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  • The GP's role is an important one for the early identification and diagnosis of Addison's disease as well as the ongoing patient care for those with the condition. Guidance information for GPs is available for diagnosing and caring for the person with Addison's and this is produced by the ADSHG Clinical Advisory Panel.

The ADSHG crisis guidelines gives emergency medical treatment guidance for paramedics or hospital staff and ADSHG surgical guidelines provides guidance in the event of minor or major surgery or dental work.

 

Publications specifically for GPs
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Diagnosing Addison's: a guide for GPs
This leaflet, 'Diagnosing Addison's: a guide for GPs', has been developed for the ADSHG by our Clinical Advisory Panel, led by Professor John Wass. It outlines the role of the GP in the early detection of Addison's disease and covers information on symptoms and clinical signs, primary care investigations and referral.

 

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Caring for the UK Addison's patient: information for GPs
This leaflet, 'Caring for the patient with Addison's: information for GPs', has been developed for the ADSHG by our Clinical Advisory Panel, led by Professor John Wass. It outlines the role of the GP in managing Addison’s disease at each stage in the UK patient life cycle from diagnosis to old age. This leaflet includes guidance on the usual UK steroid replacement regime that GPs are expected to prescribe on repeat.

 

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Other primary care related resources
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ADSHG crisis guidelines
The ADSHG crisis guidelines gives emergency medical treatment guidance for paramedics or hospital staff in the event of a person with Addison's suffering an adrenal crisis. This letter should be signed by your doctor. This document is also available in eight foreign languages for those who live or travel abroad.

 

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ADSHG surgical guidelines
The ADSHG surgical guidelines are intended for the information of medics and healthcare professionals (including dentists) and have been developed for the ADSHG by our Clinical Advisory Panel. They explain what level of extra medication and monitoring patients with Addison's disease will need in the event of most types of minor or major surgery or dental work.

 

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Additional publications
The ADSHG publishes an extensive range of free downloadable publications for healthcare professionals and patients with Addison's, along with educational materials explaining Addison's.

 

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Emergencies & hospitalisation
This part of the ADSHG website provides information and descriptions on how to identify the warning signs of adrenal crisis, recognising and responding to adrenal emergencies and how patients should obtain and give themselves an emergency injections.

 



Promoting good medical practice
The ADSHG works with many leading medical professionals including the ADSHG’s Clinical Advisory Panel (ACAP) to promote good medical practice and help improve the diagnosis, care and well being of those with Addison's.

 


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Addison’s Clinical Advisory Panel (ACAP)
The Addison’s Clinical Advisory Panel (ACAP) is a group of endocrinologists with an interest in adrenal medicine. They advise the ADSHG on our clinical guidelines, write medical commentaries and review our publications for us. They are led by Professor John Wass of the Churchill Hospital, Oxford.

 


 

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