Welcome to the autumn 2018 edition of the ADSHG newsletter, with a refreshed, modern design. This new-look edition gives details of the forthcoming Special General Meeting and medical seminar, with messages from our Founder, the new Chair and the Treasurer.

This issue also includes information on the prices of generic medicines and updates from ADSHG medical grant recipients. Additionally, Jane Hodgkins offers members helpful advice on how to reduce psychological stress and we report on ambulance awareness, fundraising events and social meetings.

Download : Magazine - Autumn 2018

This issue includes patients’ experience with the hydrocortisone pump, ambulance awareness update and much, much more!


Page 2: Special General Meeting and medical seminar
Editor's letter 

Page 3: Letter from our Founder
Deana's last column as President

Page 4: Message from the Chair
ADSHG transformation programme

Page 5: View from our Treasurer
Introduction to the editorial design team

Pages 6-7: An endocrine nurse specialist’s experience
Starting a continuous hydrocortisone infusion pump service in my clinic

Patients’ experience with the hydrocortisone pump

Page 8: Meet the Trustees - Andrew Glass
Volunteering time to help the ADSHG
Generic research - give blood

Page 9: Ambulance awareness
Copycat ambo services - state of flux on ambulance scene
Participation in the ULTRADIAN study

Page 10: Report on the third joint meeting of Addison’s Disease European Patients’ Organisations
Call for volunteer speakers
Renew your Medic Exempt card

Page 11: Coping with psychological stress
Jane Hodgkin provides advice on how to reduce psychological stress

Pages 12-13: ADSHG grant recipient reports
Three Award recipients provide an update on their areas of research

Pages 14-16: My perspective - stories from the Addison’s community
Check that prescription!
Run, Jennifer. Run!
A medical emergency and my hospital stay
An apple a day...

Page 17: IT@ADSHG
Engagement of IT partner to facilitate core IT support
Christmas 2018 special offers from the online Shop

Pages 18-19: Fundraising stories
Cuppa and cake at Caernarfon
Sam's Fundraiser Day
Featherstone Kickboxing Club

Pages 20-21: Ask the expert - The prices of generic medicines
Hydrocortisone prices at last coming down, but we need more help from you

Pages 22-23: Socials@Addisons
Event calendar
Social meetings and reports 
Volunteers needed for endocrine conferences 2018

Page 24: The back page
Subscription rates 2019
ADSHG Trustees, officers and volunteers