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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, Updated and Discontinued Resources

Your Pelvic Floor - Information for Teenagers

Your Pelvic Floor - Information for Teenagers  (1YOP/028/L)

A6-sized colourful informative booklet aimed at and produced by teenagers explaining why pelvic floor exercises are important to look after your pelvic floor in life. Information is provided on: · What is the pelvic floor · Where is the pelvic floor · How to exercise the pelvic floor muscle · The advantages of exercising the pelvic floor muscle · What can weaken the pelvic floor and how to stop it happening.

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A Guide to Feeling Your Baby's Movements

A Guide to Feeling Your Baby's Movements  (1BAB/031/L)

A5-sized guide for the mum-to-be about feeling baby’s movements during pregnancy. The leaflet explains normal foetal movements, movement patterns, and factors that can affect feeling of movements. Reasons are given to explain what can make baby move less e.g. medication, smoking and alcohol, and very rarely some medical conditions affecting muscles or nerves. To be issued by midwives.

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NHS Highland Medicine Sick Day Rules Cards

NHS Highland Medicine Sick Day Rules Cards  (1PAT/031/L)

These credit card sized patient information cards are to be given to patients by health professionals only  to support verbal advice.  The cards provide advice on the medicines that should be temporarily stopped during illness that causes dehydration (vomiting/diarrhoea).  Health professionals should ensure that patients understand the contents of the card: which medicine to stop, when to stop it and when to start it again.  They should NOT be left on open display.

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NHS Highland Postnatal Formula Feeding Booklet

NHS Highland Postnatal Formula Feeding Booklet  (1BAB/030/L)

A5-sized postnatal formula feeding booklet providing advice and support for mums who choose to formula feed or exclusively feed with expressed breast milk. This booklet will complement the NHS Health Scotland leaflet: "Formula Feeding - How to feed your baby safely."

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Living Life - Feeling low, anxious or stressed?

Living Life - Feeling low, anxious or stressed?  (1MEN/042/L)


A5-sized folded green-topped, leaflet from Living Life that provides information on the offered FREE confidential telephone service based on CBT and/or Guided Self-help for people aged 16 and over who are feeling low, depressed or anxious. Also gives contact details of organisations that assist and support. Living Life is a FREE telephone service that could help. Telephone 0800 328 9655 - (Monday - Friday, 1pm - 9pm).

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Alcohol and You Poster

Alcohol and You Poster  (1DRA/001/P)

A3 colour poster simply asks ’did you know?’ the amount of units in a pint of lager or cider or one glass of wine and that by drinking less you can improve your health now and for the future. Also includes advice for pregnant women.  Regularly drinking more than the recommended guidelines risks damaging your health.

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What's New

HIRS December 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 close on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 at 4.00 pm until the service re-opens on Monday, 5 January 2015 at 9.00 am. 

Any leaflet or resources orders received after 4.00 pm on Monday, 22 December will not be dealt with until after the holidays.

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

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.