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The content in this section is gathered together from elsewhere in the portal for ease of use for the out of hours clinician. From here you will be linked to the other sections in the portal. 

Out of Hours formulary

See Out of Hours operational handbook for administration processes on the NHS Highland intranet.

Resuscitation Council (UK):

Access for guidance on:

Bite wounds

Bite wounds (Offline PDF version here)


Acute Coronary Syndrome

Stable Angina Management

Stroke guidelines for:

  • Acute Treatment of Ischaemic Stroke
  • Referral of TIAs to Raigmore/Belford/Caithness General
  • Where Should a Patient with Suspected Stroke or TIA be Treated?

 Resus Council (UK) for:

  • Tachycardia in Adults
  • Automated defibrilation
  • Bradycardia in Adults

Suspected ischaemic chest pain


See Death section

Musculoskeletal and joint disease

Resusitation Council UK: Newborn life support (NLS) guidelines

PEWS 0-11 Months (NEWS)

Palliative care
Out of Hours resources

Resusitation Council (UK):

Access for guidance on:



Dermatology Patient Pathways http://www.dermatology.nhs.scot/dermatology-pathways/
DOH Immunisation against infectious disease (The Green Book) https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation-against-infectious-disease-the-green-book
For Highland's Children http://www.forhighlandschildren.org/
Highland alcohol and drugs partnership http://www.highland-adp.org.uk/
NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries http://cks.nice.org.uk/
Patient.co.uk http://www.patient.co.uk/
Toxbase http://www.toxbase.org/
UpToDate https://www.uptodate.com/home
Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 06 February 2019

Next review: 28 February 2023

Author(s): OOH Clinical Lead

Approved By: TAM subgroup of ADTC

Reviewer Name(s): Clinical Director

Document Id: TAM310