Steroid Emergency Cards

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According to national guidance from the NHS, patients on certain regular steroids (some tablets and high-dose inhalers) are eligible for a Steroid Emergency Card. This is for patients to carry around with them, and can help healthcare staff identify and provide information on emergency treatment if required e.g. if acutely unwell with fever or surgery.

These Steroid Emergency Cards are different to the blue Steroid Treatment cards and patients may require either card or both depending on their condition and their specific steroid dose. If you have lost or misplaced your Steroid Emergency card, you can print one out at