Patient Education Pamphlets – Print Code Index

Archiving Project 2022-23

Every year, the Patient Education Team identifies patient pamphlets that have not been reviewed or updated within 5 years of the last review date.

Routine archiving of out-of-date pamphlets is done in accordance with policy AD-LIB-001 Patient Education Materials: Development and Maintenance (Procedure 4.3), which helps ensure Nova Scotia Health patients and families receive up-to-date patient education materials. Patient pamphlets must be reviewed by the teams that created them, and/or the teams that use them, to confirm whether the pamphlets need to be updated or removed from circulation.

What do you need to do? 

  1. Check the list of titles that are due for review.
  2. Complete this form to let us know you intend to update a pamphlet before the January 31st, 2023 deadline.
  3. Complete this form to recommend a pamphlet for archiving.
  4. Share this information with your colleagues who are involved in patient education pamphlets in your area, department, unit, or clinic.
  5. If you have paper copies of pamphlets in your department or service area, please check the date on the cover and recycle copies from 2017 or before.

How can the Patient Education Team help? 

  • We can send you the latest version of the pamphlet as an MS Word document, so you can edit it easily.
  • We facilitate the review and update process for you, including: 
    • Integrating your team’s edits and feedback
    • Reviewing for plain language and readability
    • Coordinating adaptation and reprint copyright permission requests
    • Ensuring consistent messaging in line with other Nova Scotia Health materials
    • Updating layout and branding

Click here to get started today.

Questions? Contact

New and Updated Pamphlets

How to Use the Print Code Index

To browse the Print Code Index, select a topic/service area from the blue boxes on the left side of this page. Titles are organized by topic, then unique 4 digit print code. 

Note: Pamphlets translated into French are now available under each topic/service area. 

Creating Patient Pamphlets

The Patient Education Team is available to support Nova Scotia Health staff and physicians across the province in creating evidence-based and easy-to-read patient pamphlets.

Visit our Content Creator Toolkit to learn more about creating, updating, and sharing patient education materials.

Please note: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program (NSHCCP) pamphlets are created by the NSHCCP team. For more information, please contact