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Health Information and Resources Service (HIRS).


Thank you for your order. Please be aware our clients residing in the Argyll & Bute region, you will only be able to download resource materials from the website as the Public Health department in A&B has withdrawn funding to the HIRS service.


Many Thanks

Andrew & Nicola








Featured Resources

Vitamin D and You - General Public

2017 version. Developed to promote the necessity of vitamin D to the public, this A5-sized folded leaflet explains why vitamin D is essential for everyone. 

Should be issued at first point of contact by Midwife as recommended in Highland Information Trail - Edition 9        

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Fit for the Future

A 1/3 A4-sized booklet on how to keep fit for the future. After you have given birth, it is natural that you will want to give your baby lots of attention.  Even so, it is important to take a little time for yourself. Although you cannot expect to return to full pre-pregnancy fitness immediately, there is a lot you can do to help get yourself back into shape.  By regaining your fitness, you will feel good and have more energy - and possibly avoid problems later.

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Ready Steady Toddler

A4-sized colour booklet that is a hands-on guide for parents as they experience the changes their child goes through when they leave the baby stage behind and become an inquisitive and demanding toddler. Revised 2017 Edition.  Available as a PDF download in English (2015 edition), Chinese and Polish (2014 edition) from NHS Health Scotland website:- http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/25852.aspx . 2018 version now available.

Should be issued by Health Visitor 12 - 15 months after birth as recommended in Highland Information Trail - Edition 9. 

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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.

To borrow resources and order materials, you need to register with HIRS by completing the online registration form found at the top right of this page under the Login/Register link and select Register as a new user link. 

Visitors to our website are welcome to browse our website and download our range of leaflet and poster pdfs.

All materials are free of charge to HIRS registered clients.  Prices are displayed on this website to highlight the cost of materials to NHS Highland and to discourage clients from stockpiling materials.