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.
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We are currently receiving a high volume of medical queries electronically. We are therefore only able to reply medical queries sent by members of the BTF at present. We do however have a comprehensive range of guides on thyroid disorders and treatments available to download for free:
Access our guides to thyroid disorders and treatments.
Download our free factsheet on thyroid and diet.
Download a BTF membership form.
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.
1 October 2015
BTF Nurse Award Winner 2015
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2015 Evelyn Ashley Smith Nurse Award
8 September 2015
BTA Statement on the Management of Primary Hypothyroidism 2015
See the new BTA Statement plus the Q&As BTF has produced to accompany it.
28 July 2015
Please take part in a short questionnaire to share your experiences of having a child diagnosed with congenital hypothyroidism.
31 March 2015
BTF Research Award 2015
Congratulations to Dr Carla Moran who has been awarded this year's Research Award for her work into hypothyroidism.
10 March 2015
Patient journeys - BTF films
We are delighted to have produced a series of short films featuring people talking about their experience of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
22 January 2015
Fight for Sight and BTF Co-fund New Research
A research grant co-funded by Fight for Sight and the British Thyroid Foundation has been awarded to researchers at London's NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
15 December 2014
Thyroid cancer - patient journeys
BTF has produced four short films for patients with thyroid cancer. Please get in touch if you would like more information or support.
5 November 2014
Patient Knowledge of antithyroid drug-induced agranulocytosis - article published in the European Thyroid Journal.
July 2014 BSL Signed Information Clips
SignHealth have created a series of signed informational videos about thyroid issues. Find them on their website here
8 June 2014
Iodine supplements for a healthy thyroid
Information about the importance of taking iodine supplements and who needs them.
Drug Availability Updates
The latest news and updates from pharmaceutical companies can be found below.
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Leaving a Legacy
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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)