Dietary Advice if you have Hepatitis C 
General information to help you make healthy choices about your food.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Children)
Different Food Textures for Children 
General information to help make the recommended changes to a child's diet.
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Dermatology
Diphencyprone Cream 
A cream used in the treatment of melanoma metastases of the skin.
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Day Procedure Unit
Discharge Advice after a General Surgical Laparoscopic Procedure. 
Advice for when you go home after a General Surgical Laparoscopic Procedure
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Day Procedure Unit
Discharge Advice after a Gynaecological Laparoscopic Procedure 
Advice for when you go home following your Gynaecological Laparoscopic Procedure.
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General Surgery
Discharge Information Following Bowel Surgery 
Information to help with your recovery at home and advice about returning to normal activities.
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Oncology
Driving and Your Medication 
This leaflet highlights the regulations regarding safety on the road and explains the potential problems of certain medications.
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General Information
Dummies, Soothers & Pacifiers 
Helpful information about the use of dummies, soothers and pacifiers.

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Pregnancy
Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) 
EPAU is a specialist unit which manages early pregnancy problems.
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Ophthalmology
Ectropion 
Ectropion - turning out of the lower eyelid and lashes.
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Physiotherapy
Elbow Fracture 
Information to assist you in returning back to normal following your elbow fracture.
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Physiotherapy
Elbow Pain 
Advice and exercises to help speed up your recovery and maximise the effects of physiotherapy.
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Paediatric Medicine
Electro-Encephalogram (EEG) 
A picture guide for children, showing what will happen when they come to the hospital for an EEG test.
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Neurophysiology
Electromyography (EMG) / Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) 
Depending on the problem being investigated, you may require one or both of the procedures described in this leaflet.
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Cardiology
Electrophysiology Studies and Catheter Ablation 
Electrophysiology Studies and Catheter Ablation
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Vascular Surgery
Embolisation 
Embolisation is used to block off an artery that might supply blood to an aneurysm.
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Gynaecology
Endometrial Biopsy 
A prodcedure to take a small sample of the lining of the womb for investigation.
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Gastroenterology
Enema Instructions 
Instructions on how to use an enema (if you have been sent one by the Gastroenterology Department)
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Pregnancy
Enhanced Recovery after Caesarean Section 
The enhanced recovery programme aims to improve patient care and decrease the length of hospital stay following elective caesarean section.
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Ophthalmology
Entropion 
Entropion - turning in of the lower eyelid and lashes.
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General Information
Epidural - Discharge Advice for Patients 
Epidural - Discharge Advice for Patients
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General Information
Equality Monitoring Questions 
Have you ever wondered why we ask about your age, gender, ethnic origin, faith, sexual orientation or whether you have a disability? This leaflet explains why we ask these questions.
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Gastroenterology
ERCP 
Post Procedure Advice Sheet
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Gastroenterology
ERCP (Day Case) 
ERCP (Day Case) Test to examine the tubes that drain bile from the liver.
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General Information
The essential guide to feeding and caring for your baby 2014/15 
The Real Baby Milk Essential Guide to feeding and caring for my baby, Norfolk 2014/15 edition.
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Gynaecology
Essure Hysteroscopic Sterilisation 
A permanant and irreversible form of birth control.
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Day Procedure Unit
Excision of Ganglion 
Removal of Ganglion (a swelling that is usually attached to a joint or tendon).
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Urology
Excision of a Hydrocele 
Excision of a Hydrocele - surgery to remove a build up of fliud from the testes.
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Vascular Surgery
Exercise Classes for Patients with Intermittent Claudication 
Pain in leg muscles bought on by walking
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Physiotherapy
Exercises for Women who have had Abdominal Surgery 
Advice for women who have had an abdominal hysterectomy, laparotomy, salpingo-oophrectomy or ovarian cystectomy.
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Physiotherapy
Exercises for Women who have had Vaginal Surgery 
Advice for women who have had a laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy, a sacrospinous colpoplexy, vaginal repair of prolapse, total laparoscopic hysterectomy, tension free vaginal tape (TVT) or tension free tape obturator (TVTO).
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Risk and Infection Control
Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs) 
(Large Print Version)
Information for patients, relatives and carers.
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Risk and Infection Control
Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs) 
Information leaflet on Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) for Patients, Relatives and Carers

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Vascular Surgery
Femoro-Femoral/ llio-Femoral Cross Over Bypass Graft 
Femoro-Femoral/ llio-Femoral Cross Over Bypass Graft - operation to insert a graft into the arteries of the groin and leg.
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Vascular Surgery
Femoro-Popliteal/Distal Bypass Grafts 
Operation to bypass blocked arteries in the leg so that blood supply is improved
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Paediatric Medicine
Fever Advice Sheet for Children 0-5 Years 
Information sheet which will be completed with specific advice for parents, when their child has been discharged home from the Childrens Assessment Unit (CAU).
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Speech and Language Therapy
Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) 
IInformation for patients who have a swallowing problem.
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Speech and Language Therapy
Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) - Easy Read Version 
Information for patients who have a swallowing problem.
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Paediatric Medicine
Fleet Phospho-Soda Bowel Prep Medication 
Information on the bowel prep medications that have been prescribed prior to having a colonoscopy procedure.
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Urology
Flexible Cystoscopy (+/- Biopsy or Stent Removal in the Day Procedure Unit 
Cystoscopy is an examination of the inside of your bladder and urethra to investigate urinary problems.
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Gastroenterology
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy 
A procedure where an endoscopist (a doctor or nurse) looks at the lining of the rectum and sigmoid colon using an instrument called a sigmoidoscope.
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Norfolk Physiology Unit
Flow Rate and Ultrasound Tests and Investigations in Children 
Flow rate and ultrasound tests and investigations in Children
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Fluid Control on Dialysis 
Fluid control is important for maintaining your health when you have kidney disease.
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Paediatric Medicine
Food Allergy Action Plan (WITH JEXT INJECTOR) 
Information about mild to moderate reactions, and what to do if there are signs of a severe allergic reaction (Anaphylaxis), including details of how to use the Jext Injector.
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Paediatric Medicine
Food Allergy Action Plan (Without Jext Injector) 
Information about mild to moderate reactions and how to watch for signs of a severe allergic reaction (Anaphylaxis).
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Orthopaedic and Trauma
Foot and Ankle Surgery 
Information about treatment and the multidisciplinary team who who will assess you.
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Emergency Unit
Fractured Nasal Bones and suspected Fractured Nasal Bones 
Advice concerning your nasal injury.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Fruit and Vegetables - Ways to eat "5 -a-day" 
General information to help you eat more fruit and vegetables.

