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


February is National Heart Month

There are about 2.6 million people in the UK living with Coronary Heart Disease. Every one of us is at potential risk. Managing your diet, keeping fit and watching your blood pressure are just a few important factors. Further information from The British Heart Foundation here


Featured Resources


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 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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Understanding physical activity

This leaflet is for people at risk of heart and circulatory diseases because they are not active enough. Getting your body moving is one important way to improve your heart health.

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10 minutes to change your life: time to eat well

* New stock expected the week of 18 February 2019.

There are lots of things you can do to keep your heart healthy. If you eat a diet low in saturated fat and salt, and keep your weight in check, you will be less likely to develop coronary heart disease.

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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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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.


Revised version of the leaflet "Norovirus: the winter vomiting bug" gives advice on things you can do to reduce your chances of catching it.

Asthma Plans

The revised Child Asthma Action Plan will hopefully be ready by February 2019. No date yet for the Adult Asthma version.

Formula Feeding

New "Easy Read" version now available to order.

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.