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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

  • Janis Hickey Receives MBE 15 Apr 2019

    BTF Founder Janis Hickey received her MBE from Prince Charles at the investiture at Buckingham Palace on 4 April. Janis said ‘What a wonderful event it was, and lovely to meet other recipients from different walks of life and hear about their work. It was a proud moment to walk into the Ballroom to receive the award and discuss the BTF with Prince Charles, who was interested in the work we do.’ She's pictured (second from right) with her family after the ceremony.

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  • BTF Research Award - 2019 winners 11 Apr 2019

    We are delighted to announce the winners of the BTF Research Awards 2019. For the first time we're awarding two grants of £20,000 to projects which will fund research into thyroid cancer and congenital hypothyroidism. 

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  • Thyroid Eye Disease Patient Information Meeting 4 Mar 2019

    TEDct are holding a Thyroid Eye Disease Patient Information Meeting on Saturday 8 June 2019 at Western Eye Hospital, London. For programme and registration details view the flyer or email info@tedct.org.uk

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  • Latest Newsletter 4 Mar 2019

    BTF Members will soon be receiving BTF News 100. A copy of the BTF newsletter is sent to members three times a year. For this and access to other benefits, join the BTF today!

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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