If you need medical care or advice that is urgent but not an immediate, genuine emergency, please visit https://111.nhs.uk/ or call 111 first so that trained NHS 111 advisors can tell you the best place to be seen quickly.

Patient leaflets

We use patient information leaflets from EIDO (a company specialising in information for informed consent), which are regularly updated and written in clear English.

When you are advised to have an operation you will be given specific, high quality patient information including diagrams, details of the risks and benefits, alternatives to the operation and post-operative expectations to help you decide whether to go ahead with surgery or not.

The following leaflets were produced by the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons: