To keep patients with Addison's or adrenal insufficiency safe during the COVID-19 crisis NHSE&I have agreed the early release of the new NHS Emergency Steroid Card.

The full guidance related to the release of the NHS Emergency Steroid Card is not yet ready for publication and hard copies have yet to be produced. But the COVID-19 crisis has taken precedence and the PDF version is now available for people with Addison's or adrenal insufficiency to print themselves.

The card can be downloaded from the Society for Endocrinology adrenal crisis webpage.

This card is a welcome addition to our Adrenal Crisis Emergency wallet card, which is intended for the information of paramedics, GPs, Accident & Emergency staff and other front-line medical personnel, on the treatment required to prevent an adrenal crisis in the event of serious injury or illness.

The development of the NHS Emergency Steroid Card is a fantastic and reassuring resource for those of us living with Addison's. It's development shows the increased awareness around the correct and fast treatment for adrenal crisis, one of the main aims of our charity work, our great thanks to the commitment of the team involved! We will keep all our members informed on the progress on the release of the full guidance.