Summer campaign launch - Think Adrenal Insufficiency
For our summer campaign The Pituitary Foundation is working with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, to encourage all hospitals to have a protocol in place for managing patients with adrenal insufficiency.
The key message is that all hospitals should have a protocol in place for managing patients with adrenal insufficiency. Lack of cortisol can be fatal.
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has made their protocol available should other hospitals like to adopt it, or to use it as a template. Some hospitals may wish to devise a protocol that suits their own specialists - whatever the approach, we would recommend that each hospital should have a protocol in place, as lack of cortisol can be fatal.
The Foundation has had a leaflet designed for the campaign and we are circulating this and organising targeted mailings to staff in hospitals who are in charge of training programmes and implementing protocols.
Members and supporters can get involved and support our Think Adrenal Insufficiency campaign too. We need your help with leaflet distribution and social media publicity. Also an important part of our campaign is publicising patient information to adrenal insufficient patient themselves, in order to help patients understand and manage their condition.
To find out more about our campaign click here.