CHSS Advice Line
No one should have to recover alone. We’re here to support you with our services, resources and health information.
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Our Hospital to Home services are here to help you recover well at home and give you the support you need to live life to the full.
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Download and order a range of resources to help you manage your condition
Our easy-to-read guides will help you understand your condition, manage your symptoms and live well at home. You can download PDF versions of our booklets and guides, or just use our online order form to order a printed copy of any of the resources listed on this page – it’s free of charge in Scotland!
How To Make The Most Of A Visit To Your Doctor (PDF)
Driving with a Medical Condition (PDF)
Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PDF)
Oxygen Therapy (PDF)
Work and Financial Support (PDF)
Holiday Information (PDF)
Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke (PDF)
Travel & motor insurance
Life & Income Insurance
Healthy Eating (PDF)
Healthy Weight (PDF)
Mental Wellbeing (PDF)
Physical Activity (PDF)
Stopping Smoking (PDF)
Tiredness and Fatigue (PDF)
Type 2 Diabetes (PDF)
Long Covid Essential Guide
Long Covid Fatigue Essential Guide
Life with Long Covid Essential Guide
Living With Bronchiectasis (PDF)
Living With COPD (PDF)
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Essential Guide (PDF)
COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (PDF)
Atrial Fibrillation (PDF)
Heart Attack: A Guide to your Recovery (PDF)
Living With Angina (PDF)
Living With Heart Failure (PDF)
Living With High Blood Pressure (PDF)
Tako-Tsubo Cardiomyopathy (Broken Heart Syndrome) (PDF)
Understanding the Need for Changes After a Heart Attack (PDF)
Stroke: A Guide to Recovery at Home (PDF)
Stroke: A Guide to Recovery in Hospital (PDF)
Stroke: A Carer’s Guide (PDF)
TIA: Transient Ischaemic Attack (PDF)
Understanding Haemorrhagic Stroke (PDF)
Coming To Terms with A Stroke (PDF)
Relationships and Sex After Stroke (PDF)
Helping with communication after stroke (PDF)
Bladder and Bowel Management After A Stroke (PDF)
Positioning For People Affected By Stroke (PDF)
Swallowing Problems After Stroke (PDF)
Understanding Central Post Stroke Pain (CPSP) (PDF)
Your Stroke Journey – Recovering in Hospital (PDF)
Your Stroke Journey – Recovering at Home (PDF)
Aphasia ID Card: credit card size that can be shown by people who have communication difficulties (printed resource only)
Conversation Support Book: an A5 ring-bound book with laminated pages that opens flat. It contains 44 pages of images on a variety of topics to help support a conversation with someone who has difficulty communicating due to stroke (printed resource only)
Use our online order form to order a printed copy of any of the resources listed on this page – it’s free of charge in Scotland!
When my Mum / Dad / Grandad / Gran was ill: a ringbound book with fold out pages and activities for younger children (printed resource only)
When my Mum / Dad was ill: A4 comic-style for children of reading age (printed resource only)
Jo’s story: A4 magazine article style for older children (printed resource only)
Heart Failure Traffic Lights (PDF)
Traffic Lights for COPD (PDF)
If you have any questions about these resources or need help placing an order, please get in touch with our Health Information team.
Phone: 0131 225 6963