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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Gaining Weight - Fortifying or Enriching Food 
Meals and snacks can be made more nutritious without increasing the quantity.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Gaining Weight - Why do hospital inpatients have a poor appetite and dietary intake? 
Practical information for relatives and carers of adults.
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General Surgery
Gallstones / Cholecystectomy 
What they are, the treatment options and what to expect following an operation.
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General Surgery
Gastrectomy 
Gastrectomy information sheet and what to expect before and after an operation.
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General Surgery
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease & Fundoplication Surgery 
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease & Surgery - information to help prepare patients for an operation to treat gastric reflux.
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General Surgery
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours (GIST) 
Information regarding diagnosis and surgical treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumours
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Gastroenterology
Gastroscopy (OGD) 
A procedure which allows the endoscopist to examine your gullet, stomach and small bowel.
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Gastroenterology
Gastroscopy/EUS/Dilation 
Post Procedure Advice Sheet
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Day Procedure Unit
General Information for Patients Having a Local Anaesthetic 
General Information for Patients Having a Local Anaesthetic (Day Procedure)
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GUM Genito-Urinary Medicine
Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM Clinic) 
Services provided by the Grove Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Going Home after your Breast Reconstruction (the DIEP/SIEA Flap) 
Going Home after your Breast Reconstruction (the DIEP/SIEA Flap) Advice and Exercise Programme
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Going Home after your Breast Reconstruction (the Latissimus Dorsi Flap) 
Going Home after your Breast Reconstruction (the Latissimus Dorsi Flap) Advice and Exercise Programme
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Going Home after your Breast Reconstruction (the IGAP Flap) 
Going Home after your Breast Reconstruction (the IGAP Flap) Advice and Exercise Programme
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Day Procedure Unit
Golfers Elbow 
A painful condition which affects the inner part of the elbow bone.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
A guide to eating well if you have diabetes and need to follow a low fibre diet 
General information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
A guide to eating well if you have a small appetite 
Small appetite - diet sheet and advice for patients.
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Paediatric Medicine
A guide to EEG - information for parents/carers and children 
Contains information specifically designed to help children understand the procedure and also a picture for them to colour in.
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Physiotherapy
Gynaecology Physiotherapy (Womens Health) 
This leaflet explains how physiotherapy can help you and gives you information about your appointment.

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Gastroenterology
Haemorrhoids (Aftercare) 
Post Procedure Advice Sheet
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Day Procedure Unit
Hand and Elbow Surgery under regional anaethesia 
A technique where your hand and arm are made numb for surgery.
Currently Under Review
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Physiotherapy
Hand Pain 
Advice and exercises to help speed up your recovery and maximise the effects of physiotherapy.
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General Information
Having a Blood Test 
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Urology
Having a Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) 
A procedure used to remove stone(s) from the kidney using keyhole surgery.
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Urology
Having A Ureteric Stent 
A stent is usually inserted if you have a blockage or potential blockage of the kidney or ureter.
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Gynaecology
Having Your Catheter Removed (TWOC) 
Information regarding the removal of the tube in your bladder.
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Oncology
Head and Neck Clinic Information 
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Healthy Eating 
General information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Healthy Eating - How to Eat Less Salt 
How to eat less salt
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Children)
Healthy Eating for 6-12 year olds 
General information to help make the recommended changes to a child's diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Healthy Eating for Reactive Hypoglycaemia 
The term 'reactive hypoglycaemia' is used to describe episodes of low blood glucose levels.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Children)
Healthy Eating for teenagers 
General information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Children)
Healthy Eating for under 5's 
General information to help make the recommended changes to a child's diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Healthy Eating with Diabetes 
Advice to help to control your blood sugar
Currently Under Review
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Audiology
Hearing Monitoring Information 
Information for patients whose hearing will be monitored whilst they are taking an ototoxic drug.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Heart Health - Cholesterol Lowering and Weight Reducing 
Cholesterol lowering and weight reducing dietary advice.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Heart Health - Cholesterol lowering if you are a healthy weight 
Cholesterol - diet sheet and advice for patients about lowering cholesterol levels.
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Paediatric Medicine
Heart Murmurs in Newborn Babies 
Heart - murmurs - information on symptoms and causes of heart murmurs in newborns.
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Pharmacy
Help with your medicines after leaving hospital 
Information about the hospital pharmacy helpline and how your Community Pharmacist (Chemist) can give you advice and support.
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Paediatric Medicine
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) 
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) Skin Rash
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GUM Genito-Urinary Medicine
Hibiscrub Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser 
How to use Hibiscrub Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
High Protein, High Calorie Recipes 
High Protein, High Calorie Recipes
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Orthopaedic and Trauma
Hip Fracture 
Information to give you and your family a better understanding of the injury you have, the operation you may require and the rehabilitation and discharge process.
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GUM Genito-Urinary Medicine
HIV Test Information and Advice 
Frequently asked questions.
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Urology
Holmium Laser Prostatectomy (HoLEP) 
An operation to relieve symptoms of bladder outflow obstruction.
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Paediatric Medicine
Home Care for Peripheral Intravenous Cannulae 
Information leaflet about intravenous cannula.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Children)
How do you know if a child is overweight/obese 
Information regarding measurements and BMI index.
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Paediatric Medicine
How To Keep A Healthy Smile 
Adolescent oral health
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Pregnancy
How to look after your bladder and pelvic floor when you have a baby 
How to look after your bladder and pelvic floor when you have a baby
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Pregnancy
How to look after your perineum after having a baby 
Advice to help you heal as quickly as possible.
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General Information
How to make a complaint or raise your concerns (easy read version) 
If you are unhappy about something in the hospital, we want you to tell us.
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Physiotherapy
Humeral Fracture 
Information to assist you in returning back to normal following your humeral fracture.
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Day Procedure Unit
Hydrocele Repair (Child) 
Information for parents/carers whose child is having a hydrocele repair.
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Pregnancy
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Pregnancy Sickness) 
Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy are very common, when this becomes excessive and persistant to the extent that you are unable to keep food or liquid down, it is then called Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Treatment will depend on your symptoms and by the amount of dehydration.
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Ophthalmology
Hyphaema 
Hyphaema - a bleed within the eye.
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Paediatric Surgery
Hypospadias 
Hypospadias is a birth defect of the penis. It is one of the commonest birth defects and affects about 1 in 250 boys.
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Gynaecology
Hysterectomy 
Removal of the uterus (womb).
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Gynaecology
Hysteroscopic Morcellation of Uterine Fibroids Updated Flag Image
A new technique for the removal of fibroids in the uterine cavity.
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Gynaecology
Hysteroscopic Resection of Uterine Polyps and Fibroids 
Treatment to remove polyps or fibroids from the uterus.
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Gynaecology
Hysteroscopy, Dilation and Curettage, Polypectomy and Cervical Cautery under General Anaesthetic 
Information about these procedures, which are performed under a general anaesthetic.

