Welcome to the Health Information and Resources Service ordering system

Please note this is the resource library for the Highlands only, this now excludes Argyll & Bute.

Opening hours - Mon- Friday 08.30-16.00

To get started click on the 'Login/Register' button in the top right hand corner of this page and follow the on-screen introduction. Once you have registered you will be able to choose from a wide range of lending resources such as teaching kits, pull up banners, models, games, DVDs and equipment. You can also place orders for leaflets and posters.




Featured Resources


Cervical Screening Invitation

An (A3) thick card poster encouraging women to take up their cervical screening invitation with the text:
5000 lives are saved by Cervical Screening in the UK every year. Could yours be the next one? Don't ignore your invitation for your smear test. Get the facts at www.nhsinform.co.uk/screening or call 0800 22 44 88.

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Your Smear Test After Treatment (CIN)

The 'Your Smear test After Treatment' is for women after treatment for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN) at a Colposcopy Clinic. This is a leaflet about cervical screening tests for women after treatment for (CIN).

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A Smear Test Could Save Your Life

Stop cancer, before it starts.  A smear test could save your life.  Don't ignore your invitation. Cervical screening is also known as the 'smear test'.  The test checks the cells from your cervix (the neck of the womb).  It's designed to pick up any changes to the cell in your cervix so that they can be monitored or treated.  Without treatment the changes can sometimes develop into cervical cancer. 

All women in Scotland aged 25 to 49 are offered a smear test every 3 years.  Women aged 50 to 64 are invited every 5 years.  Women under the age of 25 who have already been invited for screening may be invited again before they reach 25. Some women are also offered screening more frequently, up to the age of 70 years.

PDF download versions of this leaflet are available in Easy Read, Polish, Simplified Chinese and Urdu at http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/24327.aspx  and further information available at http://www.healthscotland.com/topics/health-topics/screening/cervical.aspx

Also available in BSL please see the link below.



More about L 1SCR/016/L


Cervical Screening Postcard

All women in Scotland aged 25 to 64 are offered cervical screening (smear test). The test is designed to pick up any changes to the cells of the cervix so that they can be monitored or treated. This double sided postcard gives key facts and information about the cervical screening programme and also signs and symptoms of cervical cancer that women should be aware of.

More about PC 1SCR/016/PC

What's New

Could you help NHS Highland in supporting the Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust’s Campaign?


Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, Monday 20th - Sunday 26th January 2020


Cervical screening provides the best protection against cervical cancer even in younger women who have been immunised against HPV.


Participation in cervical screening in Scotland is at a 10 year low, particularly in younger women, women from poorer areas and women over 50 years old.


The cervical screening test saves around 5000 lives in the UK every year, and prevents 8 out of 10 cervical cancers from developing.


You can support this campaign by ordering and displaying cervical screening information, leaflets and posters in your workplace. We have a range of resources for you to order free of charge. You can find them here at your local HIRS.

More information about cervical screening can be found here: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/screening/cervical/cervical-screening-smear-test









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