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

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month (April 2019)

Every 15 minutes in the UK someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer. It's more common in the over 50s but it can affect people of all ages. Over 26000 people living in Scotland today have been diagnosed with bowel cancer. It is Scotland's second biggest cancer killer but is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.

Further information from Bowel Cancer UK here

 

 

Featured Resources

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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 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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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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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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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. No date yet for the Adult Asthma version.

Play@Home Pre-School

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

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.