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Vascular Surgery
Iliac and Femoral Endarterectomy & Patch Plasty 
An endarterectomy is an operation performed to reopen blocked arteries and to restore blood flow in the body (revascularization).
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Day Procedure Unit
Important Information About Your Operation 
General information.
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Day Procedure Unit
Important Information About Your Operation - General Anaesthetic (Easy Read) 
A general anaesthetic means you will be asleep when you have your operation.
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Day Procedure Unit
Important Information About Your Operation - Local Anaesthetic (Easy Read) 
A local anaesthetic means you will be awake when you have your operation.
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Day Procedure Unit
Important Information for Parents/Carers About Your Child's/Young Person's Operation 
Information about child or young person's operation
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General Surgery
Incisional Hernia Repair 
Incisional hernia operation information.
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Pregnancy
Induction of Labour - what it means 
Induction of Labour - what it means
View Induction of Labour for Birth After Previous Caesarean Section 18.1.30. Opens in New Window (.pdf 179Kb)
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Pregnancy
Induction of Labour for Birth After Previous Caesarean Section 
Information for women approaching or who have reached their due dates.
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General Information
Infection Control - Top Ten Tips 
Top Ten Tips when you are visiting the hospital
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GUM Genito-Urinary Medicine
Information about the Genito Urinary Medicine Clinic  
Services provided by the Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic
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Oncology
Information About Your Syringe Driver 
A syringe driver is a small, portable, battery operated pump. It allows medicines to be given steadily under the skin over 24 hours.
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Paediatric Medicine
Information for Parents,Carers, Children and Young Adults on a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy Procedure 
This leaflet aims to provide information on why a gastrocopy and a colonoscopy are needed and it explains how the procedures are performed.
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Paediatric Medicine
Information for Parents/Carers on a Gastroscopy Procedure 
This leaflet aims to provide information on why a gastroscopy is needed and it explains how the procedure is performed.
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Pregnancy
Information for patients after an inconclusive result on ultrasound scan 
Information for patients after an inconclusive ultrasound result
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General Information
Information for People Seeking free NHS Treatment 
Information regarding eligibility for free NHS treatment
View Information leaflet on MRSA for Patients, Relatives and Carers (Large Font) 39.0.12. Opens in New Window (.pdf 53Kb)
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Risk and Infection Control
Information leaflet on MRSA for Patients, Relatives and Carers (Large Font) 
Questions and Answers on MRSA
View Information on MRSA for Patients, Relatives and Carers 39.0.3. Opens in New Window (.pdf 55Kb)
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Risk and Infection Control
Information on MRSA for Patients, Relatives and Carers 
Questions and Answers about MRSA
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Paediatric Medicine
Information on Steroids for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
Information on Steroids for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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Endocrinology
Infusion of Intravenous Methylprednisolone 
A steroid which is given to treat thyroid eye disease.
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General Surgery
Inguinal Hernia 
Inguinal Hernia - operation to repair groin hernia
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Paediatric Surgery
Insertion of Grommets 
A surgical procedure used to treat glue ear.
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Orthopaedic and Trauma
Instructions following application of a Cast 
This leaflet is designed to inform you about the care of the cast and possible complications of having a plaster cast, splint or surgical boot.
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Ophthalmology
Instructions for After Your Cataract Operation 
Instructions for After Your Cataract Operation
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Ophthalmology
Instructions for After Your Glaucoma (Trabeculectomy) Operation 
Instructions for After your Glaucoma (Trabeculectomy) Operation
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Paediatric Medicine
Instructions for Using Movicol 
Advice leaflet for children and young people requiring bowel clear out (disimpaction regime)
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Vascular Surgery
Intermittent Claudication - Benefits of Exercise 
Exercise has been shown to improve the circulation and decrease the pain you experience when walking.
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Vascular Surgery
Interventional Radiology Angiography 
Information about having a angiogram.
View Interventional Radiology Angioplasty and Stents 16.1.51. Opens in New Window (.pdf 51Kb)
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Vascular Surgery
Interventional Radiology Angioplasty and Stents 
Angioplasty / stent information.
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Renal
Intravenous Iron Therapy 
Interavenous Iron Therapy
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Radiology
Intravenous Urogram (IVU) 
An injection of an x-ray die to make the kidneys show up better than on an ordinary plain x-ray.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Children)
Iron Content of Foods 
General information to help you make the recommended changes to your child's diet.
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Gastroenterology
Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
Information about the condition and how you may be able to improve symptoms through changes to lifestyle and diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Diet and IBS 
General guidelines, looking at lifestyle and food habits.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Diet and IBS Symptom Control 
General information to help you change your diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Introduction to a low FODMAP diet 
A low FODMAP diet is a new form of treatment, which restricts the dietary intake of fermentable carbohydrates and has been found to help adults with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
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Pregnancy
Is my newborn baby breastfeeding ok? 
Helpful information about breast and bottle feeding.
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Oncology
Isolated Limb Infusion (ILI) 
A treatment which uses chemotherapy to treat cancer which is confined to a limb.

