We provide the following information and support people affected by thyroid disorders in the following ways:

  • Patient literature about all thyroid conditions, symptoms and treatments. Most of our patient leaflets are also available in Urdu, Polish and Arabic. All resources can be downloaded from our website. English versions of leaflets are sent out free of charge to patients, hospitals and clinics in the UK on request

  • A series of patient experience films which are featured on the BTF YouTube channel

  • A comprehensive website

  • BTF News - our newsletter is sent out three times a year (either electronically or by post) to BTF members. Previous editions of the newsletter are available to read on our website

  • Peer support offered by user led local support groups across the UK. The groups hold regular meetings and usually include talks by medical professionals and other speakers who help people improve their understanding of thyroid disorders and provide strategies to manage them

  • A network of volunteer telephone contacts who offer information, peer support and experience-based practical guidance

  • Patient and public information events

  • A medical query answering service 

  • Closed Facebook groups offering support to people affected by hyperthyroidism, thyroid eye disease, thyroid cancer and parents and carers of children with thyroid disorders

  • Research funding - we offer a £20,000 Annual Research Award available to researchers and scientists to fund a two year research project on thyroid disorders

  • Support for nurses -  two £500 Nurse Awards to be used towards conference/training expenses

We work in close partnership with the British Thyroid Association (BTA) and the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS). All our patient literature is endorsed by the BTA and BAETS.

We rely on donations to fund our work supporting and informing people living with thyroid disorders. Please consider making a donation or becoming a member.


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