ACTION REQUIRED Steroid Emergency Cards

In August 2020 a National Patient Safety Alert was issued regarding the issuing of a Steroid Emergency Card to relevant patients to support the early recognition and treatment of adrenal crisis in adults. Actions are to be completed by no later than 13 May 2021.

It is the prescribers responsibility to ensure that all eligible patients are issued with a Steroid Emergency Card. Please do contact the CPH office if any prescribing organisations are expecting your pharmacy to issue the initial cards.

Community pharmacies are requested to hold copies of the Steroid Emergency Card in stock to provide to patients if they lose or misplace their original cards. 

The Steroid Emergency Card is available to order from Primary Care Support England (PCSE online).