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We have a range of patient information literature which is available to download. Please click on the titles below to access the relevant document.

If required, we can also produce the information in large print or provide translations for patients whose first language is not English. For further information please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 01480 364896.

Patient guides

Achieving Better Sleep 
Active Cycle of Breathing Techniques 
All about me 
Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Therapy 
Anaesthetic for major surgery 
Antibiotics - What are antibiotics? 
Assessment of leg movements home using the Actiwatch Detector 
Ataxia Telangiectasia 
Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty 
Bone Density Scanning 
Blood Transfusion: Advice for patients following a blood transfusion 
Breathlessness. A patient's guide 
Breathlessness Clinic. A patient's guide 
Bronchoscopy, Treatment 
Bronchoscopy, Diagnostic bronchoscopy including EBUS 
Cardiac Rehabilitation 
Cardiac Surgery: Enhancing your recovery after cardiac surgery 
Cardiac Surgery medicines 
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing 
Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) 
Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension FAQs 
Clostridium Difficile 
Consent and Donor Choice in Heart Transplantation 
Consent and Donor Choice in Lung and Heart/Lung Transplantation 
Critical Care Area: A visitors guide 
CT Guided Lung Needle Biopsy Carbon Consent Form 
CT Scanning 
Deactivating your ICD 
Discharge information for NIPPY Patients 
Discharge information for NIPPY Patients 
Driving and Medications 
Easy Read - Getting ready for hospital  
Easy Read - Leaving hospital  
Easy Read - Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)  
ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) 
Family Cardiac Screening Service 
Firstline nutritional support dietary advice 
General Exercise Programme 
Going Home with a Urinary Cathether 
Hand hygiene 
Handbook for In-patients 
Healthy weight loss advice 
Heart transplantation 
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) follow-up care 
Increasing calories and protein in your diet 
Increasing potassium in your diet 
Infection Prevention and Control Advice to Contractors 
Interstitial Lung Disease Service 
Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) exercise sheet 
Isolation Precautions 
Local Anaesthetic Thoracoscopy 
Lung Defence Unit Telephone Support Service 
Lung Defence Unit - Physiotherapy Service 
Lung Transplantation 
Mannitol Challenge Test 
McKinley T34 Syringe Pump 
Medications and Driving 
Medicines supplied by homecare 
Moving to an adult congenital heart unit 
Moving to an adult transplant unit 
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) 
MRI Stress Scan Preparation - Adenosine 
MRI Stress Scan Preparation - Dobutamine 
Myocardial Perfusion (MIBI) Scan 
Nutritional support dietary advice 
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and CPAP Therapy 
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Weight Loss 
Opioids: Using strong opioids to manage pain 
Overnight Sleep Studies 
Pacemakers - follow-up care 
Pain Relief After Surgery 
Pain Relief After Surgery 
PALS Information for Patients, Relatives and Carers 
Pelvic Floor Exercise For Men 
Pelvic Floor Exercise For Women 
Palliative Care: Last days of life 
Palliative Care: Managing the last days of life 
PALS - We're here to help 
Physiotherapy Following Transplantation and Mechanical Assist Circulatory Devices 
Postural Drainage 
Preventing Pressure Ulcers 
Preventing the Risk of Blood Clots 
Primary Immunodeficiency, Understanding 
Pulmonary Endarterectomy Booklet (PEA) 
Pulmonary Endarterectomy Discharge Information (PEA) 
Pulmonary Endarterectomy with consent 
Quality of Care & Service 
Receiving a Transfusion 
Recently Bereaved 
Respiratory physiology lung fuction tests 
Respiratory muscle assessment 
Returning to Fitness After a Coronary Stent Procedure 
Returning to Fitness After a Heart Attack 
Returning to Fitness After Heart Surgery 
Safe swallowing 
Secondary Immunodeficiency 
Speech Therapy: FEES swallow assessment" 
Speech Therapy: Reflux indigestion advice 
Speech Therapy: Videofluoroscopic swallowing 
Speech Therapy: Vocal hygiene - looking after your voice 
Sputum Sample by post 
Supportive and Palliative Care Service 
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) 
Thoracic surgery diary 
Thoracic Surgery Medicines 
Tracheostomy, a guide for patients 
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) 
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) 
Travelling abroad with an immunodeficiency 
Tunnelled Indwelling Pleural Catheter 
Using your Acapella 
Vaccinations in the Lung Defence Clinic 
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) 
Voice care 
Volunteering at Papworth Hospital 
What happens to information held about you 
Writing to a donors family 


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