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Heatwave advice for diabetes insipidus patients

Advice for how diabetes insipidus patients should manage their symptoms in the hot summer weather.

Update on supplies of Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate (ex Efcortesol)

November 2017 - Concordia International have given their latest update on the supplies of Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate (ex Efcortesol).

Resolution Chemicals Hydrocortisone tablets

There is a new generic hydrocortisone tablet which is both lactose-free and maize free. Read here the description that  Resolution Chemicals have given about the new tablet.

UPDATE: Besins Healthcare Testogel 16.2mg Pump

There is now a pump version available to deliver Testogel.

Diurnal update: adrenal insufficiency treatment for paediatric patients

Diurnal authorised to produce adrenal insufficiency treatment for paediatric patients 

Pegvisomant is now available in Scotland and Wales

The Pituitary Foundation is delighted to hear that this vital medication will now be made available on the NHS to patients with uncontrolled Acromegaly in Scotland. 

Changes to ambulance staff guidelines for treating adrenal crisis

During the last nine months The Foundation has been involved in a review process of the guidelines for adrenal crisis produced by The Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee. We are delighted to announce that our recommendations have been incorporated to the UK manual.  

Endocrine Specialist Nurse Vacancy

We are looking for an Endocrine Specialist Nurse, with experience predominantly in pituitary disease, to join our charity’s Patient and Family Services Team.

Adrenal Insufficiency: Improving Paramedic Practice

Advanced Paramedic, Andy Baines, talks about acute adrenal insufficiency and how it can be ineffectively managed in pre-hospital settings.

The visual impact of pituitary tumours

One of the key effects of a pituitary tumour which can lead to diagnosis is where it is interfering with eyesight. Dr Denize Atan discusses the visual impact of pituitary tumours.