Patient information leaflets

  • Cervical screening: having a colposcopy [Updated 15 January 2020]
    This patient information leaflet provides information on Colposcopy
  • Outpatient Hysteroscopy [Published Dec 2018]
    This information is for you if you have been offered hysteroscopy as an outpatient. It may also be helpful if you are a partner, relative or friend of someone who has been offered this procedure.
  • Endometriosis [Published June 2018]
    This patient information leaflet provides information on Endometriosis
  • Abdominal hysterectomy [Published 22/10/2015, PDF 3MB]
    This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, an abdominal hysterectomy – an operation to remove your uterus (womb) through a cut in your tummy.
  • Acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) [Published 27/08/2010, PDF 469KB]
    This patient information leaflet provides advice on acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), the tests and treatment.
  • Air travel and pregnancy [Published 06/02/2015, PDF 215KB]
    This patient information leaflet provides advice on travelling by air during pregnancy.
  • Endometrial ablation [Published 22/10/2015, PDF 1MB]
    This information is for you if you are about to have, or you have had, a type of operation to thin or remove your endometrium (the lining of the uterus or womb) in an effort to treat heavy periods.
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy [Published 22/10/2015, PDF 3MB]
    This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, a laparoscopic hysterectomy – an operation to remove your uterus (womb) by keyhole surgery.
  • Laparoscopy [Published 22/10/2015, PDF 1MB]
    This information is for you if you are about to have, or have had, a diagnostic laparoscopy and/or an operative laparoscopy where simple or intermediate procedures are performed.
  • Managing premenstrual syndrome (PMS) [Published 02/09/2009, PDF 142KB]
    This patient information leaflet provides advice to women on how to manage premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Ovarian cysts before the menopause [Published 28/06/2013, PDF 204KB]
    This patient information leaflet provides advice for premenopausal women who have been diagnosed with a possible cyst in one or both ovaries.
  • Pelvic organ prolapse [Published 22/03/2013, PDF 608KB]
    This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have been told they have, or think they may have, a prolapse into the vagina.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) [Published 22/06/2015, PDF 675KB]
    This patient information leaflet provides advice on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and what it means for your long-term health.
  • This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, surgical management of a miscarriage.
  • Recurrent and late miscarriage [Published 16/05/2012, PDF 138KB]
    This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have had three or more early miscarriages or one or more late miscarriages.
  • Vaginal hysterectomy [Published 22/10/2015, PDF 3MB]
    This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, a vaginal hysterectomy – an operation to remove your uterus (womb) through your vagina.
  • Alternatives to HRT for symptoms of the menopause [Published 30/11/2011, PDF 176KB]
    This patient information leaflet provides advice on alternatives to HRT for symptoms of the menopause.