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Paediatric Medicine
Jaundice in Newborn Babies 
Information about how to check your baby for jaundice and how it is treated.
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Paediatric Medicine
Jelly Belly Test 
A test to show the size and shape of the organs inside your tummy.
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Radiology
The Jelly Belly Test 
Child Friendly Format - what happens when your child has an ultrasound scan

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Ophthalmology
Keratoconus 
A disease of the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye).
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General Information
Ketamine 
Ketamine is an anaesthetic medication, which can be used in small doses to control pain.
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Renal
kidney Biopsy 
Sometimes called a renal biopsy
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Kidney Disease - Controlling Your Phosphate 
Information sheet giving a quick guide to foods and drinks high in phosphate. It is not designed to be a substitute for speaking to a renal dietitian.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Kidney Disease - Controlling Your Potassium 
Dietary advice sheet giving some general information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Kidney Disease - Eating Out on a Renal Diet 
Advice to help you choose sensibly when eating out.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Kidney Disease - Eating well if you have a small appetite and kidney disease 
Dietary advice sheet giving some general information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Kidney Disease - Eating well with a small appetite and diabetes with kidney disease 
General information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Kidney Disease - Healthy Eating for Your Kidneys 
This information sheet explains how altering your diet can help to keep your kidneys working as well as they can.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Kidney Disease - Herbs and Spices 
Herbs and spices can be added to your food to provide extra flavour in place of using salt
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Kidney Disease - How to eat less salt with kidney disease 
This dietary advice sheet gives some general information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Kidney Disease - Potassium - The Basics 
Dietary advice sheet giving some general information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Kidney Disease - Sensible Slimming with Kidney Disease 
Dietary advice
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Gastroenterology
Klean Prep (Afternoon Instructions) for Bowel Screening Patients 
Information for patients who will be undergoing a colonoscopy procedure in the afternoon.
View Klean Prep (Morning Instructions) for Bowel Screening Patients 15.0.34. Opens in New Window (.pdf 54Kb)
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Gastroenterology
Klean Prep (Morning Instructions) for Bowel Screening Patients 
Information for patients who will be undergoing a colonoscopy procedure in the morning.
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Gastroenterology
Klean Prep Instructions (Afternoon) (Gastro Dept) 
(For Gastro Unit Patients)
Instructions for patients who will be undergoing a colonoscopy procedure in the afternoon.
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Gastroenterology
Klean Prep Instructions (Morning) 
(For Gastro Unit Patients)
Instructions for patients who will be undergoing a colonoscopy procedure in the morning.
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Physiotherapy
Knee Fracture 
Information to assist you in returning back to normal following your knee fracture.
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Physiotherapy
Knee Pain 
Advice and exercises to help speed up your recovery and maximise the effects of physiotherapy.

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Urology
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy 
Removal of one or both adrenal glands using keyhole surgery.
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Urology
Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy in Men 
Keyhole surgery to remove the entire bladder.
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Urology
Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy in Women with formation of an Ileal Conduit 
Keyhole surgery to remove the entire bladder.
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Gynaecology
Laparoscopic Sterilisation 
Laparoscopic Sterilisation
View Laparoscopic Surgery 18.0.30. Opens in New Window (.pdf 72Kb)
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Gynaecology
Laparoscopic Surgery 
keyhole surgery to detect gynaecological conditions such as ovarian cysts, endometriosis, fibroids and adhesions (scar tissue).
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Gynaecology
Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometrial (womb) Cancer 
Keyhole surgery for womb cancer
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Paediatric Surgery
Laproscopic Cholecystectomy 
This is an operation to remove the gall bladder using key-hole surgery techniques.
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Vascular Surgery
Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins 
A minimally invasive procedure for treating certain types of varicose veins.
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Orthopaedic and Trauma
Lesser Toe Deformities 
There are various names for the deformities, including mallet toe, hammer toe, claw toe and curly toe. The second toe is most commonly affected.
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Gynaecology
Lichen Sclerosus 
Vulval skin irritation
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Urology
Lithotripsy 
Lithotripsy - shock wave treatment for kidney and bladder stones
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Gastroenterology
Liver Biopsy (Day Case) 
A procedure where a small piece of liver tissue is removed from the liver and sent for analysis under a microscope.
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Gastroenterology
Liver Biopsy (Overnight Stay) 
A procedure where a small piece of liver tissue is removed from the liver and sent for analysis under a microscope.
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Gastroenterology
Liver Resection Surgery 
Liver Resection Surgery
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Renal
Long Term Central Venous Catheter (Permcath) 
How to prevent infection and care for your Central Venous Catheter.
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Oncology
Long Term Information Following Your Final Out-Patient Appointment from the Breast Unit 
Information for patients who no longer need regular reviews in clinic.
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Physiotherapy
Low Back Pain 
Advice to help with an attack of low back pain.
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Ophthalmology
Lucentis for Wet Macular Degeneration 
Lucentis for Wet Macular Degeneration
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Day Procedure Unit
Lumbar Spine Micro-dicectomy or Decompression 
An operation to treat leg pain or numbness caused by a 'slipped disc'
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Physiotherapy
Lumber Spine Pain 
Advice and exercises to help speed up your recovery and maximise the effects of physiotherapy.

