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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the British Thyroid Foundation uses and protects any information that you give the British Thyroid Foundation
The British Thyroid Foundation is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, such as membership forms, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
If you provide information when getting in touch with us, about for example your details in a medical query, we will not ask for any other unnecessary personal information, and your question and reply will be temporarily stored securely in the BTF files.
The British Thyroid Foundation may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from July 2019.

What we collect
• If you complete a membership form we will collect the following information:
o name and address (or the name and age of your child, if you are joining on their behalf)
o contact information including email address
o demographic information such as postcode, type of disorder
• We will occasionally collect information using a survey tool (service provider Privacy Policy applies)
• We may conduct a downloadable anonymous survey from the BTF website

Why we collect this information
We require this information for membership administration and the legitimate interests of the work, aims and objectives of the BTF. In particular it helps us to:
o manage internal record keeping
o understand your needs and provide you with a service to suit your requirements
o provide the statistics needed to help with research projects

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we have stored. We destroy all data that is no longer required.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
• whenever you are asked to fill in a form that you have either downloaded from the website or filled in online, you can click to indicate that you want the British Thyroid Foundation to contact you. If the box remains unticked we will not contact you.
• if you have previously agreed to us contacting you, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to a third party. If you have opted in to agreeing to the BTF contacting you, we may use your personal information to send you BTF promotional information or surveys which we think you may find interesting.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Latest News

  • Thyroid Disorders and Young People Video Series 10 Oct 2019

    We are excited to launch a series of short films featuring teenagers and young people with thyroid disorders.Watch them here or on our YouTube channel.

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  • Pregnancy and Thyroid Disorders Information 31 Jul 2019

    We have produced some guidance to help patients understand more about their thyroid disorder and how it may affect, or be affected by, pregnancy. In addition we have resources for medical professionals which are designed to help clinicians improve their management and monitoring of women with hypothyroidism who are pregnant or trying to conceive. 

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  • Liothyronine - Updated RMOC Guidance 16 Jul 2019

    The Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee (RMOC) have clarified the guidance issued to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) on the prescribing of liothyronine. 

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  • Repeat NHS prescriptions 15 Jul 2019

    In a bid to increase patient safety and reduce medicines waste, health commissioning groups across the country are changing the way repeat prescriptions can be ordered. In many areas, pharmacies will no longer be able to order medications from GPs on behalf of patients. Instead you will need to order your repeat prescriptions from your GP practice yourself.

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Medical Queries

We have a comprehensive range of guides on thyroid disorders and treatments available to download for free:

You may also contact us via email at for support, though please note that it may take our medical advisors several weeks to answer your queries. We do not receive funding for answering medical queries, so please consider making a donation if you are able.

All Trials

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.AllTrials petition