Call for endocrinologists
National Survey of current management of patients with chronic hypoparathyroidism
Parathyroid UK and the Society for Endocrinology are supporting Professor Jeremy Turner and Dr Jian Shen Kiam (Norwich) in this important audit. It aims to give a clearer picture of current practice and hopefully inform a future management protocol. We would be enormously grateful if you (or a colleague) could complete the survey and share it far and wide we would be enormously grateful. The data collection tool is available in pdf format ( attached) or online here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K3RTWFC
COVID-19 and endocrine and metabolic diseases. An updated statement from the European Society of Endocrinology
Endocrine, M. Puig-Domingo, M. Marazuela, B.Yildiz, A.Giustina April 2021
Society for Endocrinology Planning & recommendations for COVID-19 second wave
* Prioritise severe or symptomatic hypercalcaemia and hypocalcaemia
Endocrinology in the time of Covid-19: Management of calcium metabolic disorders and osteoporosis
EJE bioscientifica, Gittoes et al, May 2020
Society for Endocrinology (SfE) COVID-19 resources for managing endocrine conditions
Coronavirus and parathyroid conditions FAQs
Template letter to give to your patients with hypoparathyroidism
European Society for Endocrinology(ESE) Clinical Guideline: Treatment of Chronic Hypoparathyroidism in Adults
Bollerslev et al, EJE 173:2 July 2015
Management of Hypoparathyroidism: Summary Statement and Guidelines
JCEM Volume 101, Issue 6, 1 June 2016, 2273–2283
BAETS Post Thyroidectomy Hypocalcaemia Guidelines
Data from the UK Registry of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgery (www.baets.org.uk/audit) shows that post thyroidectomy hypocalcaemia rates can reach 27%.
Read the BAETS Post op hypocalcaemia management guidance here
NICE guidelines on Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Nice guideline (NG132) 23rd May 2019
Parathyroid UK helped to develop this guideline which covers diagnosing, assessing and managing primary hyperparathyroidism. It aims to improve recognition and treatment of this condition, reducing long‑term complications and improving quality of life.
Download or order our Patient information leaflets.
All our leaflets are available for clinics to order and are sent out free of charge.
Endocrine Nurses: We are always at the SfE Endocrine Nurses Update and the BES. We’d love to see you at our stand! How can we help you? Please get in touch
Are you planning a new study? We have a database of over 2,500 willing participants. Please get in touch with Liz Glenister if you are interested.
You might be interested in our Research Collection of hypopara and hyperpara studies.
Is calcium supplementation always needed in patients with hypoparathyroidism? The first study to query the need for calcium supplements in hypopara patients.
Patient experience and case studies
Our Patient Stories provide first-hand testimonies of people living with the condition, and help raise awareness about the difficulties of living with different types of hypoparathyroidism, CaSR and hyperparathyroidism. These were the first stories about the patient experience of hypoparathyroidism ever to be published.
Our ‘Living with chronic hypoparathyroidism‘ booklet presents the data of the first UK wide survey of 240 hypopara patients (see bottom of page).