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Information Leaflets

** IMPORTANT **

All patient information leaflets normally undergo a complete revision every three years. Leaflets for newly-introduced procedures may be introduced at any stage, whilst essential changes to existing leaflets are made to the published versions as soon as possible.

Most of the leaflets listed below are marked as "due for review in April 2020". Sadly, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, BAUS has had to put this major review on hold until further notice. A small number of documents, however, have been reviewed & revised during the summer of 2020, and are now marked as "due for review in August 2023".

(Dated: 11 Aug 2020)   

Please be aware that there may be minor variations in individual surgical practice that are not necessarily reflected in individual leaflets. In particular, the impact and timing of after-effects, together with recovery times, can vary a lot from patient to patient.  The BAUS Office staff are not medically qualified and are not able to comment on these issues; you should, therefore, take your surgeon's advice about the risks of any procedure and their impact on you as an individual.

NOTE: Some of the information provided contains graphic, medical images which individuals may find upsetting

Whilst we have made every effort to give accurate information in this section, there may still be errors or omissions in the leaflets listed.  BAUS cannot accept responsibility for any loss from action taken (or not taken) as a result of this information. All leaflets follow style guidelines from the sources shown below:

The Royal National Institute
for Blind People (RNIB)

The Patient
Information Forum

The Plain English
Campaign

The Information
Standard

For general information, you may find the following web links useful:

NICE Clinical
Knowledge Summaries

Royal College of Anaesthetists
(information about anaesthesia)

Royal College of Surgeons
(things to consider before surgery)

NOTE: Some of the information provided contains graphic, medical images which individuals may find upsetting

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