Patient leaflets

Patient information leaflets

As part of your care you should receive information about your appointment, test, operation or anything you need to do when you return home. If you have not received the relevant information, please speak to your doctor or nurse.

Some leaflets are relevant to only one hospital site—these are marked (CW) for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and (WM) for West Middlesex University Hospital.

Patient information leaflets by department

Bariatric dietetics


Blood clots/venous thromboembolism


Children's therapy

Colorectal cancer


Coronavirus Information


Dermatology—Adults & Children 

Diabetes care


Ear, nose and throat (ENT) and Audiology

Emergency department (A&E)—adults

Emergency department (A&E)—children

End of life care


HIV rehabilitation

Hand Therapy

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Information Governance

Macmillan support centre

Medical photography


Menopause, primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) services

Older Adults




Imaging (X-ray, MRI and ultrasound)


Sexual Health

Stoma care


Tissue Viability

Women’s services

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We are currently adding information leaflets to this page, a small selection are listed below. You can also use the search function on the top right hand side of the screen.

All our information is based on accepted scientific evidence and national guidelines, and checked by both healthcare professionals and patients. We also use leaflets produced by other reputable organisations, such as Macmillan Cancer Support.

Give us your feedback

We value feedback on our information as we want to make sure the information you receive is helpful to you. If you have any comments about our leaflets, we would be happy to hear from you. You can email us at  (Chelsea site)  (West Mid site).


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