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BSPED Adrenal Insufficiency Card: Paediatric steroid care plan for sick days and emergencies

The BSPED Adrenal Insufficiency Paediatric Steroid Treatment Card provides a succinct steroid management plan for illnesses, emergency injections and blood sugar & electrolyte correction. It is available to view or download from the website below. The BSPED is keen to encourage uniform practice and improve the care of children and young people with adrenal insufficiency.  If you have any queries regarding the card please contact the BSPED Clinical Committee ([email protected]).

Download BSPED adrenal insufficiency card

The full BSPED guidelines on the Emergency and Peri-operative Management of Adrenal Insufficiency in Children can be found here: BSPED Adrenal Insufficiency Consensus Guidelines

BSPED Patient Information Leaflets

This BSPED leaflet series has been written by members of the BSPED & reviewed by the Clinical Committee. They are designed to give general information about a patient's condition and treatment.  For any further questions the patient's doctor or specialist nurse should be contacted.  If printing the leaflets, please select the correct version and ensure to print on both sides of the paper.

Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome  Print version
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Print version
Cushing's Syndrome Print version
Diabetes Insipidus  Print version
Evorel Patches Patient Information Leaflet Print version
Hypopituitarism (Multiple Pituitary Hormone Deficiency) Print version
Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) in childhood Print version
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) in childhood Print version
Klinefelter's syndrome Print version
Pros and Cons of GH Treatment in Children Print version
Pubertal Gynaecomastia (breast enlargement in boys at puberty) Print version

For further information we recommend the following sources of patient information:


 Explain was developed as part of a project to improve communication between young people, their parents/carers and healthcare professionals in endocrine clinics. The website is now looked after by BSPED as a useful resource for patients.


Patient Support Groups and Charities

Please also refer to our Patient Resources page for links to other groups and charities that can provide support and information for different conditions.