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Abdominal Hysterectomy236 KB
Accessing NHS services155 KB
Achilles tendinopathy906 KB
Acute Cancer (Oncology) Service (King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill)28 KB
Acute Cancer (Oncology) Service (Princess Royal University Hospital)29 KB
Acute pancreatitis408 KB
Adrenal insufficiency – how to stay safe on steroids743 KB
Advanced chronic liver disease (ACLD)824 KB
Advanced dementia14 MB
Ambulatory Liver Care Unit133 KB
Ankle sprain697 KB
Antenatal colostrum harvesting179 KB
Anticoagulation and your periods142 KB
Aspirin in pregnancy for the prevention of pre-eclampsia36 KB
Atrial fibrillation512 KB
Automated red cell exchange for sickle cell disease38 KB
Avatrombopag (Doptelet®) treatment156 KB
Baclofen medication titration129 KB
Bereavement support – Information for families and friends at King’s College Hospital4 MB
Bereavement support – Information for families and friends at the Princess University Hospital1 MB
Blepharitis140 KB
Bone marrow biopsy35 KB
Brain surgery181 KB
Breast Assessment Clinic35 KB
Breast care after surgery374 KB
British Spine Registry252 KB
Bronchoscopy48 KB
Cancer Psychological Care Team44 KB
Cancer Rehabilitation Team193 KB
Candida auris39 KB
Cannulated prolactin test145 KB
Capsule enteroscopy435 KB
Carbapenemase-producing enterobacterales (CPE)44 KB
Caring for a patient during an X-ray examination148 KB
Caring for your child after intravenous sedation for dental treatment166 KB
Caring for your child’s mouth after dental treatment under general anaesthetic189 KB
Caring for your child’s mouth after tooth extractions or minor oral surgery188 KB
Caring for your midline222 KB
Caring for your peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)219 KB
Carpal tunnel syndrome291 KB
Chaplaincy Service at King’s1 MB
Checklist for bereaved families1 MB
Children with autism and/or learning disabilities attending the Paediatric Emergency Department284 KB
Children’s Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassaemia Clinic37 KB
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV)378 KB
Chronic pelvic pain255 KB
Clinical nurse specialist (CNS)70 KB
Clinical psychology for children and young people with sickle cell and thalassaemia32 KB
Clinical Trials for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)159 KB
Clonazepam medication titration178 KB
Clostridioides difficile45 KB
Colonoscopic ultrasound245 KB
Colonoscopy267 KB
Colposcopy651 KB
Community special care dentistry808 KB
Complaints procedure34 KB
Computed tomography (CT) (adult patients)145 KB
Computed tomography (CT) (child patients)288 KB
Computed Tomography (CT) Colonography138 KB
Computed Tomography (CT) Colonography – extended bowel preparation143 KB
Computed tomography (CT) neuroradiology (adult patients)145 KB
Computed tomography (CT) neuroradiology (child patients)288 KB
Constipation care pathway194 KB
Contraception after surgery and sugammadex156 KB
Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM)150 KB
Cortisol Day Curve149 KB
COVID-19 discharge information for patients on tocilizumab or sarilumab421 KB
Cyclophosphamide priming466 KB
Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD) factsheet188 KB
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)542 KB
Degenerative cervical myelopathy: preparing you for neck surgery and recovery3 MB
Dental radiology (adult patients)147 KB
Dental radiology (child patients)285 KB
Dental trauma in children195 KB
Dietary advice after your endoscopic sutured gastroplasty (ESG)361 KB
Dietary advice for patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery8 MB
Discharge Medicines Service29 KB
E-cigarettes (vapes) explained233 KB
Early Intrauterine Pregnancy35 KB
Ectopic Pregnancy1 MB
Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatogram (ERCP)331 KB
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)337 KB
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)118 KB
Epilepsy and seizures175 KB
Exercise after pregnancy – how to get started697 KB
Exercise class for total knee replacement (TKR) or total knee replacement (THR) – Beckhenham Beacon155 KB
Exercise class for total knee replacement (TKR) or total knee replacement (THR) – King’s College Hospital155 KB
Fasting instructions for children having dental day surgery137 KB
Flash and real time continuous glucose monitoring: NICE diabetes guidance update135 KB
Flexible sigmoidoscopy158 KB
Fluoroscopy (adult patients)163 KB
Fluoroscopy (child patients)286 KB
Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)816 KB
Gabapentin medication titration155 KB
Gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM)235 KB
General anaesthesia for children’s dental treatment237 KB
General radiology (adult patients)146 KB
General radiology (child patients)260 KB
Genetic haemochromatosis (GH)41 KB
Getting ready for your liver appointment2 MB
Glucagon stimulation test for growth hormone (children)526 KB
Glucagon stress test156 KB
