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GP Out of Hours Guidelines Highland HSCP (GP OOH)



  • Highland HSCP
  • GP OOHs 

Alcohol and drugs

Bite wounds

  • Bite wounds (NHS Highland intranet access required) (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?

Suspected ischaemic chest pain

Resus Council (UK) for:

  • Tachycardia in Adults
  • Automated defibrilation
  • Bradycardia in Adults


  • For information on the management of death in NHS Highland see: death

Musculoskeletal and joint disease

  • For Chronic knee pain and Low back pain see: Orthopaedics

Obstetrics and gynaecology

Palliative care

Last reviewed: 20/01/2023

Next review date: 31/01/2026

Approved By: TAMSG of the ADTC

Reviewer name(s): Lorien Cameron-Ross, Clinical Director Out of Hours .

Document Id: TAM310

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Further information for Patients

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Self-management information