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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. 

Why I wanted to write ‘Living with Hypopituitarism and other things that happened to come along’

Patient and author, Marilyn Harvey, tells us why she decided to write her book, 'Living with Hypopituitarism and other things that happened to come along’.

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust - Patient Seminar Day

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is holding a Pituitary patient seminar event on 10th November 2017 at Britannia Hotel on Portland Street, Manchester. 

Working with opticians to improve diagnosis times for pituitary patients

The Pituitary Foundation is currently running a campaign with optometrists to raise awareness and try to decrease diagnosis times. Here we have a story from patient, Phil, who talks about being diagnosed immediately by his optician.

Training for marathons and other endurance events for patients with adrenal insufficiency

For those patients who are taking part in marathon events, we provide general guidance to help you keep safe and well whilst running.

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.  

Why you shouldn’t miss our 2017 National Pituitary Conference

“From listening to all the speakers, my life took on a new perspective”

For those of you that aren’t aware, one of The Pituitary Foundation’s support services includes the Pituitary Conferences that are held every 18 months. This event is an opportunity to learn more about pituitary conditions directly from expert medical speakers, and to meet with over 200 other patients. 

A day in the life of Jay

Senior Fundraising Manager, Jay Sheppard, tells us more about himself and why he is so passionate about fundraising.

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.