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (favism or G6PD deficiency)181 KB
Going home after your baby is born114 KB
Going to see the doctor or nurse about your breasts (easy read)1 MB
GreenLight laser prostatectomy50 KB
Growth hormone day curve148 KB
Guidance on the management of pregnancy remains293 KB
Guide to using your DreamStation CPAP machine and humidifier537 KB
Haemato-oncology Counselling Service29 KB
Haematology Red Cell Services69 KB
Hand hygiene783 KB
Have you been raped or sexually assaulted? (easy read version)634 KB
Having a day surgery procedure182 KB
Having a pelvic MRI with rectal gel186 KB
Having a small bowel MRI177 KB
Having an MRI defecating proctogram187 KB
Having an MRI using the feed and wrap technique173 KB
Having general anaesthetic for dental treatment (easy read)4 MB
Having inhalation (gas) sedation for dental treatment (easy read)2 MB
Having intravenous sedation for dental treatment (easy read)3 MB
Having your teeth checked at the dentist (easy read)991 KB
Having your teeth cleaned at the dentist (easy read)2 MB
Having your tooth filled at the dentist (easy read)2 MB
Having your tooth removed (extracted) at the dentist (easy read)2 MB
Healthy choices for your mouth197 KB
Healthy Living Programme – part of King’s Kidney Care Services168 KB
Hip osteoarthritis805 KB
Hip soft tissue injury895 KB
Homecare Medicines Services38 KB
How do I introduce egg into my child’s diet?728 KB
How to increase your dietary iron intake in pregnancy136 KB
How to look after your child’s removable appliance186 KB
How to look after your child’s teeth and gums193 KB
How to manage your sickle cell pain in hospital (for children and young people)375 KB
How to provide a sputum sample106 KB
Hydrocortisone day curve35 KB
Hydroxycarbamide (hydroxyurea) for children with sickle cell disease50 KB
ILT 101 for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)36 KB
Inhalation sedation for children’s dental treatment202 KB
Insulin stress test41 KB
Inter-hospital transfer process (neuroscience)180 KB
Intramedullary nail (IM nail) surgery for femoral (thigh bone) fractures660 KB
Intramedullary nail (IM nail) surgery for tibia (shin bone) fractures788 KB
Intravenous (IV) iron therapy (maternity only)30 KB
Intravenous sedation for dental treatment186 KB
Investigations for suspected blood clots during or after pregnancy42 KB
Isolation and infection prevention35 KB
Keeping active in hospital191 KB
King’s Macmillan Cancer Support Workers Service661 KB
King’s Macmillan Information and Support Service926 KB
Knee cap pain (patellofemoral joint pain)917 KB
Knee osteoarthritis458 KB
Knee soft tissue injury964 KB
Long term abdominal drain (LTAD): before the procedure174 KB
Looking after my gums290 KB
Looking after your child swallowing a magnet or battery: Foreign body ingestion41 KB
Looking after your child swallowing a simple object: Foreign body ingestion40 KB
Lower back pain879 KB
Lung function tests155 KB
Lusutrombopag (Mulpleo®) treatment490 KB
Luteinising hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) test for children507 KB
Major Trauma Centre40 KB
Malignancy of Unknown Origin (MUO) or Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) (King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill)34 KB
Malignancy of Unknown Origin (MUO) or Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) (Princess Royal University Hospital)36 KB
Managing tics at school176 KB
Managing your catheter and planning for trial without catheter (TWOC)359 KB
Managing your catheter and planning for trial without catheter (TWOC) – maternity only520 KB
Managing your medicines after discharge from hospital34 KB
Mannitol challenge test164 KB
Maternity parent education schedule545 KB
Maternity research254 KB
Meniscal tear969 KB
Minor fractures of the clavicle (PRUH)78 KB
Minor injuries of the ankle (PRUH)102 KB
Minor injuries of the elbow (PRUH)51 KB
Minor injuries of the lower leg (PRUH)94 KB
Minor injuries of the metatarsal – foot (PRUH)111 KB
Minor injuries of the toes (PRUH)50 KB
Minor injuries of the wrist (PRUH)51 KB
Miscarriage1 MB
Modified release morphine brand switch481 KB
Molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) in children266 KB
Mouth care for people with autism340 KB
Mouth care for people with bleeding disorders212 KB
Mouth care for people with dementia320 KB
Mouth care for people with impaired motor skills or neurological conditions226 KB
MRSA information for patients and visitors45 KB
Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) or joint clinics for children’s dental treatment206 KB
Multidisciplinary team (MDT)74 KB
MyChart – welcome to our app for patients1 MB
Myeloma and the risk of blood clots346 KB
Neck pain941 KB
Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-up Clinic718 KB
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) at home – A40 AVAPs590 KB
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) at home – DreamStation ST/AVAPs401 KB
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) at home – Nippy 3+898 KB
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) at home – Nippy 4/Nippy 4+464 KB
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for cystic fibrosis139 KB
Norovirus35 KB
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)382 KB
Octreotide challenge152 KB
Oedema management: self-adhesive compression wrapping161 KB
OGD (gastroscopy)260 KB
OGD and proctoscopy for portal hypertension surveillance and endoscopic therapy in children and young people335 KB
Oral glucose tolerance test for growth hormone35 KB
Oral glucose tolerance test for patients with a red cell disorder137 KB
Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Service148 KB
Overnight dexamethasone suppression test35 KB
Overseas visitors: paying for healthcare33 KB
Paediatric Neuropsychology Service: neuropsychological assessment522 KB
Pain management for children when discharged from hospital182 KB
Palliative Care Team217 KB
Parent-led ward rounds (Family Integrated Care)170 KB
Patellar (knee cap) tendon ruptures682 KB
Patellar tendinopathy896 KB
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) – DH832 KB
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) – PRUH1,020 KB
Patient-initiated follow-up (PIFU) for diabetes patients37 KB
Patients with type 2 diabetes on Sodium-Glucose Co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors35 KB
Pegvisomant180 KB
Pelvic health physiotherapy service134 KB
Physiotherapy after ACL reconstruction420 KB
Physiotherapy after knee osteotomy623 KB
Plantarfasciopathy (heel pain)1 MB
Plasma metanephrines35 KB
Plaster cast care – King’s College Hospital612 KB
Plaster cast care – Princess Royal University Hospital599 KB
Pneumonia35 KB
Post-mortem explained: A Simple Guide1,023 KB
Pre-operative guidance and preparing for your surgery – PRUH158 KB
Preformed metal crowns (PMC)275 KB
Pregabalin medication titration155 KB
Pregnancy and sickle cell disease397 KB
Pregnancy of an unknown location1 MB
Pregnancy-related pain or pelvic girdle pain791 KB
Preventing blood clots (VTE) in pregnancy720 KB
Preventing falls in hospital766 KB
Preventing pressure ulcers557 KB
Preventing Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)400 KB
Protected mealtimes446 KB
Proximal phalanx fractures196 KB
Pulmonary embolism (PE)336 KB
Reactivation of hepatitis B infection34 KB
Rectal dilatation209 KB
Reducing your potassium154 KB
Renal Counselling and Psychotherapy Team and Renal Social Workers30 KB
Renal Rehabilitation Service49 KB
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism – Information for children and young people387 KB
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism following surgery for lower limb and pelvic fractures155 KB
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism – Information for parents and carers389 KB
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for the treatment of left ventricular thrombus354 KB
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for the treatment of superficial vein thrombosis225 KB
Root canal treatment (RCT) in children210 KB
Safer eating with neutropenia163 KB
Saline suppression test148 KB
Self-administration of medicines140 KB
Self-administration of medicines in maternity61 KB
Short synacthen test39 KB
Shoulder dislocation1 MB
Shoulder soft tissue injury916 KB
Simple ankle fractures855 KB
Skin cancer and you819 KB
Skin care routine while taking isotretinoin188 KB
Sleep hygiene28 KB
Sleep studies142 KB
Soft tissue injury management560 KB
Spinal fractures169 KB
Splints for traumatised adult teeth in children305 KB
Standard short synacthen test (children)507 KB
Stress management for people with epilepsy177 KB
Stroke Care at Princess Royal University Hospital53 KB
Sucrose use for your baby579 KB
Support for asylum seekers and refugees131 KB
Surgical Ambulatory Care Unit (SACU)166 KB
Suspected Group A Strep infection275 KB
Symptomatic mammography (breast radiology)180 KB
Taste for pleasure160 KB
Temozolomide152 KB
Tennis elbow933 KB
Testosterone replacement therapy39 KB
Therapy while your arm is in a sling746 KB
Thyroid surgery: your recovery journey73 KB
Tizanidine medication titration128 KB
Tongue-tie division256 KB
Tooth whitening or bleaching for children286 KB
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)233 KB
Transnasal endoscopy (TNE)163 KB
Trihexyphenidyl medication titration154 KB
Type 1 Diabetes with Disordered Eating Service155 KB
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)36 KB
Vascular ultrasound tests37 KB
Venous thromboembolism in pregnancy and after birth164 KB
Water deprivation test176 KB
Welcome to King’s1 MB
Welcome to the Paediatric Emergency Department127 KB
Welcome to the Variety Children’s Hospital at King’s5 MB
Why am I having an HIV test today?34 KB
Your child’s dental care by students202 KB
Your child’s new dental patient appointment200 KB
Your guide to personalised cancer care335 KB
Your medications after a heart attack444 KB
Your sexual health records164 KB