Since 1991, we have been working to help improve outcomes for people across the UK living with thyroid disorders. These are the principles that guide us in our work.


A world where the best possible treatment and care is accessible to all people with thyroid disorders.


We are dedicated to providing people with the highest standard of support and information about thyroid disorders based on the best current medical evidence and individual experiences.

Values and Beliefs

•        We must put the needs of members and people with thyroid disorders before any other consideration.

•        We will provide a quality service based on medical evidence and individual experience which is accessible to everyone.

•        We are committed to remaining open-minded and will do our best to encourage involvement and foster peer support.

•        We believe in a culture of success and a harmonious and rewarding working environment where individuals and teams can flourish. 

•        We will demonstrate a professional approach to our work at all times.


The Trust is established: 

a) to promote the relief and treatment of persons suffering from thyroid disorders and related conditions or diseases and to provide advice, information and support both for such persons, their families and the public generally, and

b) to promote and support research, and to disseminate for the public benefit the results of any such research into the causes and possible cures (whether partial or complete) and the possible prevention of the said disorders and diseases.


Extract from the British Thyroid Foundation Trust Deed, October 1991