The British Thyroid Foundation is a charity dedicated to supporting people with thyroid disorders and helping their families and people around them to understand the condition. Since setting up in 1991 we have worked with medical professionals to ensure that the information we provide is reliable and evidence-based.
Our volunteers have first-hand knowledge of thyroid disease, enabling them to help you, whether by phone or at meetings. The British Thyroid Foundation is for anyone who wants to know the facts about thyroid disease. Whatever your type of thyroid disorder we will provide you with information and support.
Now in its fourth year, the Carrots NightWalks are popular night-time sponsored walks organised by Fight for Sight (FFS) to help raise funds for research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.
Last year a bunch of us took part in the walk to raise money for the BTF and as a result we successfully partnered with FFS to fund a research study into thyroid eye disease.
Thyroid eye disease is a disfiguring, and potentially sight-threatening disease and one of the BTF's projects is to bring about improvements for patients. More research is desperately needed and we want to do our bit to help people who suffer from this distressing disease.
In September we'll be taking part in this fantastic event once again and joining hundreds of other walkers who'll also be raising money for sight-threatening diseases. Please support us and help us raise money to fund another research study into thyroid eye disease please click here.
Clinical trials are used to test new and existing treatments. Sometimes the results (the overall picture of the treatment’s effects) are not published - which means that other medical researchers and doctors cannot use them. If you would like to change this situation to the ultimate benefit of patients, please sign the AllTrials petition.
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July 2014 BSL Signed Information Clips
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British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons - the representative body of British Surgeons who have a specialist interest in surgery of the endocrine glands (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal)