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Patient Information

Patient Information Leaflets

The patient information leaflets that you will find on the following pages are about conditions, treatments and services provided by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

These leaflets are not meant to replace the information, advice and support provided to you by our staff but they may help you and your relatives and carers answer some questions or help you think about questions that you might ask your doctor or nurse.

They are written by health professionals across the Trust and are reviewed regularly to make sure all the information is up-to-date and to ensure the delivery of our vision; the very best care to every patient, every day.

Patient information leaflets produced by the Trust and other respected healthcare charities and organisations can be found below. The Trust cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of information contained within leaflets produced by external organisations. Please refer to the original author.

View leaflets by department (A-Z)

Additional sources of patient information:

NHS Choices

Provide a wide range of health information, information about the care and support services near you.


Department of Health

The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. They lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.


Patient info

A large database of information leaflets about health, disease, medicines and drugs. They also have a dedicated section providing information and advice about general health and wellbeing.


Royal College of Surgeons (RCS)

The RCS provide answers to common questions asked by patients needing or having surgery.


Alzheimer’s Society

The UK's leading dementia support and research charity, here for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland


Macmillan Information and Support Centre

Informative resources about Cancer what to expect, get information, practical advice and support, hear from experts and read about other people’s experiences.


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