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Health Information

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Helping you take control of your health and wellbeing.

Health A-Z

Your complete guide to conditions, symptoms and treatments, including what to do and when to get help.

How to wash your hands

Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses such as food poisoning and flu.

Care Information Scotland

If you look after someone, need care yourself or are planning for your future care needs, you can get the information and advice you need here.


Get the latest NHS Scotland information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Travel Vaccinations

The past 20 years have seen a huge increase in global tourist travel. This has also been associated with a rise in travel-related illness, which underlines the importance of travellers getting individually tailored advice to protect their health.

MMR & Meningitis ACWY Vaccination

Information sheet on Meningitis, MMR and HPV Vaccinations.

Medicines A to Z

Find out how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.


Further information concerning vaccines and their administration.

Quit Your Way NHS Lothian

During the current Covid-19 Pandemic our face to face community stop smoking services have been temporarily suspended and we are currently providing telephone based support.

Shingles vaccine overview

A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is available on the NHS to people in their 70s.

Pregnancy and Baby Guide

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here.

The right care
The right place

If you are unsure about where to go or who to see.