ENDOCRINE SERVICE -COVID-19 UPDATE

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are having to change how we deliver the care for our patients.

Patients who have symptoms (fever/cough) or if family members have symptoms should not attend the hospital, unless it is an emergency and should inform staff of their symptoms immediately on arrival.

To reduce the number of people attending hospital and thereby limiting the transmission of the virus, we will be performing telephone consultations. Where possible these calls will be made at the same time as the original clinic appointment time.

Routine blood tests and day case investigations will be re-scheduled as soon as we are able to resume normal clinical service.

Patients who need to be reviewed in person will still be seen in clinic where possible.

Those who need urgent blood tests/treatments, provisions will be made either in the community or in the hospital.

Advice for patients on steroid (hydrocortisone) therapy  can be found  on the link below

Adrenal Insufficiency Management

Patients with Bone Conditions,

There is information from the Brittle Bone Society below

https://brittlebone.org/update-on-covid19-and-shielding-guidelines-from-brittle-bone-society-medical-advisory-board/

Children with Russell-Silver Syndrome

Statement from Consensus Authors

There is also advice and information for endocrine conditions on the society links below

BSPED

Society for Endocrinology

Departmental Contact Details

For advice on urgent clinical matters, please contact the endocrine service

Endocrine Secretary – 0141 451 6548  Endocrine Nurses– 07904881485

Out of Hours– 0141 201 0000 and ask for the Endocrine Consultant on call

For non-urgent matters please email rhsc.endocrine@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

And we will try and get back to you as soon as possible.