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The British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) 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.

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 medical-query@btf-thyroid.org 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