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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. 

New and Updated Resources

Making Communication Even Better - Interactive Workbook

Making Communication Even Better - Interactive Workbook  (3CMM/001/x)

A learning resource for health, education, social work and voluntary sector staff who want to know and understand how to improve their own communication and make their service more accessible for people with communication support needs.

It has been created by people with communication support needs who share their experience of contact with services to help staff understand how to improve communication.

This learner’s interactive workbook features a series of film clips in which people with communication support needs interview one another or talk direct to camera about their experiences of health and social care.  The workbook shows learners how to use the film clips to reflect on their own practice and identify ways to improve their communication.

Link to interactive workbook can be found at:

http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/making-communication-even-better/

The films and workbook are available in hard copy with a DVD for those unavailable to access the films on-line. Please contact mceb@nes.scot.nhs.uk to obtain a hard copy DVD and workbook.

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Preventing Falls

Preventing Falls  (1SAF/026/L)

A colourful A6-sized 8-sided folded z-leaflet providing information to a care-at-home worker or home carer, in supporting an older person to prevent them falling. This leaflet also provides basic guidance tips with the message ’If you can identify a risk, take action (with agreement from the person, their carer or family)’.

Please note:  No PDF version of this leaflet is available from the supplier. 

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Norovirus: The Winter Vomiting Bug Leaflet

Norovirus: The Winter Vomiting Bug Leaflet  (1PAT/011/L)

2014 version A6-sized folded z-leaflet giving advice for everyone concerning Norovirus, with information on what it is and symptoms that may occur. Also details on how to avoid catching it, what to do if you do catch it, and how to look after yourself or someone with Norovirus. Campaign carries the tagline ’Stay at Home’. For the leaflet  in alternative formats, please contact nhs.healthscotland-alternativeformats@nhs.net  

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Stay at Home - The Winter Vomiting Bug Poster

Stay at Home - The Winter Vomiting Bug Poster  (1PAT/006/P)

2014 version A3-sized poster advising people to stay at home for at least 48 hours if they have caught the winter vomiting bug Norovirus. For further information, details of NHS Inform website (www.nhsinform.co.uk/norovirus) and telephone number are also displayed. (0800 22 44 88) . Available as a pdf to view and print, as required.

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Aged 70,78 or 79 on 1st September 2014? A vaccine to protect against shingles.

Aged 70,78 or 79 on 1st September 2014? A vaccine to protect against shingles.  (1IMM/010/L)

*Information valid from 1st September 2014 until 31st August 2015. A5-sized leaflet providing information about shingles (also known as herpes zoster), a painful condition that is more common amongst older people. There is a vaccine that can reduce the risk of getting shingles or, if shingles occur, it can reduce how serious the symptoms will be. Provides information about shingles and the benefits of the vaccine. For more information go to www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/shingles .

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Aged 70, 78 or 79 on 1st September 2014? Protect yourself against shingles poster

Aged 70, 78 or 79 on 1st September 2014? Protect yourself against shingles poster  (1IMM/010/P)

A3-sized colour poster for new shingles vaccination campaign. Shingles can be very painful.There is a vaccine that can reduce your risk of getting shingles, or reduce the symptoms and pain it causes. Your GP will contact you if you are eligible for the vaccine. For more information go to www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/shingles .

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What's New

Health Information and Resources Service -


November 2014 Information Sheet


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


HIRS Festive Holidays


The Health Information and Resources Service (HIRS) will be closed from Monday, 22 December 2014 until the service re-opens on Monday, 5 January 2015 at 9.00 am.


Clients will still be able to order leaflets and posters and book returnable resources through HIRS website but orders will not be processed until staff return to work after the festive season.


Argyll and Bute Clients


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