We’re delighted to announce "Living with Addison's Disease – A Guide For People With Addison's, Supporters and Professionals", has been commended by the 2019 British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards, held on Tuesday 10th September 2019 at BMA House, London.

The Awards give recognition to accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced information which promote greater awareness and understanding of health matters, and patient choice.

Since publication in February 2019, the Living with Addison’s book instantly became a must-read in the Addison’s community receiving 5 stars reviews including:

  • “So good - it should be given to you on diagnosis of Addison’s Disease!!”
  • “Lots of things I didn’t know...wish I’d had this book last year when I got ill.”
  • “Every endocrinologist and GP should recommend it to their AD patients.”

The book is available in paperback and for Kindle at Amazon, globally.

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Co-authors Professor Simon Pearce and Sarah Spain (pictured) comment:


“It was a great pleasure to write this book with Sarah and many other expert contributors. It is a delightful surprise that it has been recognised by the BMA in this way.


“I much enjoyed collaborating with Simon over the writing of this book and am also thrilled that it has been so well received - by the BMA, by people with Addison’s and by those who care for them.

For more information on the BMA patient awards, please click here to visit their website.

Our Authors

Simon Pearce is Professor of Endocrinology at Newcastle University (UK), affiliated to the Institute of Genetic Medicine and the Royal Victoria Infirmary (part of the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), where he is an Honorary Consultant. He published his first research paper on Addison’s disease in 1998 and since then has been working to improve understanding of and treatment for the condition.

Sarah Spain MA MSc was diagnosed with Addison’s Disease in her early 30s. A published author, she has an academic as well as a personal interest in the experience of long-term conditions and, particularly, issues surrounding health and social inequalities. For many years, she has contributed as a patient advocate and lay voice on several committees, for NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), the Royal College of Physicians, NHS England and OCDEM (Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology & Diabetes) based at Churchill Hospital, Oxford.

With contributions from :

  • John Wass is a Professor of Endocrinology at Oxford University
  • Victoria Rouse is a GP working in Gateshead. She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child, and then diagnosed with Addison’s disease during the first few years of working as a junior doctor. 
  • Tim Cheetham is Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Endocrinology and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle. 
  • Philip Yeoh is Consultant Nurse in Endocrinology at The London Clinic, a charity and independent hospital.