Information for patients
The University Hospitals
Bristol Patient Information Service produces and provides
information for patients, potential patients, carers, staff and the
public about clinical treatments, conditions and our services.
We are committed to
providing information in a range of formats to meet individual
needs, for example, leaflets, audio files, Braille
and written translation. For general enquiries please send an
email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patient information leaflets
You can access our library of over 1,000 patient
information leaflets about clinical treatments, conditions and our
services at the following web address: foi.avon.nhs.uk
When you open this link,
please type a word or two related to your search
topic into the search engine box situated at the top
right hand corner of the window/screen. To help refine your search
criteria, click on "Power Search" and within the form check/tick:
'Regular Publications & Information for the Public' as well as
choosing 'UH Bristol' in the 'Produced by' drop-down menu.
Please feel free to print
off any leaflets you find that you think may be of use to you in
the future. Please note that we are currently in the process
of changing the print format to make this facility more
928 - 342 telephone
prefix: Please note: Any telephone
numbers displayed within the leaflets containing
'928' have now changed to '342'.
So for example: 0117 928 0000 will now
be 0117 342 0000. We apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause.
Easy read leaflets
The learning disabilities team within the
Trust have produced leaflets in an easy read format:
Some of our most
frequently used patient information leaflets are now available
as digital audio downloads. This may be of help to patients who
have literacy difficulties, as well as the visually impaired.
If you would like to
request a specific leaflet in audio format, please ask
the relevant ward or hospital department and through them we
can organise this free of charge.
If you would like to see
our range of current audio leaflets, please go to foi.avon.nhs.uk and type
audio into the search engine box situated at the top right
hand corner of the window/screen.
The Trusts Patient Information Service is able to
provide patients with Braille translation free of charge. For
information about this service, please ask at the relevant
ward or hospital department you are attending for your
The Trust can arrange for patient
information leaflets to be translated into a range of other
languages for patients for whom English is not their first
language. For information about this service, please ask the
relevant ward or hospital department where you are attending for
If you require the
services of an interpreter during a hospital visit, the Trust
has a team of interpreters whose services we can call upon.
Depending on the circumstances, staff may also use a telephone
interpreting service as an alternative.
The Trusts Patient
Information Services are supported by the Above & Beyond
Well Aware is
the health and wellbeing signposting website for Bristol,
Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire It is free
to use. It can help you find the health and well-being service you
are looking for.