Helping you with patient information

Here’s just a selection of the rich resources to support Patient Information. Explore our full range via our website:

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Stein-Parbury J.  Patient and person: interpersonal skills in nursing. 6th ed. 2018

Matthews J The carer’s handbook: essential information and support for all those in a caring role. 2nd ed. 2017

Smith C A Meeting health information needs outside of healthcare: opportunities and challenges 2015

Tristram M. Probably Nothing: A Diary of Not-Your-Average Nine Months. 2014

Leavitt S. Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me. 2012

Irwig L Smart health choices: making sense of health advice  2008

Alexander J. Bullies, Bigmouths and So-Called Friends. 2006

Kiley R The patient’s internet handbook 2002


Patient Education and Counseling


 Evidence searches carried out on Patient Information

We provide evidence to inform patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches we’ve provided include:

Nutrition for paediatric wound healing – parent / patient info leaflet

Patient information: what is a colonoscopy?

Patient information leaflet: craniotomies

Information resources for A&E patients referred to the EPU

Health and wellbeing packs for patients

Multiple long term conditions (MLTCs) and patient information management systems

Patient information for bile salt diarrhoea

Examples of good practice: online medicine information resources

Patient information for pancreatic exocrine insufficiency


Web and other resources

EIDO Healthcare (BSUH staff only)

Access to a bank of patient information leaflets produced by EIDO Healthcare. These should be used alongside the Trust’s own patient information leaflets to improve the patient consent process. A Username and Password is now required at each login.

BSUH Patient information leaflets (BSUH staff only)

Accessible to all staff in the Trust.

BMJ Best Practice  (BSUH and Brighton & Hove GP and CCG staff; NHS OpenAthens username and password required)

Download, print and email patient leaflets on a range of conditions, procedures and treatments.  These resources are regularly updated and carry the Information Standard accreditation mark.

Clinical Key (NHS OpenAthens username and password required)

Choose Patient Education from the drop-down menu on the homepage.  Articles, guidelines, images, videos and books.