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HIRS clients: when selecting your returnable resources booking dates please be aware that the start date is the day the resources leave Assynt House, Inverness and the end date is the day the resources are due back at Assynt House.  Please take this into account when choosing your booking dates and allow several days at the start and end of your booking for resources to travel through NHS Highland’s internal mail system. 

No Smoking Day is on 11 March 2015 and this year’s theme is Proud to be a Quitter.  Register for your free British Heart Foundation campaign pack at:

New, Updated and Discontinued Resources

Preventing Burns from Straighteners Education Pack

Preventing Burns from Straighteners Education Pack  (1SAF/013/T)

Hair straighteners can get as hot as an iron, and they can stay hot enough to badly burn a small child up to 15 minutes after they have been switched off, but many parents don’t know just how dangerous straighteners can be.  

The CAPT hair straighteners education pack guides you through running effective, engaging discussions with parents and carers, exploring the dangers and the best way to protect young children from preventable burns.  It is very easy-to-use  -  even if you’ve no knowledge of preventing burns or limited experience of facilitating groups.  It offers maximum flexibility - use one or more of the cards to run anything from a bite-size discussion to a longer session. 

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Taking your HIV treatment

Taking your HIV treatment  (1HIH/008/L)

*Restricted to a maximum of 10 booklets per order and for appropriate health professional only. A6-sized booklet is a starting point for anyone who wants to know about treatment for HIV. It provides basic information about how HIV treatment works and what taking it involves. (2014 First edition) Available as a Flipbook & text in English from the following link:- 

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Highland Substance Misuse Toolkit

Highland Substance Misuse Toolkit  (1DRG/012/x)


An educational toolkit that has been put together for young people, parents, carers and teachers. Topics covered include:- Drugs; Alcohol; Tobacco; New Psychoactive Substances (NPS/’Legal Highs’); Caffeine and Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs). Available from the following link ONLY - . There is also a Substance Misuse Facebook page for people to like and for the information to have a wider reach 

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HIV and Children

HIV and Children  (1HIH/004/L)

 *Restricted to maximum of 10 booklets per order and for appropriate health professional only. A6-sized information booklet provides information about treatment and care for children living with HIV and AIDS. (Fourth edition 2010)

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HIV and Women

HIV and Women  (1HIH/005/L)

*Restricted to a maximum of 10 booklets per order and for appropriate health professional only. A6-sized information booklet aimed at women who are HIV +, aiming to answer some of the most commonly asked questions around women and HIV. (2014 Fifth edition). Available to view as a Flipbook and as text in English and also as text in French, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, German, Norweigian and Turkish from the following link:


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HIV and Hepatitis

HIV and Hepatitis  (1HIH/006/L)

A6-sized booklet aimed at people with HIV who want to know more about Hepatitis A, B and C.  It explains how you can prevent yourself from becoming infected with these viruses, how they are treated and if you have become infected.

Also available as text to view and print in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Hebrew from the following:-  


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What's New

HIRS February 2015 Newsletter.

The latest edition is available to download, view and print from the link below: [more...]

Argyll and Bute (A&B) Clients

Please note:  A&B clients are not permitted to order returnable resources from HIRS. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.