The British Thyroid Foundation 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.
Now in its fourth year, the Carrots NightWalks are popular night-time sponsored walks organised by Fight for Sight to help raise funds for research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.
This year's Carrots Nightwalks will take place in September. You can join up to walk in one of five UK cities: London (19 September), Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford (26 September) and Glasgow (27 September).
|We have five places available in the 2014 British 10K London Run. The run takes place on 13 July 2014
and is a great way to see the sights whilst raising money!
If running is not for you then why not take a place on our Great Manchester Cycle - a unique event on a route around Manchester that is completely closed to traffic.We have five places available for either a 26 or 52 mile ride on 29 June 2014.
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.
Leaving a Legacy
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23 April 2014
UK wide study of patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
A UK wide study is being planned to determine the long term health outcomes following the treatment (with surgery, radio-iodine, thyroxine) of patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.
23 April 2014
The latest news about Levothyroxine and Eltroxin tablets from Andipharm Mercury (AMCo)
AMCo have produced literature to help clear up any confusion for some patients about which products are available, and whether products marketed by AMCo as branded Eltroxin or as generic levothyroxine are the same or different.
2 April 2014
BTF Christmas cards for sale
We have a selection of BTF Christmas cards which we're selling off at reduced prices.
28 January 2014
Thyroid Cancer Patient Information film
Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust have produced a new film for patients who have been newly diagnosed with thyroid cancer
Patient information event to take place for people with Thyroid Eye Disease
The meeting will be held on 16 May 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne and will be a fantastic opportunity for patients to meet European and UK experts, find out about the latest advances, and get involved in discussions about the priorities of future research into TED.
Volunteers wanted for patient film project
BTF is looking for people to take part in 3 short films we'll be making about hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
Thyroid Eye Disease and Smoking Cessation Leaflet
If you've had Graves' and/or TED then please read a new smoking cessation leaflet and let us have your feedback.
Thyroid Eye Disease Study Team (WALES)
The NISCHR CRC is looking for two volunteers with experience of thyroid eye disease to take part in a study.
Response to Petition #PE01463 to Scottish Parliament
The BTF has submitted a response to Petition #PE01463 to the Scottish Parliament about the treatment of thyroid and adrenal disorders.
5 November 2013
Thyroid Eye Disease Research
Congratulations to Matt Edmunds of the University of Birmingham who has been awarded the Fight for Sight/BTF and TEDct Research Award.
23 October 2013
Mercury Pharma report a shortage in the supply of carbimazole 20mg
Drug Availability Updates
The latest news and updates from pharmaceutical companies can be found below.
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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)