Health Promotion Resource Centre

Opening Times: Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Contact details: Health Promotion Resource Centre, Blackford Pavilion, Astley Ainslie Hospital, 143 Grange Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 2HL

Tel: 0131 537 9337/8

Email: resource.centre@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Know Your Numbers Week

During Blood Pressure UK Awareness Week (9-15 September) hundreds of pressure stations offer free blood pressure checks across the UK. It encourages adults to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Further information here

 

Featured Resources

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Understanding blood pressure

This leaflet is for people with high blood pressure. There are simple things you can do to help bring your blood pressure down to a healthy level like eating better and taking medication.

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Taking control of salt to reduce your risk of heart and circulatory diseases

Eating too much salt can raise your blood pressure, and having high blood pressure increases your risk of developing coronary heart disease. So to keep your heart healthy, you and your family should limit the amount of salt that you eat. This concertina-style booklet will give you the information you need to reduce the salt in your diet and includes tips, ideas and recipes to help you cut down.

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Heart disease model set

The heart disease model set includes a normal heart, a heart showing a partially healed, thinned and discoloured blockage, and a heart showing congestive heart failure as a result of high blood pressure. Comes with base and key card. Normal and infarction model (Size 10 x 6 x 4cm). Congestive heart failure model. (Size 10 x 6 x 6cm).

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Understanding cholesterol

This leaflet is for people with high levels of cholesterol. It describes simple things you can do to help bring your cholesterol down to a healthy level like eating better and taking medication.

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Understanding stress to reduce your risk of heart and circulatory diseases

This fold-out leaflet is for people who may be affected by stress. If you have been feeling under pressure lately, it could affect your health. But there are small changes you can do to make things better. Stress alone won't give you heart and circulatory disease but it is linked to unhealthy habits that can increase your risk.

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Understanding smoking to reduce your risk of heart and circulatory diseases

This fold-out leaflet is for people at increased risk of heart and circulatory diseases because they smoke.

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What's New

Welcome to our online ordering system

This online ordering system is for those living or working in the NHS Lothian area. The system is quick and easy to use. To get started just click on the Login/Register button at the top right of this page and follow the on-screen instructions. Once you have registered and been given your username, you will be able to order leaflets (up to a maximum of 20) and posters (maximum of 1). Please note that your password is the one that you entered on the registration form. We also carry a wide range of lending resources such as models, teaching kits, DVDs and pull-up banners.

Ready Steady Baby

The new edition was launched on 14 March. It supports people through their whole pregnancy and the first eight weeks post-pregnancy. Copies can now be ordered via HPAC.

Asthma Plans

The revised December 2018 Child Asthma Action Plan has now been produced. The Adult Asthma version is due in Autumn 2019.

Play@Home Pre-School

Copies should be obtained in the main via nurseries or libraries but we now have a supply available to order via HPAC.

The Knowledge Network

A website tailored to the information needs of NHS Health Scotland staff, offering access to high quality information and knowledge resources. It includes fulltext electronic journals and electronic books. An Athens username and password can be obtained by registering here

Alternative Languages

Contact the Resource Centre for information about the different languages available for specific leaflet titles.