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Radiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Information Leaflet 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan - information leaflet.
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Paediatric Medicine
Management of Childhood Constipation and Soiling 
How children and young people can be helped to resolve the problem of constipation and soiling
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Children)
Management of Toddler Diarrhoea 
General information to help you make the recommended changes to your child's diet.
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General Information
Managing a Prolapsed Stoma 
Advice Leaflet
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Thoracic Surgery
Mediastinoscopy (Examination of the Lymph Glands in the Chest) 
Mediastinoscopy - operation for examination and biopsy of the lymph glands
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Pharmacy
Medicines Substitution 
Changes to your medicines while you have been in hospital
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Pregnancy
Methotrexate Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancy 
Treatment by injection.
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Radiology
The Milkshake Test 
Child Friendly Format - what happens when you have a special drink so that the x-ray doctor can see a picture of your tummy.
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Paediatric Medicine
The Milkshake Test 
The milkshake test gives the X-Ray doctor a special picture of your tummy to help find out why you have been feeling unwell.
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General Information
MIS Pilot Project Information for Patients 
Information for women who had a baby in the NNUH maternity unit between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013.
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Pregnancy
Miscarriage - What Happens Next? 
This leaflet explains what happens after your miscarriage and the options you can choose.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Miscellaneouos - Neutropenic Diet 
General information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Miscellaneous - Dementia and Food 
This advice sheet provides general information to help if you are experiencing changes to your eating habits.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Miscellaneous - Finger Foods 
Offering finger foods can improve nutritional intake and help maintain independence, especially for people who like to walk about at mealtimes.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Miscellaneous - Understanding Food Labels 
Food labels - advice on reading and understanding food labels.
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GUM Genito-Urinary Medicine
Molluscum Contagiosum 
A common skin condition
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Pregnancy
Monitoring Your Baby in Labour 
Monitoring of a baby's heartbeat in labour.
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Radiology
MRI Children's Information 
Child Friendly Format - Mr Mole is here to tell you all about your MRI scan
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Pharmacy
MRSA Prevention Packs (Rig Insertion) 
A guide for patients
Currently Under Review
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Pharmacy
MRSA Prevention Packs with Mupirocin 
A guide for patients.
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Risk and Infection Control
MRSA Screening - What To Expect (Large Print Version) 
What to expect when you are screened for MRSA
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Risk and Infection Control
MRSA Screening - What To Expect 
What to expect when you are screened for MRSA.
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Radiology
My First X-Ray 
Child Friendly Format - what happens when you need an X-ray (a special picture of your bones).
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Paediatric Medicine
My First X-Ray 
An X-Ray is a special picture which shows your bones.

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Pharmacy
Nebulised Colomycin 
Leaflet explaining how to nebulise Colomycin
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Ear Nose and Throat
Neck Lump Clinic 
The Neck Lump Clinic is a one stop diagnostic service.
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General Information
New Changing Places Disabled Toilet 
Information about the new disabled toilet and changing facility.
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Pharmacy
New Oral Anticoagulants for Atrial Fibrillation 
A guide for stroke patients
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General Information
NHS Complaints Procedure 
Information about the complaints process.
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General Surgery
Nipple Discharge and Surgery 
Information on the cause and treatment of nipple discharge
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Diabetes
Norfolk Diabetes Patient Supporters 
A non-medical helpline, which is available for people who wish to talk about their condition or have concerns about living with or coping with diabetes. Patient Supporters are able to signpost callers to relevant services for further information. Please note that the group is unable to give medical or emergency advice.
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Risk and Infection Control
Norovirus Information 
Information about Norovirus, which is also known as the Winter Vomiting Bug

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Pregnancy
Obstetric Cholestasis (OC) 
Condition where the flow of bile from the liver is reduced.
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Pharmacy
Octenisan Wash Lotion 
Information sheet for patients who have been prescribed Octenisan prior to admission to hospital.
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Norfolk Physiology Unit
Oesophageal Manometry Tests 
(Oesophageal manometry)
Oesophageal Manometry Tests
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Thoracic Surgery
Oesophagectomy 
An operation to remove most of the oesophagus or the stomach.
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Day Procedure Unit
Orchidopexy 
Information for parents/carers whose child is having an open orchidopexy
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Gynaecology
Outpatient Information - Hysteroscopy 
Hysteroscopy is a simple procedure to find out the cause of vaginal bleeding.
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Pharmacy
Outpatient IV Antibiotic Therapy for Orthopaedic Patients 
Information about being given antibiotic therapy at home.
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Gynaecology
Overactive Bladder 
Information and advice about the range of treatments available.

