download library provides procedure-specific patient information leaflets for patients. This has been centrally procured and funded by the WRP for use by all Welsh health bodies. There are over 400 procedure-specific leaflets available in the library and the contract with EIDO facilitates the production of a number of additional information leaflets for new procedures as requested by Welsh health bodies. All of the EIDO leaflets are available in Welsh, English, bilingually and also in some international languages.
Every Welsh health body has its own direct individual link which allows clinicians to log in automatically to the download library with no need to use a Username or Password. Clinicians can access the EIDO link for their Welsh health body directly via your health body intranet page
Key benefits for using patient information leaflets include:
A more robust consent processes by providing the optimum level of detail regarding risks and benefits associated with a particular procedure supported with a discussion about material (important) risks for the individual patient
Reduced likelihood of successful litigation against the NHS, when combined with effective record keeping and documentation
On 1st July 2020 the WRP Committee issued a Management Alert, number 2020/01, requiring all Welsh health bodies to use EIDO leaflets, where available, as part of the consent to treatment process.