It is vital that people with conditions like adrenal insufficiency and diabetes insipidus feel safe going into hospital and able to trust they will receive the necessary treatment.
We hear too many stories of pituitary patients being denied their vital medications (e.g. hydrocortisone and desmopressin) when in hospital or A&E and it is unacceptable. These drugs should never be omitted
Due to the pandemic, the focus was not on physical leaflets, but digital interventions. We asked our whole community to use their social media- and their imagination – to get the message out!
We also asked patients to complete the inaugural Patient Care Survey, which was the largest survey ever undertaken in this area.
We were delighted to have the support of the Society of Endocrinology for this campaign.