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Please note: the booking date is the despatch date from HIRS and the return date is when resources have to be back with HIRS at Assynt House, Inverness. Please include time to allow for delivery and return of resources within the booking period.

 

To raise awareness of the actual cost towards NHS Highland of purchasing materials; we have added the leaflet and poster prices to our website.  When you view your basket you will see the prices but you will not be charged for ordering materials.  We hope that highlighting the costs will deter clients from stockpiling leaflets and posters and only order the quantities they need in the short term.

 

 

You and Your Baby 0 - 1

You and Your Baby 0 - 1  (1BAB/041/L)

A 370-page book written using easy words and over 400 pictures with UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative approval! The book covers: feeding, hygiene, safety, teething, health checks and managing baby’s routines. Health professionals can use the book to support parents with learning disabilities to take care of their growing baby. 2012 edition.

N.B. HIRS do not hold a large quantity of physical stock of this book due to restricted storage capacity. If you wish to order several copies, please contact HIRS by email hirs.mailbox@nhs.net . Delivery time to HIRS from order being placed is 2-3 weeks.

(NB. No pdf due to supplier's restrictions).

 

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You and Your Little Child 1-5

You and Your Little Child 1-5  (1BAB/042/L)

A 500 page guide for parents written in easy words and with over 1,100 pictures brings all the information up to date. There are expanded sections on safety and abuse and a whole new chapter on vaccinations and immunisation. Written to provide easy to read information to support parents with learning disabilities, and parents who find reading hard, to look after their small children. The pack is presented in pictures and easy words.  2013 edition.

N.B. HIRS do not hold large quantities of physical stock of this book due to restricted storage capacity. If you wish to order several copies, please contact HIRS by email hirs.mailbox@nhs.net. Delivery time to HIRS from order being placed is 2-3 weeks.

(NB. No pdf due to supplier's restrictions).

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My Pregnancy My Choice

My Pregnancy My Choice  (1BAB/040/L)

...A Guide To Pregnancy In Pictures And Easy Words. A 470-page book with over 500 pictures designed to support parents with learning disabilities make informed choices about pregnancy and birth.  Also for parents who find reading difficult or have English as a second language.  2013 Revised Edition.

N.B. HIRS do not hold large quantities of physical stock of this book due to restricted storage capacity. If you wish to order several copies, please contact HIRS by email hirs.mailbox@nhs.net . Delivery time to HIRS from order being placed is 2-3 weeks.

(NB. No pdf due to supplier's restrictions).

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How to create calm dining halls

How to create calm dining halls  (2SCH/040/T)

Research shows that pupils are over THREE times more likely to be working 'on-task' and are more alert with the teacher in the classroom after lunch following an intervention to enhance the dining environment and food quality (School Food Trust, 2010).

This practical book will help your school:

  • Create a welcoming and inviting dining space
  • Work towards a calm and peaceful atmosphere that feels safe and secure
  • Be much more efficient and well-organised
  • Consider the needs of everyone involved with strategies to help all
  • Encourage good manners, positive social skills and genuine enjoyment of the dining hall experience

Also included is a CD-ROM of 'Photocopiable Material' and questionnaires.

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The Nutrition Game

The Nutrition Game  (1FOO/016/G)

An engaging board game designed to introduce key facts and practical advice that will help frontline health and social care staff recognise and manage their patients/clients nutrition and hydration needs more effectively.  The game may be used by Dietitians, Nurses and Managers to promote discussion around these issues with teams.

Game duration:  30 - 60 minutes

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Fit Following Surgery

Fit Following Surgery  (1WOM/011/L)

This booklet is a general guide, attempting to cover the needs of all women, and should be helpful for whatever gynaecological surgery you have had.

It will advise you how to:

  • Move easily and rest comfortably after your operation
  • Exercise to prevent chest and circulatory problems
  • Exercise the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles
  • Regain your previous level of fitness following surgery.

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Welcome to HIRS.



NHS Highland's Health Information and Resources Service (HIRS) is available for professionals, students and the general public working or living within NHS Highland's geographical area and Argyll and Bute council areas.  To borrow resources and order materials, you need to register with HIRS by completing the online registration form found at the top left of this page under the Login Box and select the Register here link. Visitors to our website are welcome to browse our website and download our range of leaflet and poster pdfs.



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Please note:  A&B registered clients are not permitted to borrow returnable resources e.g. training packs, models, games, equipment etc but they can order leaflets, booklets, wheels, stickers, cups, postcards, non returnable DVDs and posters.  Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.



 



 



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