Dear patient,

You may have received a steroid card from us in the post.

https://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/DIA_SEC_01.pdf

This card contains useful information about your current medication especially steroids that should be shared with any health care provider if you are unwell.

It may be helpful to add this to the medical information section of your smart phone to enable the emergency services to know you are on high dose steroids in case of an emergency.

See the link below for how to do this or ask your phone provider

https://uk.pcmag.com/health-fitness/70260/how-to-add-emergency-info-to-your-phones-lock-screen

Phrases you could use are

“ I am a patient on daily STEROID therapy that must NOT be stopped abruptly”

“ This patient is PHYSICALLY DEPENDANT ON DAILY STEROID THERAPY and MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL DOSES WHEN UNWELL”