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General Information
A Pain Management Programme (PMP) 
How a pain management programme can help patients with chronic pain.
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Day Procedure Unit
Pain Relief After your Operation 
Most people will experience pain after an operation, this can usually be relieved by a combination of simple measures and pain killers, as explained in this leaflet.
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Gynaecology
Painful Bladder Syndrome and Interstitial Cystitis 
A chronic inflammation of the bladder wall.
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General Information
PALs (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) - Easy Read 
Easy Read leaflet about the information and advice that the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALs) provides.
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General Surgery
Parathyroidectomy 
Parathyroidectomy (removal of one or more of the parathyroid glands to treat hyperparathyrodism
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Dermatology
Patch Testing Information 
Tests to find out if your Eczema/Dermatitis is caused by an allergy to substances in contact with your skin.
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General Information
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) 
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). A leaflet about the services PALS provide.
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Risk and Infection Control
Patients Affected by Clostridium Difficile (Cdiff) Infection 
Information for patients affected by Clostridium Difficile (Cdiff)
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Gynaecology
Patients Discharged Home with a Cannula on the Hyperemesis Ambulatory Rehydration Project (HARP) 
Information to help you understand the care and attention you and your cannula require.
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Thoracic Surgery
Pectus - the condition and its treatment 
Pectus is a deformity of the chest wall where the breastbone is either sunken or raised.
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Physiotherapy
Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis 
Find and exercise your pelvic floor muscles
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Paediatric Medicine
Physiotherapy - Baby Massage 
Information provided by the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists
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Paediatric Medicine
Physiotherapy - Baby Walkers - Is Your Child Safe? 
Information provided by the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists
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Paediatric Medicine
Physiotherapy - Choosing Footwear for Children 
Information provided by the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists
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Paediatric Medicine
Physiotherapy - Choosing the Right School Bag 
Information provided by the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists
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Paediatric Medicine
Physiotherapy - Head Turning Preference and Plagiocephaly 
Information provided by the Association of Paediatric Physiotherapists
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Paediatric Medicine
Physiotherapy - Tummy Time Poster 
Information provided by the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists
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Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Advice in Pregnancy 
Information about posture, lifting, shopping and exercise.
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Paediatric Medicine
Physiotherapy for Children 
Information provided by the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists
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Physiotherapy
A Physiotherapy Guide for Patients Having Surgery 
Advice to help with breathing problems before and after your operation.
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Pregnancy
Physiotherapy in Pregnancy 
Advice and exercises to help women experiencing pain in pregnancy to manage their symptoms.
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Paediatric Medicine
Picolax and Bisacodyl Bowel Prep Medication 
Information on the bowel prep medications that have been prescribed prior to having a colonoscopy procedure.
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Gastroenterology
Picolax for afternoon appointment 
Afternoon appointment information for patients taking Picolax
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Gastroenterology
Picolax for morning appointment 
Morning appointment information for patients taking Picolax
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Cardiology
Pill in the Pocket Approach to Management of Atrial Fibrillation 
You must be seen by a Cardiologist and assessed as appropriate for this approach to the management of your Atrial Fibrillation and it is only suitable for people who have occasional episodes of Atrial Fibrillation (paroxysmal AF).
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Radiology
Plain X-ray Information 
An X-ray is a picture of the internal structures of the body.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Planning a Vegetarian Diet 
Planning a vegetarian diet to include a wide variety of foods to make sure you get all the nutrients you need.
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Pregnancy
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (P.C.O.S.) 
A condition which affects a woman's menstrual cycle, fertility and hormones.
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Gynaecology
Post Menopausal Bleeding Clinic (PMB Clinic) 
Patient Information on the Post Menopausal Bleeding Clinic.
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Day Procedure Unit
Post Operative Pain Relief (Children) - Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy 
Information for parents/carers about pain relief following surgery.
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Paediatric Surgery
Post operative pain relief - Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy 
Information for parents/carers about pain relief.
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Gynaecology
Post Procedure Advice Following Punch Biopsy 
Removal of a small sample of tissue for further investigation.
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Gastroenterology
Post Procedure Advice Sheet 
Information for patients who have had one of the following procedures: Gastroscopy, ERCP, EUS, Dilatation, Injection of Varices, Banding of Varices.
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Gastroenterology
Post Procedure Advice Sheet - Colonoscopy/Flexible Sigmoidoscopy 
Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
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Gynaecology
Post Treatment Advice Following Large Loop Excision of the Transformation Zone (LLETZ) 
Removal of abnormal tissue from the cervix.
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Ophthalmology
Posterior Vitreous Detachment 
Posterior Vitreous Detachment - This is a common degenerative change which occurs in one or both eyes of most people after middle age.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Pregnancy - Common Food Problems during pregnancy 
General information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet.
Currently Under Review
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Pregnancy - Healthy Eating 
General information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet.
Currently Under Review
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Pregnancy - Iron intake during pregnancy 
Iron intake - diet sheet and advice to help increase the amount of iron in your diet during pregnancy.
Currently Under Review
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Pregnancy
Pregnancy Oral Glucose Test (POGTT) 
A test for pregnant women to check that the amount of sugar in their blood is not too high
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Pregnancy
Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) 
Information for pregnant and post-natal women on pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain.
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General Information
Preparing for Discharge 
Information in preparation for the time when you are ready for discharge.
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Cardiology
Preparing for your Pacemaker 
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Paediatric Medicine
Pressure Ulcers 
Information for parents/carers about Pressure Ulcers (or bed sores) in children.
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Pregnancy
Preventing Blood Clots in Pregnancy and After Birth 
Information for women found to be at a higher risk than average of developing a blood clot and treatment to reduce the risk.
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Haematology
Preventing Hospital Associated Blood Clots 
This leaflet outlines the important things you or your carer should know about preventing blood clots, before, during and after your stay in hospital. Your healthcare professional will be able to answer any further questions you may have.
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General Information
Preventing Pressure Ulcers 
Pressure ulcers - information for patients on prevention of pressure ulcers.
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Probiotics 
Information for parents about feeding premature babies.
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Paediatric Medicine
Pseudomonas Respiratory Infections in Children and Young People 
Pseudomonas Respiratory Infections
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Ophthalmology
Ptosis 
Ptosis - drooping of the upper eyelid.
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Haematology
Pulmonary Embolism - A Patients Guide 
A Patients Guide to treatment for a Pulmonary Embolism.
 

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Gynaecology
Radical Hysterectomy for Cancer of the Cervix 
Information about the operation and what to expect after you go home.
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Radiology
Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumours 
A minimal invasive treatment that heats and destroys cancer cells.
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Radiology
Radiofrequency Ablation of Lung Tumours 
A minimal invasive treatment that heats and destroys cancer cells.
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Vascular Surgery
Recovery from Endovascular Surgery for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair 
What to expect after your operation and advice about recovering from your surgery.
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Vascular Surgery
Recovery from Open Surgery for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair 
What to expect after your operation and advice about recovering from your surgery.
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General Information
Reducing Patient Falls 
Advice leaflet for patients, relatives and carers.
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Medicine for the Elderly
Reducing Patient Falls  
Advice leaflet for patients, relatives and carers
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General Information
Reducing Patient Falls In Hospital (Easy Read) 
Advice sheet to help to stop you falling in hospital.
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Day Procedure Unit
Regional Anaesthesia of Upper Limb 
An injection given to numb your arm during and after surgery.
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Paediatric Surgery
Reimplantation of Ureter 
An operation performed on children who have a condition that affects the free flow of urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
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Day Procedure Unit
Removal of Metalwork Surgery (Upper Limb) 
Information for patients who are having an operation to remove metalwork from their hand or arm.
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Paediatric Surgery
Restrictive Lingual Frenulum (tongue tie) 
Information for parents/carers that will help prepare you for your consultation and the procedure (if required) and answer some of the questions you may have since referral. Includes Consent Form.

