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24 hour oesophageal pH monitoring

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A carer’s guide – when someone you care for is in hospital

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A guide to achieving good hand hygiene

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A practical guide for the recently bereaved

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Abnormal vaginal bleeding

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Advice and birthing positions during labour

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Advice and exercises during pregnancy

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Advice following breast surgery: mastectomy, wide local excision and tissue expander

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Alcohol and you

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An introduction to health psychology

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Anaesthesia and pregnant women with a high BMI

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Ankle injuries

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Bariatric operation aftercare information card

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Bariatric post insertion of gastric balloon information card

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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

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Bereavement service – Macmillan support services

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Bleeding and pain in the first 3 months of pregnancy

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Blocked ears (wax) self-care guidelines for patients

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Blood tests for children with bruising

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Bone density scan (DXA)

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Breast MRI

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Bronchiectasis

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Bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)

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Cannula care

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Carbapenemase producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE)

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Cardio pulmonary exercise test (CPET)

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Care after hip fracture

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Care and support in the last days of life

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Care and support living with a life-limiting illness

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Caring for a baby in withdrawal

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Caring for your urinary catheter at home

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Chaplaincy

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Child protection medical assessment

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Children’s community nursing service

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Clear water guidelines

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Clinical health psychology in diabetes care

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Clinical health psychology in respiratory disease

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Clostridium difficile

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Clostridium difficile information card

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Coming into hospital

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Community learning disability health team

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Community nursing services

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Constipation

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Corticosteroid injection therapy

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CPE card

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Cryotherapy

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CT colonography

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CT guided lung biopsy

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CT head Scan

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DC cardioversion

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Decisions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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Dental extraction risks and benefits

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Deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) – easy read

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Diarrhoea and vomiting – viral gastroenteritis including norovirus

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Dietary advice for patients at risk of infection from foods

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Discharge advice following a fracture (broken bone)

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Discharge advice following a fractured (broken) ankle

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Discharge advice following a mallet finger injury

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Discharge advice following hand and finger injuries (fractures and dislocations)

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Discharge advice following metatarsal (forefoot fractures)

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Discharge advice following soft tissue injury

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Discharge advice for a (hand) 5th metacarpal fracture

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Discharge advice for a 5th metatarsal base (foot) fracture

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Discharge advice for a child’s clavicle (collar bone) fracture

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Discharge advice for a child’s torus (buckle) distal radius fracture

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Discharge advice for a proximal humerus fracture

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Discharge advice for a radial head/neck (elbow) fracture

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Discharge advice for a suspected scaphoid (wrist) fracture

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Discharge advice for a toe fracture

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Discharge advice for an acromioclavicular joint (AC-J) injury

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Discharge advice for an adult’s clavicle fracture (broken collar bone)

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Distortion of hunger and fullness sensations

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Dizziness or low blood pressure

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Drug and alcohol use in pregnancy

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Early discharge with your drain following breast surgery

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Early miscarriage

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Eating plan after gastric bypass

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Elbow injuries

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Excessive uterine bleeding and endometrial ablation

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Exercise for arm lymphoedema

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Exercises after a caesarean birth

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Exercises following your total hip replacement

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External anal sphincter exercises

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External cephalic version (ECV)

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Eye problems

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Facts and help on how to stop restricting your diet

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Faecal microbiota transplantation

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Fibreoptic endoscopic examination of swallowing (FEES)

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Frequently asked questions about ICD

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Frozen (contracted) shoulder

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GDH positive result

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General footcare information for people with diabetes

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Going smokefree

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Granulomatous mastitis

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Guidelines for using the enema

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Gynaecology oncology clinical nurse specialist team (CNS)

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Hand injuries

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Happy air for children

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Happy air for young people

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Having a CT colonography (CTC) scan

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Having a fibroscan

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Having a medical thoracoscopy

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Having a nerve block to manage rib fracture pain

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Having an indwelling pleural catheter inserted

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Having your operation under regional anaesthesia

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Health trainer service

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Home birth

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How to clear your secretions

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How to prevent pressure ulcers

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If it matters to you it matters to us

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Implantable loop recorder insertion

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Induction of labour

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Infection control

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Information following colonoscopy

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Information following flexible sigmoidoscopy

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Information following gastrocopy with throat spray

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Information following gastroscopy with sedation

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Information for patients on colposcopy

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Inhalation sedation

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Insole information for people with diabetes

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Introduction to lymphoedema clinic

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JMAPS – Northumberland joint musculoskeletal and pain service

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Knee injuries

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Laparascopic inguinal hernia repair

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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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Laparoscopic hysterectomy

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Laparoscopic incisional ventral hernia repair

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Leg exercises while in plaster

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Living well with pain service

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Living with and beyond breast cancer

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Living with heart failure

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Loop biopsy aftercare

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Loop biopsy treatment

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Low residue dietary information

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Lumbar puncture

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Making decisions that are right for you

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Managing back pain

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Managing mealtimes

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Manual vacuum aspiration of uterus (MVA)

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Maternity hospital bag checklist

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Meal ideas following bariatric surgery – pureed to solid food

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Medical termination of pregnancy

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Mental health services for older people

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Mental health services for older people liaison team (NTGH)

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Meticillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

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Meticillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) for pre-assessment patients

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Midline catheters

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MSSA (meticillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus) screening for patients admitted to orthopaedic trauma ward

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MSSA (meticillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus) screening for pre-assessment patients

