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.
Click here for further information about our iodine campaign.
If you are looking for a unique fitness challenge, then join us on one of these fun night-time walks around four UK cities organised by Fight for Sight.
We no longer have places for the British 10K London Run on Sunday 14 July 2013 but if you are interested in this race please get in touch as further places may become available.
12 April 2013 Helping to raise funds for the BTF
Monkey is a car insurance comparison site that makes donations to charities when policies are taken out. They have donated £300 to the BTF and if you sign up for a policy with them using this link they will make a £10 donation to the BTF
Notice of temporary unavailability of Eltroxin tablets
11 March 2013
Mercury Pharmaceuticals may have been supplying your thyroid medication in two forms; Eltroxin or levothyroxine tablets. Both are very nearly identical. The Eltroxin tablets are likely to be temporarily unavailable in the near future. This may mean that the pharmacist will give you levothyroxine tablets instead at exactly the same strength (after checking with your doctor). Switching to levothyroxine tablets is very unlikely to cause any problems as the two forms are switching to levothyroxine tablets is v unlikely to cause any problems as the two forms are the same and are produced by the same manufacturer. If you have any problems please let your doctor know. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. Please contact Mercury Pharma Medical Information department in case of any queries:
Tel: 08700 70 30 33
Rock up And Sing Concert
Congratulations to BTF who celebrated their 21st birthday with a stylish and uplifting show at Harrogate's beautiful Royal Hall on Sunday 24 March. The local rock choirs from Rock Up & Sing performed a number of songs which the audience clearly loved. By the time we got to 'Time Warp' and 'Dancing Queen' everyone was on their feet! We are very grateful to the many local businesses and individuals who supported us with generous donations to our raffle and to all those who gave their time and efforts to make the night such a success.
30 December 2012
Many congratulations to BTF Patron Josef Craig who won BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year earlier this month, and has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List.
MHRA suspends licence for Teva levothyroxine 100 micgrogram tablets http://www.mhra.gov.uk/NewsCentre/Pressreleases/CON143688
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The Human Medicines Regulations 2012
The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 came into force on 14 August. The regulations have introduced some policy changes
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British Thyroid Association British Thyroid Association - medical professionals encouraging the highest standards in patient care and research.
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)