Archive: Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Gastroenterology Patient-initiated follow-up appointments

What is a patient-initiated follow-up appointment? A patient initiated follow up (PIFU for short) allows you to arrange follow up appointments as and when you need them. This puts you...

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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) – Information and Care guidelines for patients and carers

Introduction This booklet aims to provide you with information about your PEG tube. It explains what the procedure is, how it is performed, and gives aftercare advice. If you have...

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How to take Picolax (Double Procedure)

Always read the patient information leaflet enclosed with your Picolax sachets. Do not take if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.  These instructions may differ slightly from the...

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How to take Moviprep (Double Procedure)

These instructions may differ slightly from the manufacturer’s information leaflet, however, please follow this schedule if your bowel investigation is being performed in the Endoscopy Unit. Please read this leaflet...

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How to take Picolax

Always read the patient information leaflet enclosed with your Picolax sachets. Do not take if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. These instructions may differ slightly from the...

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How to Take Moviprep

These instructions may differ slightly from the manufacturer’s information leaflet, however, please follow this schedule if your bowel investigation is being performed in the Endoscopy Unit. Please read this leaflet...

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Gastroscopy with Banding of Oesophageal Varices or Injection of Sclerotherapy

Diagram of the endoscopy procedure Introduction You have been advised to have a procedure known as Banding of Oesophageal Varices or Injection Sclerotherapy. This procedure requires your formal consent. This...

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Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)

Introduction You have been advised by your hospital doctor to have a procedure known as an EMR. This procedure requires your formal consent. This booklet has been written to enable...

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Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

What is Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)? AKI is also known as acute renal failure. If you have AKI it means your kidneys have suddenly stopped working properly. It is not...

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Ready Steady Go Transition Programme

This information is provided by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. To view the leaflet visit:...

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