Welcome to the Health Information and Resources Service ordering system

Opening Times: Monday-Friday 09:00 - 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. This service covers the Highlands only.





Featured Resources

Up and About - Taking Positive Steps to Avoid Trips and Falls

This booklet gives older people tips on how to reduce their risk of trips and  falls.  They might not need all of this information right now, but can dip in and out of the booklet whenever they need to find the bits that are useful to them. The booklet includes subject areas:

  • How can I look after my health?
  • How can I keep active?
  • How can I move about safely?
  • What if I fall?
  • Where can I go for advice?
  • Healthcare professionals you might meet.

Please refer to accompanying poster ’Tips to Prevent Trips and Falls’, catalogue number 1SAF/009/P.

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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


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Cards For Life

This resource is an innovative pack that will help young people discuss, in a safe and creative way, dilemmas and moral questions that they may face as they grow and develop into adults. Discussing these dilemmas and questions will help young people.

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Steps to deal with stress - Z card

Credit-card sized folded z-card containing some practical ways for you to start dealing with stress right now and to stop it building up in future. 2014 revised edition.

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Coping with Dementia

2017  Edition;  This A4-sized colour book containing information and advice for people who care for someone in the middle to late stages of dementia (moderate to severe dementia).  It has been designed and informed by carers of people with dementia.  It:

  • gives you practical advice on caring for someone with a diagnosis of dementia
  • provides tips from other carers about how to live well as a carer
  • highlights where to go for help and for more information.

The DVD Coping with Dementia - a practical DVD for carers is now available attached to the back of this publication.  

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7 Double Measures of spirits is 14 units /6 glasses wine/ 6 pints set of 3

To keep your risks from alcohol low, it's recommended you drink no more than 14 units a week, spread over at least 3 days. This comes in a set of 3 diffrent posters.

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What's New

Health Information and Resources Service (HIRS)


Please note Childhood immunisations  0-5 years is now called Protect your child against serious diseases. This can be found in the Immunisation section under leaflets . There is also stickers and bravery award to go with the new leaflet. This can all be ordered through our website.