NHS Steroid Emergency Card launch

The Royal College of Physicians has worked with the Society for Endocrinology and in conjunction with NHSE to develop the approved NHS Steroid Emergency Card.

This new card has been developed to be carried by patients at risk of adrenal crisis. The new emergency card will increase awareness of the need to increase steroids promptly in patients at risk of an adrenal crisis, particularly when presenting in the emergency department or to acute medicine teams, undergoing surgery, or invasive procedures.

To keep patients with adrenal insufficiency safe during the COVID-19 crisis the NHS Emergency Steroid Card is now available to download as a PDF. Patients can download the card via the Society for Endocrinology website.

Updated guidance on the management of adrenal insufficiency will published soon.

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