Free Booklet Scheme

Welcome to NAM's 'free booklet scheme' online ordering

Important information regarding the free booklet scheme:

Due to changes to the NHS commissioning structure and non-availability of funding for patient information materials, from 1 April 2014 (the start of the 2014/2015 financial year), NAM is introducing subscription charges for our treatment information and patient education materials.

We have based our subscription prices on the number of patients within each NHS trust or clinic and we have written to trusts to advise them which band they fall under.

In addition to a regular supply of the full range of NAM’s printed patient information materials, our subscription package also includes:

  • Access to an online portal for clinics and patients, which includes decision tools, translated materials and the option to download our resources.
  • Regular reporting on the number of materials ordered including the number of patients that access your portal, to help you evidence your centre’s delivery against the patient education and patient self-management targets in your own NHS standard contract.
  • We will work with your staff and patient groups to develop or adapt resources, allowing you to deliver the resources most appropriate for your clinic.
  • Resources and materials that are certified by the Information Standard (IS) - the kite mark for trustworthy information (the only in-clinic resources available with IS certification), as well as resources which carry the Crystal Mark, issued by the Plain English Campaign

If your clinic has not yet joined our subscription scheme, you can still request booklets from us, however the last date to order resources from us is 15 March and there is a maximum order quantity of five copies per each title. 

To speak to us about joining the scheme, telephone 020 7837 6988 or email us at info@nam.org.uk

Hepatitis C Basics

These illustrated leaflets give basic information about hepatitis C, explaining factors involved with hepatitis C treatment for people living with HIV,  basic information about how hepatitis C can be transmitted and information for gay men about how hepatitis C can be passed on during sex.

They have been produced in collaboration with The Hepatitis C Trust and the Co-Infection Alliance.

Hepatitis C

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on hepatitis C for people living with HIV.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2013

Hepatitis C treatment

An illustrated leaflet explaining some of the factors involved in hepatitis C treatment decisions for people living with HIV.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2013

How hepatitis C is passed on

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on hepatitis C transmission.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2013

How hepatitis C is passed on during sex

An illustrated leaflet for MSM living with HIV, explaining how hepatitis C is passed on during sex.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2013

The basics (second editions 2012)

Each leaflet focuses on a few key facts, and uses simple language and pictures to bring the information to life. The leaflets are designed to be used as part of a discsussion between a healthcare professional or advocate and a person with HIV. 

An HIV treatment journey

An illustrated leaflet showing the journey that many people go on with HIV treatment.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

CD4 and viral load

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on key health monitoring tests.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Having a baby

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on having a baby without passing on HIV.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

HIV and the immune system

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on the immune system.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

How treatment works

An illustrated leaflet showing how different types of anti-HIV drugs work against HIV.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Seven ways to look after your health

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on healthy living.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Side-effects

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on possible side-effects of HIV treatment.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published 2012

Taking drugs on time

An illustrated leaflet explaining the importance of taking drugs on time.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Undetectable viral load

An illustrated leaflet explaining what is meant by undetectable viral load.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

When should I start treatment

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on when to start HIV treatment.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

The basics (new editions first published in 2012)

Based on feebdack from health professionals and individuals living with HIV, we have expanded our successful series of illustrated leaflets to cover a range of new topics. 

A healthy weight

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on diet and exercise for people living with HIV.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Better off knowing

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on why it is better to have an HIV test and know your HIV status.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Drug resistance

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on HIV drug resistance.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Health checks

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on health checks for people living with HIV.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Myths and facts

An illustrated leaflet helping to separate HIV myths and facts.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Testing

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on HIV testing in the UK.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Transmission facts

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on HIV transmission facts.

Minimum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Transmission and the law

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on HIV transmission and the law in England and Wales.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Transmission and viral load

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on HIV transmission and viral load.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

TB & HIV

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on HIV and TB (tuberculosis).

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

How TB is passed on

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on how tuberculosis (TB) is passed on.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Treatment for TB and HIV

An illustrated leaflet giving basic information on treatment for HIV and TB (tuberculosis).

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Very recent infection

An illustrated leaflet giving basicAdherence & resistance information on very recent HIV infection.

New | Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

NAM Booklets

Straightforward, easy to read information, covering the key topics relating to HIV treatment and wider health issues.

Anti-HIV drugs

This booklet is a starting point for anyone who wants to know about the drugs used in HIV treatment.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published March 2012

CD4, viral load & other tests

This booklet provides information on tests used to monitor health, including CD4 counts and viral load testing.

New | Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

HIV, GPs & other primary care

This booklet explains the services GPs offer, how this fits with HIV specialist care, and how to make the most of primary care services.

New | Maximum 5 copies per order | Published October 2012

HIV & hepatitis

This booklet gives information for people with HIV who also have hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published August 2010

HIV, mental health & emotional wellbeing

This booklet is an introduction to mental health for people with HIV.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published June 2010

HIV & sex

This booklet provides information on sexual health for people with HIV.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2011

HIV & TB

This booklet gives introductory information about tuberculosis (TB) and how it is treated.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published June 2008

HIV & women

This booklet provides answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about HIV and women.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published November 2010

Nutrition

This booklet provides information on nutrition for people with HIV.

New | Maximum 5 copies per order | Published August 2011

Side-effects (2013)

This booklet provides information about the possible side-effects of HIV treatment.

New | Maximum 5 copies per order | Published 2013 Second edition

HIV, stigma and discrimination

This booklet provides information on HIV stigma and discrimination and how to tackle them.

Maximum 5 copies per order | Published February 2012

Delivery Details

If you are already part of NAM's Free Booklet Distribution Scheme, we may have your delivery details on the system already. Please enter the first part of your postcode to find your address.


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