NHS Orkney

Patient Information Leaflets and Self Referrals

 

The following leaflets are available; just click any of the links below to access them. The categories are, as follows:

 

General Patient Information

The NHS and You

How to use the Health Service in Scotland

Making a complaint about the NHS 

When someone has died - information for relatives and friends

Confidentiality - it's your right (information for adults)

Confidentiality - your rights (information for under 16s)

Consent - it's your decision (information for adults)

Consent - your rights (information for under 16s)

Caring and consent - information for carers

Do Not Attempt Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation information (external link includes all current national documents)

How to see your health records

It’s okay to ask!

Primary care services (how to access the minor ailment and chronic medication services, free eye examinations, registering with a dentist)

New medicines in Scotland - who decides what the NHS can provide?

Advice and support for NHS users (Citizen's Advice Bureau)

Customer comments

Ethnicity monitoring

 

 Your Stay in Hospital 

Going to Hospital - Information for Patients and Visitors

Information for Visitors

Your emergency care summary

Welcome to the Maternity Unit booklet

Going Home (following childbirth in the Maternity Unit)

Maternity unit - welcome to the (department info leaflet)

DVT - see Health Problems Care and Treatment 

Protected mealtimes policy patient information

Protected mealtimes policy poster - generic

Protected mealtimes policy poster - Macmillan House

Smoking and you - information for smokers on emergency admission

Smoking, information on for patients and visitors

 

Infection Prevention & Control

 Healthcare Associated Infection Information for  the Public

How to collect a faecal specimen at home

 

Health Problems, Prevention, Care and Treatment 

Child Healthy Weight Programme Patient Information Leaflet
 
Circumcision and your child - information on Religious circumcision at NHS hospitals
 
Diabetes - Exams. Information for those undertaking academic exams
 
Do You Need Physiotherapy? (incorporates Physiotherapy Self-referral)
 
DVT information (external website)
 
DVT - discharge advice for patients following attendance with a possible clot in the leg (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
 
DVT - discharge advice for patients attending with suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis, but negative ultrasound
 
Dysarthia - a guide for patients and carers
 
Family Counterweight Programme Self Referral Form
 
Immunisations - Pre-school Jabs
 
Immunisations - routine childhood (chart)
 
Immunisations - routine childhood (poster)
 
Information for parents whose baby has died
 
IVF (assisted conception) eligibility
 
IV Iron treatment - Orkney Renal Unit
 
Jaundice - babies with
 
Lipid lowering advice sheet. Dietetics.
 
MS - basic information for patients diagonosed with multiple sclerosis
 
MS - contact details for people affected by, living in Orkney
 
MS - Living in Orkney with
 
Nasogastric tube - having a
 
Never shake a baby!
 
Neuro-physiotherapy service
 
Orkney Dialysis Unit - IV iron treatment
 
Orthopaedic triage
 
Paediatric Occupational Therapy - developing motor skills
 
Paediatric Occupational Therapy - information
 
PEG feeding tube - having a
 
Prelabour rupture of membranes - management of
 
Pre-school jabs - see immunisations
 
Soiling - Childhood Soiling - a helpful guide for parents and carers
 
Speech and language therapy information
 
Substance Misuse Service
 
Suction Termination of Pregnancy - advice following
 
Termination of Pregnancy
 
Tropicamide - (eye drops for screening)
 
Vitamin K - info for parents to be
 
Voice Care Advice
 
What to do if I fall? (poster)
 
 

Receiving Area

Ankle Sprains
 
Burn Injuries
 
Eye drops
 
Foreign body in the ear, nose or throat
 
Glue
 
Hand exercises
 
Head injuries - patient
 
Head injuries - for parent or carer
 
 
 
 

Day Surgery and Surgery 

Adenoidectomy
 
Day surgery patient information leaflet
 
Barrett's oesophagus
 
Carpal tunnel release
 
Cataract Surgery
 
Circumcision
 
Colonic Polyp Removal
 
Colonoscopy
 
Colonoscopy with sedation
 
Cystoscopy
 
D&C
 
Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis
 
Dupuytren's contracture
 
Epidural injection
 
Eye surgery aftercare
 
Flexible sigmoidoscopy with sedation
 
Flexible sigmiodoscopy without sedation
 
Gastroscopy/OGD
 
Helicobacter pylori
 
Hernia operation 
 
Hiatus hernia (A5 version)
 
Hydrocoele
 
Irritable bowel syndrome
 
Knee arthroscopy
 
Laproscopic cholecystectomy
 
Laproscopic sterilisation
 
Laproscopy
 
Middle ear suction (adult)
 
Middle ear suction (child)
 
Minor surgery
 
Orchidopexy
 
Pile banding
 
Pre-operative assessment patient information leaflet
 
Pre-operative medication. Important information for patients
 
Sigmoidosopy
  
Tonsilectomy
 
Ulcerative colitis
 
Upper GI endoscopy
 
Upper GI endoscopy with throat spray
 
Varicose vein surgery 
 
Vasectomy
 

Eye Clinic 

Eye Clinic Referral Leaflet
 

Intermediate Care Team

Intermediate Care Team Patient Information Leaflet
 
Intermediate Care Team Referral Leaflet
 
 

Dental

Dental emergencies - change of phone number
 
Dental helpline leaflet
 
Balfour oral surgery unit patient information leaflet
 
Garson dental clinic patient information leaflet
 
King street dental clinic patient information leaflet
 
Station dental clinic patient information leaflet
 
Instructions to patients following dental extractions - English language version
 
Instructions to patients following dental extractions - Polish language version
 
Denture care
 
Jaw muscle exercise
 
After excision of soft tissue under local anaesthetic (biopsy)
 
Dental care for people with special needs
 
Orthodontic retention
 
Relative analgesia for dental patients
 
Travel costs for dental patients
 
 
  

Entitlements to NHS Care for Overseas Visitors

Health care for people coming to Scotland to work

Health care for people coming to Scotland to study

Health care for asylum seekers and refuges in Scotland

Health care in Scotland for former UK residents now working abroad

Health care in Scotland for UK passport holders living abroad

Health care for UK pensioners visiting Scotland

Healthcare in Scotland for holidaymakers from abroad


 

Information for Children and Young People

Confidentiality - your rights (information for under 16s)

Consent - your rights (information for under 16s)

Have your say - your right to be heard