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General Information
Safeguarding Adults from Abuse 
This leaflet provides information that may be of assistance if you think someone may be vulnerable or is being abused.
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General Information
Safeguarding Adults from Abuse (Easy Read Version) 
This leaflet provides information that may be of assistance if you think someone may be vulnerable or is being abused.
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Paediatric Medicine
Safeguarding Children 
Information about the hospital's legal duty to protect and promote the welfare of all children and young people.
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General Information
Same Day Admissions Unit 
Information for patients due to attend the Same Day Admissions Unit (SDAU)
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General Information
Same Day Admissions Unit (SDAU) - Interventional Radiology 
Important information about your admission to the Same Day Admissions Unit (SDAU) prior to your procedure in Interventional Radiology.
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Pharmacy
Self-administration of medicines 
Information for Day Case / Overnight Patients Only.
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Physiotherapy
Self-Management for Persistent Back Pain 
Information supporting back class education session.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Sensible Slimming 
Slimming - a guide to sensible slimming.
Currently Under Review
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Physiotherapy
Shoulder Injuries Updated Flag Image
Advice and exercises to help speed up your recovery and maximise the effects of physiotherapy.
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Clinical Investigation Unit
Sick Day Rules 
Sick Day Rules - Information for patients taking long-term steroid therapy.
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Diabetes
Sick Day Rules 
Sick Day Rules - information for patients taking long term steriod therapy.
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Paediatric Medicine
Sleeping Difficulties - A guide for school aged children 
Information for parents/carers, to help create a good bedtime routine for your child.
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Vascular Surgery
Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms 
Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
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Haematology
Sperm Storage 
Information for patients who are undergoing treatment that could temporarily or permanently damage their fertility.
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Spinal Anaesthetic 
Spinal Anaesthetic - information for day case patients who have had a spinal anaesthetic.
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Neurophysiology
Spinal Cord Monitoring 
Spinal Cord Monitoring - information to help patients understand how their spinal cord is monitered during back surgery.
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General Information
Spinal Cord Stimulator Pathway 
Information about the different stages of assessment and suitability for a spinal cord stimulator.
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General Surgery
Splenectomy 
Information about the removal of the spleen (spenectomy) and what to expect before and after the operation.
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Day Procedure Unit
Squint Surgery (for children) 
A corrective operation to improve the appearance of the eye alignment.
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General Surgery
Staging Laparoscopy 
A key-hole procedure that allows the surgeon to see inside your abdominal cavity.
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Pharmacy
Statins 
A guide for Stroke Patients
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Pregnancy
Sterilsation at the time of Caesarean Section 
Information to help you make informed choices.
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Physiotherapy
Steroid Injections for Joint and Soft Tissue Conditions 
An injection to target pain from wear and tear in joints or inflammation in soft tissue.
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Ophthalmology
Strabismus (Squints in Children) 
Information for Parents/Carers about Strabismus (Squints in Children)
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Oncology
Strong Opiods 
Opiods are a group of medicines used to treat pain and improve your quality of life. This leaflet gives you more information and answers some commonly asked questions.
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Gynaecology
Surgery for Prolapse and Incontinence - after your operation 
Advice for the best long term results following your operation.
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Pregnancy
Surgical Termination of Pregnancy 
Information about the operation
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Symptom Control - Constipation 
Constipation - dietary sheet and advice for patients.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Symptom Control - Diarrhoea 
General information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Symptom Control - Dry Mouth 
Dietary advice sheet giving general information to help make eating and drinking easier.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Symptom Control - Feeling Sick 
Dietary advice sheet gives some general information to help make eating and drinking easier.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Symptom Control - Sore Mouth 
Dietary advice sheet giving general information to help make eating and drinking easier.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Symptom Control - Taste Changes 
Dietary advice sheet giving general information to help make eating and drinking easier.
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Paediatric Medicine
Sytron - Information for parents and carers of premature babies. 
Sytron - a liquid medicine to prevent anaemia in premature babies.

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Urology
Telescopic Radical Prostatectomy 
Keyhole surgery to remove the entire prostate gland and sometimes surrounding lymph nodes.
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Ophthalmology
Temporal Artery Biopsy (TAB) 
Temporal Artery Biopsy (TAB) Information Sheet
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Day Procedure Unit
Tennis Elbow 
A painful condition which affects the outside part of the elbow bone.
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Gynaecology
Tension Free Vaginal Tape (TVT) 
Information about Urodynamic stress incontinence
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Gynaecology
Tension Free Vaginal Tape (TVT) with Prolapse Surgery 
Information about stress incontinence and uterine or vaginal prolapse
Currently Under Review
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Gynaecology
Tension Free Vaginal Tape Obturator (TVTO) 
Tension Free Vaginal Tape Obturator (TVTO) procedure for stress incontinence.
Currently Under Review
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Pregnancy
Termination of Pregnancy - The Choices 
This leaflet gives a brief description of the two methods available for termination of pregnancy at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. It is not intended to be a substitute for full discussion with the clinic nurse or doctor.
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Pharmacy
Thiazide Diuretics 
A guide for Stroke Patients
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Pregnancy
Threatened Miscarriage 
An ongoing pregnancy associated with vaginal bleeding is called a threatened miscarriage.
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Stroke Unit
Thrombolysis for Stroke 
Information about Alteplase, a clot busting drug which is given to try and dissolve the clot (blockage) which has caused a stroke.
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General Surgery
Thyroidectomy 
Thyroidectomy - operation to remove the thyroid gland in the neck.
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Audiology
Tinnitus 
A patient information guide to Tinnitus
Currently Under Review
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Day Procedure Unit
Tonsillectomy - Bleeding After Tonsillectomy 
Discharge Advice for Parents and Carers
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Gynaecology
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy 
Operation to remove the uterus by keyhole surgery (minimal access surgery).
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Paediatric Surgery
Totally Implanted Venous Acess Devices (Portacaths) 
A intravenous access system that is inserted underneath the skin.
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Ophthalmology
Trabeculectomy Pre-Operative Information 
Trabeculectomy Pre-Operative Information
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Urology
Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) 
An operation to relieve the symptoms of bladder outflow obstruction.
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Paediatric Medicine
Transition to the Adult Gastroenterology Team 
Information explaining about the transition process of your care to the adult gastroenterology team.
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Urology
Transrectal Prostatic Ultrasound & Biopsies 
The ultrasound scan is an aid to diagnosis. It will help to find out if there is anything wrong with your prostate gland.
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Day Procedure Unit
Transrectal Prostatic Ultrasound & Biopsies (TRUS) under a General Anaesthetic Updated Flag Image
Information for patients undergoing a TRUS operation under general anaesthetic. It is intended as a guideline only, more specific information will be available from your surgeon.
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Treatment Advice Line for patients on Biologic Treatment 
General advice about biologics/rheumatology treament
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Gynaecology
Treatment of Heavy Periods with a Mirena 
Treatment of Heavy Periods with a Mirena

