Thyroid disease is rare in children and in newborn babies, however, if your child is diagnosed with thyroid disease, it can be distressing. There is little information and support for children with thyroid disease, and for parents/carers. The British Thyroid Foundation is working to fill this gap.
Current Supporters of our Children's Project:
Bettys & Taylors or Harrogate 2011 Grant Award
Society for Endocrinology 2011 Grant Award
What the BTF Children’s Project has accomplished so far:
We have created a comprehensive website area for children with thyroid disease, and their parents/carers, which includes
What the BTF Children’s Project will accomplish:
What BTF wants to accomplish:
25 September 2014
Fatigue in people who have an underactive thyroid
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July 2014 BSL Signed Information Clips
SignHealth have created a series of signed informational videos about thyroid issues. Find them on their website here
26 June 2014
Diagnosis of babies with Congenital Hypothyroidism
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8 June 2014
Iodine supplements for a healthy thyroid
Information about the importance of taking iodine supplements and who needs them.
Drug Availability Updates
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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)