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NHS Flu vaccination leaflet 2016

All about flu and how to stop getting it

All about flu and how to stop getting it is a new flu jab vaccination leaflet in easy read from the NHS.

What do I need to do to get a flu jab? Your doctors should get in touch with you to come in for a jab. If they don’t get in touch, you should contact them to arrange to have one.

Download the leaflet >


Easy read pneumonia

Information about pneumonia

This guide explains what pneumonia is, the signs of getting pneumonia and how to treat and prevent it. 

Download the guide 

Me at Mealtimes has been designed to help make eating more enjoyable and fun for those who find mealtimes difficult. 

Download the booklet and the scorecard

having a smear test

Having a smear test - what is it about?

This guide talks about the importance of smear tests and covers who should go to a smear test, what to expect when being examined and how the test protects against certain cancers. 

Download the guide


Information about Epidurals for pain

This guide talks about what an Epidural is and how Epidurals can be used to make your pain go away after an operation.

Download the guide


Information about Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA)

This guide talks about what a PCA is and how you can give yourself pain medicine when you need it.

Download the guide


Information about pain

This guide talks about what help you can get if you are in pain after you have had an operation. 

Download the guide

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Information about health

There are lots of easy read leaflets about health to
look at on the Easy Health website.

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Information about food and exercise

Eating good food and taking exercise are important for your health. There are lots of easy read leaflets about food and exercise to look at on the Easy Health

EK health passport
If you go into hospital for treatment you use a
healthcare passport to write down important things about
you and your needs.

This health passport has
been produced by East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust but it
can be used by anyone, anywhere.

Download it from their
website (click on the cover
on their web page to
download it).

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The Elfrida Society have lots
of useful easy read leaflets
about health and healthy
living. You do have to pay a
small amount for them and
they are sent to you by post.

Find our more on their

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Information about drinking alcohol and health

There are leaflets you can download about alcohol
and your health on the Easy Health website.

keeping healthy when it is really hot
This booklet from the The government gives  
tips about how to stay cool during a heatwave.

Download it from their 

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This booklet from the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities gives 
tips about how to use the NHS and where to get more information.

Download it from their

Welsh Standards easy read cover

These standards are for
people with sensory loss.

This means people who are:

  • Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing

  • Blind or partially

  • Deafblind


These standards say what
you can expect
when you receive healthcare.

Read the standards


Smile dental easy read cover

This leaflet is about going to
the dentist.
What will happen and what you can do
if you are not happy with your treatment. It is produced by
the General Dental Council.

Download it from their



Congenital Heart disease leaflet cover
This leaflet is about what to
do if you have congential
heart disease.

Congenital heart disease is
when you are born with something wrong with your

People who have this need
lots of advice, support and

Download the leaflet.

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There is an easy read leaflet about asthma from Asthma
. Open it, or download it.

They have more easy read information on their website.

epilepsy society easy read book cover
The Epilepsy Society has
easy read information about epilepsy.

You can find out about it on their website.

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The Cheshire and Wirral
NHS Partnership Trust
a lot of easy read information about health.

Much of it will be useful to
people wherever they live - information about sexual
health, your blood pressure,
and about dementia, for

Find out more on their

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SeeAbility help people understand how to look after
their eyesight.

They have a lot of easy read information about eye care
on their website.

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Macmillan Cancer Support and CHANGE have created easy
read booklets about cancer treatment and care. There are booklets for people with
learning disabilities and for
family carers.

Find out more on their

NHS cancer easy read leaflet cover
The NHS has created a new Easy Read version of their Be Clear on Cancer lung cancer leaflet, available to download
for free.

Download the leaflet




Questions to ask your doctor leaflet cover
This leaflet is called
Questions to ask when you
go to the doctor or to a hospital.

Open it or download it.

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NHS Health Check

This leaflet tells you what happens when you have a
health check.

Open it or download it.


Mental Health

Mental health is about feeling good about yourself,
about being able to cope with everyday life and cope when things go wrong.

Mental Health - Keeping Well - Checklist cover

The Clear Thoughts project produced this easy read
checklist about your mental health. Open it or download

Future and End of Life Care Plan

My Future and End of Life Care Plan - This is a plan put together with Plymouth People First Self Advocacy group to help people to talk about their future and end of life care choices and includes sensitive issues such as funeral planning and organ donation. 

Download the plan.

Download guidance for support staff.

Download feedback form.

Mental Health and LD RC Psych cover

The Royal College of Psychiatrists - they are
people who help with mental health problems - produced
this easy read leaflet about learning disabilities and
mental health. Open it or download it.