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Radiology
Ultrasound Liver Biopsy 
A test where a tiny sample of tissue is removed from the liver .
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Radiology
Ultrasound Scan Information 
This leaflet explains what is involved when having an ultrasound scan.
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Radiology
Ultrasound Scan Preparation for Children 
Information about fluid intake prior to having the scan.
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General Surgery
Umbilical Epigastric and Femoral Hernia Repair 
Information on surgery to repair common types of Hernia
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Day Procedure Unit
Umbilical Hernia 
Information for parents/carers whose child is having an umbilical hernia repair.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Understanding the Glycaemic Index 
The Glycaemic Index (GI) is a measure of how quickly foods are digested and how quickly they release sugar into the bloodstream
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Urology
Ureteroscopic Stone Removal 
Ureteroscopic stone removal -surgery to remove a stone from the bladder or kidney.
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Gynaecology
Urinary Stress Incontinence 
Information and advice about the range of treatments available.
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Gynaecology
Urodynamic Study 
A test to find the cause of urinary symptoms or bladder problems.
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Norfolk Physiology Unit
Urodynamics Tests - Information for Young Patients and Families 
Bladder and urinary tract tests and investigations for children.
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Paediatric Medicine
Use of Dummies /Soothers/Pacifiers on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) 
Information regarding the benefits of offering a dummy for short periods.
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Radiotherapy
Use of Vaginal Dilators following pelvic radiotherapy/brachytherapy 
Use of Vaginal Dilators following pelvic radiotherapy/brachytherapy
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Radiology
Uterine Artery Embolisation 
Fibroid Embolisation is a relatively new way of treating fibroids. Its an effective alternative to an operation.
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Gynaecology
Uterine Endometrial Ablation Treatment 
Surgical procedure for the treatment of heavy periods.

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Pregnancy
Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section 
If you have previously given birth by caesarean section, this leaflet will help you to make an informed decision, with involvement of your obstetrician and midwife, about how best to give birth next time.
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Gynaecology
Vaginal Repair of Prolapse 
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Day Procedure Unit
Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Implant 
VNS Implant - small medical device to send electrical impulses to the left vagus nerve in the neck to help prevent seizures.
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Gastroenterology
Varices Aftercare 
Post Procedure Advice Sheet
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Day Procedure Unit
Vasectomy 
Information for patients undergoing a Vasectomy under general anaesthetic
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Haematology
Vena Cava (VC) Filter Removal 
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Thoracic Surgery
Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) 
Keyhole surgery where investigations can be performed to identify, diagnose and treat many types of chest and lung problems.
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Ophthalmology
Visual Field Defect (Homonymous Hemianopia) 
Visual Field Defect (Homonymous Hemianopia) Information for Stroke Patients)
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Dermatology
Vitamin D Deficiency 
Information for Skin Cancer Patients
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Pregnancy
Vitamin K - Information for Parents 
Vitamin K - Information for Parents
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Vitamins & Minerals - Improving Your Iron Intake 
This dietry advice sheet gives some general information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Vitamins & Minerals - Zinc Content of Foods 
General information to help you make the recommended changes to your diet.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Vitamins and Minerals - Calcium Content of Foods 
Calcium - dietary advice sheet gives some general information to help understand the calcium content of food.
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Gynaecology
Vulval Biopsy 
Vulval Biopsy

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Pharmacy
Warfarin 
A guide for Stroke Patients
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Clinical Investigation Unit
Water Deprivation Test 
Water Deprivation Test - a test to establish production of pituitary hormone.
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Nutrition and Dietetics (Adults)
Weight Reducing - Your guide to healthy eating whilst taking Orlistat (Xenical) 
Orlistat - (Xenical) - general information on how to make changes to your diet.
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Oncology
Welcome to the Hospital Specialist Palliative Care Team 
Specialist Palliative Care Team
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General Information
What is Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)? 
Information about the condition and its treatment.
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Thoracic Surgery
What to expect after an oesophagectomy 
This information will answer a number of common questions that many patients have about their care after an operaton of the oesophagus.
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Thoracic Surgery
What to expect when going home following a gastrectomy operation 
Answers to common questions.
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Risk and Infection Control
While You Are In Isolation 
A guide for patients and visitors
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Physiotherapy
Whiplash Pain 
Advice and exercises to help speed up your recovery and maximise the effects of physiotherapy.
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Day Procedure Unit
Wound Care (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) 
Advice on how to look after wound area (Head or Face Surgery) (Hand or Arm Surgery)
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Pregnancy
Wrist and Hand Pain During and After Pregnancy 
Information about Wrist and Hand Pain During and After Pregnancy.
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Physiotherapy
Wrist Fracture 
Information to assist you in returning back to normal following your wrist fracture.
 

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Ophthalmology
YAG Laser Capsulotomy 
What will happen before and after treatment.
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Paediatric Medicine
Young Person's Guide to Epilepsy 
Epilepsy Young Person's Guide
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Paediatric Medicine
Your Asthma (Teenagers) 
A booklet for Teenagers
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Paediatric Surgery
Your child’s general anaesthetic 
This leaflet explains what to expect when your child comes into hospital
to have an operation with a general anaesthetic. It has been written by
parents, patient representatives and anaesthetists, working together.
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Radiology
Your CT Scan - child friendly information 
The CT Scanner uses X-rays which make a picture on the computer screen and shows what is going on inside your body.
 

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