Patient health and care information leaflets

At Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust we are dedicated to ensuring patients receive the best possible information about their care and treatment. 

We provide a wide range of information for patients, relatives and carers in a number of formats including Braille, easy read, large print and services for hard of hearing. We also provide an interpretation and translation service.

The Patient Information Library contains leaflets produced by the Trust covering a wide range of topics.  All our information, which is checked by health professionals and patients, is evidence based and follows national guidelines.  Click on the boxes below to find out what is available.

A number of Patient Information Leaflets have been prepared externally for Sherwood Forest Hospitals by EIDO healthcare, which can be accessed by clicking on the button below.  In addition you can learn from the experiences of others and share your experience through discussion forums dedicated to hospital patients. 

We also use leaflets produced by other credible organisations such as The British Thoracic Society and The British Heart Foundation.

Further information

If you can’t find what you are looking for please visit NHS Choices, the official website of the National Health Service:  For a quick guide on how to use NHS Choices please click here.

Our services

You can find full information about each ward, department and services by clicking on Our services  and then Services directory (A-Z) from the left hand menu.


For further information regarding our patient information leaflets, please contact the patient information officer by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01623 622515, extension 6927.


Your views on our leaflets are really important to us.  Feedback from patients, relatives and carers can help improve the way we develop and review our patient information. If you have any comments please contact the patient information officer as above.

Please note

These pages are continually being updated and not all Trust leaflets are included.  All our leaflets are stored in pdf format and require a compatible reader to view them.  You can download a free pdf reader here:

Our patient information leaflets are intended for information purposes only and should not replace advice that your relevant health professional would give you.

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