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Nasal injuries

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Neck sprain

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Need confidential advice about your sexual health

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Neonatal jaundice in the healthy term infant

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Nerve root block injections

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Nipple-areola micro-pigmentation

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Abuse

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Alcohol

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Anxiety

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Bereavement

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Controlling anger

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Depression and low mood

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Domestic violence

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Eating disorders

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Food for thought

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Health anxiety

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Obessions and compulsions

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Panic

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Post traumatic stress

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Postnatal depression

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Self harm

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Sleeping problems

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Social anxiety

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies – Stress

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North Tyneside Talking Therapies psychology leaflet

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Northumberland carers’ guide and wellbeing check

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Northumbria dental service

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Occupational therapy

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Occupational therapy in mental health service for older people (MHSOP)

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Occupational therapy – rheumatology

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Oesophageal manometry

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Options – pregnancy decision making services

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Orthostatic hypotension (with salt)

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Orthostatic hypotension (without salt)

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Over-exercising

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Overactive bladder syndrome

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Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation

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Paediatric volunteer leaflet

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Pain management psychology service

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Pain relief after day surgery

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Patient controlled analgesia (PCA)

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Patient initiated follow-up after completing radiotherapy to pelvis

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Patient initiated follow-up after completing treatment for ovarian cancer

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Patient initiated follow-up after completing treatment for womb cancer

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Pelvic floor exercises

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Peripherally inserted central catheters

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Physiotherapy advice and exercises following breast reconstruction using latissimus dorsi flap

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Physiotherapy advice and progressed exercises following breast reconstruction with abdominal flap

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Physiotherapy exercise advice following mastopexy, breast reduction, breast augmentation, and replacement of tissue expander with definitive prosthesis

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Physiotherapy exercises following shoulder surgery (not arthroscopy)

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Physiotherapy following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

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Plantar fasciitis

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Podiatric arthroplasty and arthrodesis

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Podiatric surgery (foot surgery)

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Podiatry

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Post-vasectomy semen analysis

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Postnatal discharge information

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Preparing for foot and ankle surgery

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Prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) when in hospital

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Priory memory clinic

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Protected mealtimes

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Psychology services for people with cancer

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Pulled elbow

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Pulmonary rehabilitation

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Punch biopsy

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Re-establishing a normal healthy eating pattern (CAMHS)

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Relaxation for pregnancy and labour

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Retinal examination

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Rib injury

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Risk feeding

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Screening tool for assessment of malnutrition in paediatrics (STAMP)

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Sepsis

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Sharing information to promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people

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Short of breath

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Shoulder instability

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Shoulder pain

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Shoulder subacromial pain

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Skeletal survey

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Skin tunnelled central venous catheters

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Sleep apnoea and CPAP treatment

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Special care baby unit (SCBU)

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Special care baby unit (SCBU) discharge information

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Specialist footwear information for people with diabetes

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Speech and language therapy for adults in the community

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Speech and language therapy service for adults with voice disorders

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Stress echocardiography

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Stroke Northumbria early supported discharge team

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Strong opioids

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Surgical day unit patient discharge information

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Surgical termination of pregnancy

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Telemedicine clinic service

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TENS – Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

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The enhanced recovery programme

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The obstetrics and gynaecology health psychology service

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Third and fourth degree perineal tears

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Tilt table testing

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Tinzaparin: a guide to self-administering your injection

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Tongue tie information for parents

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Top tips to prepare for your appointment

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Treatment of eating problems in CAMHS

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Type 1 diabetes and carbohydrate counting

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Type 2 diabetes and lifestyle changes

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Urgent specialist care and support at home – Marie Curie

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Vaginal pessary for vaginal prolapse

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Vasectomy service

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Vasovagal syncope (with salt)

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Vasovagal syncope (without salt)

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Videofluoroscopy

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Viral induced wheeze

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Vulval biopsy

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Ward 20 patient and relative information booklet

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Welcome to jubilee day hospital

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Welcome to outpatients

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Welcome to the haematology service

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What to do following an expected death at home

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When sex is painful

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Wound self-care advice

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Wrist injuries

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You and your anaesthetic

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Your checklist for day surgery

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Your eating plan after a sleeve gastrectomy

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Your eating plan after having a gastric balloon fitted/inserted

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Your eating plan after having a gastric band fitted

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Your guide to breast wide local excision

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Your guide to cast care

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Your guide to discharge from the breast clinic

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Your guide to endocrine therapy

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Your guide to fentanyl patches

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Your guide to having a colonoscopy

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Your guide to having a combined gastroscopy and colonoscopy

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Your guide to having a gastroscopy

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Your guide to having a gastroscopy (when on treatment)

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Your guide to having a gastroscopy for Barrett’s oesophagus

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Your guide to having a sigmoidoscopy

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Your guide to having an ERCP

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Your guide to HbA1c test results

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Your guide to ketamine for pain

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Your guide to lymphoedema management after breast cancer surgery and treatment

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Your guide to masectomy

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Your guide to recovery after breast surgery

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Your guide to skin care

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Your guide to the breast clinic

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Your guide to the breast prosthesis fitting service

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Your guide to the hartford unit

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Your guide to using the FIT stool testing kit

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Your guide to wearing compression garments

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Your medication record

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Your pre-operative eating plan (liver reduction diet)

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Your role as a volunteer patient

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Your spinal anaesthetic

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