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Patient information leaflets

Our patient information leaflets are designed for you and others involved in your care. All the information comes from up-to-date and carefully checked guidance for doctors, but it’s been written in a way that makes it clearer for non-medical people. Find out more about how we produce our patient information leaflets.

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Treatment for symptoms of the menopause
This patient information leaflet provides information about treatment options for symptoms of the menopause.
Published 05/02/2018
Understanding how risk is discussed in healthcare
This patient information leaflet provides advice on understanding how your doctor and other healthcare professionals will discuss risk with you. 
Published 04/08/2015
Vaginal hysterectomy
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.
Published 22/10/2015
Pelvic floor repair operation
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, an operation for a prolapse of your pelvic floor (when the sling of muscles that supports your bladder, bowel and vagina has slipped or descended).
Published 22/10/2015
Postmenopausal bleeding – Poster
This information is for you if you would like to know more about postmenopausal bleeding (PMB).
Published 23/02/2021
Morcellation for myomectomy or hysterectomy
This information is for you if you have been offered a myomectomy or hysterectomy using morcellation.
Published 10/10/2019

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Menopause hub

Our information hub bringing together a range of resources about menopause and women's health in later life

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