Type keywords in the text box above.
 

Patient Information

This page explains how you can find out useful information about our Trust and to answer the wide range of questions you may have about your healthcare, condition or treatment.

NHS Constitution for England


The NHS Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England.The constitution sets out rights for patients, public and staff. It outlines NHS commitments to patients and staff, and the responsibilities that the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively. For more information and access to the NHS Constitution please click here.

Health Information Service

Open Monday – Friday 9 am to 5pm, the health information service provides patients, carers and the public with leaflets, books, internet searches and help on finding quality websites.

If you have a question about your health our friendly staff can help you find the information you need. We will also signpost you to other information services if we cannot provide support or information ourselves.

Where are we based?

We are located in the main entrance of the hospital on C Level.
You can drop in, telephone or e-mail with your query.
Tel: 01709 427190
Email: health.info@rothgen.nhs.uk  
For more information visit the Health Information page here.

Information Prescriptions

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is one of 30 NHS Trusts within England to be selected to implement Information Prescriptions (IPs) for its cancer patients. Information Prescriptions offer bespoke, timely and relevant information to patients to enable them to make decisions about their health and the support they receive.

Information Prescriptions can also be offered to patients with other conditions such as diabetes and dietary conditions and it is expected that Information Prescriptions will be available to a large proportion of Trust patients by the end of 2012. You can read more information about Information Prescriptions here. Or visit: www.nhs.uk/ips or contact Janine Birley, Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse on 01709 42 7629.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health.

Here you can browse a wealth of patient information such as:

  • A Health A-Z of symptoms, conditions and treatments
  • NHS services finder
  • Useful online health tools and applications
  • Behind the health headlines

Visit NHS Choices website here

Links to other patient information websites

Frequently requested topics:

General patient information
Patient.co.uk 
PRODIGY patient information 

Benefits information
DirectGov 

Arthritis  
Arthritis Research 

Cancer
Macmillan 

Cholesterol
British Heart Foundation 

Diet and healthy eating
Change 4 Life
NHS Choices - Live Well
British Heart Foundation 

Diabetes
Patient.co.uk 

Heart
British Heart Foundation 

Respiratory  
British Lung Foundation 

Stomach & bowel 
Core Charity
Coeliac UK
The IBS Network 

Ordering Health promotion leaflets (health professionals)

The Department of Health Promotion are no longer able to provide a central ordering and distribution system for leaflets and posters. We are now asking all of our users to order leaflets directly from suppliers e.g Department of Health. For more information click here. 

Patient Information Leaflets

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust produces a selection of leaflets aimed at helping you find out more about our hospital, your treatment and to answer the wide range of questions you may have about your healthcare.  You can view them on the Patient Information Leaflets page.  

For easy read patient information please see the following websites: