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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

  • Edinburgh Local Group Meeting 8 May 2018

    The next meeting of the Edinburgh local support group will be on Tuesday 26 June. Prof Mark Strachan will be the speaker. For more details please see this page.

  • Krakow Declaration on Iodine 2018 19 Apr 2018

    Iodine is essential for the health of future generations. Please read and sign the Krakow Declaration on Iodine to help prevent the lifelong and debilitating effects of iodine deficiency in Europe. #IodineDeclaration

  • Milton Keynes Group Meeting 28 Mar 2018

    The Milton Keynes group will be meeting on Saturday 19 May 2018. Dr Asif Malik Humayun, Consultant Physicial (Diabetes & Endrocrinology) at Milton Keynes University Hospital will be speaking about hypothyroidism. More details can be found here.

  • Bristol support meeting 8 Mar 2018

    The BTF Bristol local support group will meet on Wednesday 14 March. Nutritionist Victoria Kubiak will be speaking about different ways of managing your thyroid condition. Find out more.

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.

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