The Scottish Health Protection Information Resource (SHPIR) isn’t an information bank on health protection topics, it's more a resource which gives the most up-to date and relevant guidance that can be used in an outbreak or incident.
The content of SHPIR is from the resources that our on-call staff have been using, as well as within the NHS boards. It's considered to be core information on infectious disease and environmental hazards. These resources include:
- official guidance
- Scottish Government Health Department memoranda
- Department of Health memoranda
- selected peer reviewed papers
- other carefully chosen material relevant to the listed topics
At present, SHPIR isn't a publicly available resource and is only available within the NHS to health protection staff.
To request access, please email NSS.HPSWebmanager@nhs.net.