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​​Patient Information Leaflets

We are continuing to work towards making all our patient information leaflets available to view and download here.

If you have queries regarding the medical information contained in our leaflets, please speak to your GP, consultant or the department that has prepared the leaflet.  If you have feedback regarding the accuracy of the information contained in our leaflets, please email pals@dchft.nhs.uk.​

Finding Reliable Medical Information on the Internet

Many patients search the web for medical information, but finding sources that are accurate, up-to-date, and trustworthy can be difficult. To help you locate reliable medical information, the Dorset County Hospital Library has developed a leaflet called Finding Good Quality Health Information on the Internet, which lists several search tips and sources of health information.

The DCH Library is also able to help patients search for trustworthy medical information. In addition to assisting patients with internet searches, patients may also browse the library's medical journals and books (however, patients are not able to borrow them). Please visit the Library's Information for Patients webpage for more details. Please be advised that library staff are not able to provide medical advice.

Leaflets by Department:

Acute Hospital at Home

Acute Pain Service

Anaesthesia

Audiology

Breast Care

Cancer Services

Cardiology

Chaplaincy Service

Colorectal

Coronavirus
Critical Care
Day Surgery
Dermatology
Diabetes
Diagnostic Imaging Department (X-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound)
Discharge
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
Easy Read
Emergency Department (A&E)
End of Life Care
Endoscopy
Falls Prevention
Fertility Services
Gastroenterology

General Surgery
Genitourinary Medicine (GUM)
Hand Therapy
Histopathology
Hydrotherapy
Infection Control
Information Governance
Lymphoedema
Maternity
Nutrition and Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Ophthalmology
Orthodontics
Orthopaedics
Orthotics
Paediatrics
Palliative Care
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Pre-assessment Unit
Renal
Research
Respiratory Medicine
Resuscitation
Safeguarding Adults
Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)
Stroke Unit
Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU)
Tissue Viability
Transfusions
Trauma
Urology
Vascular Medicine
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) 
Women's Health Department