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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

  • London Marathon News 27 Apr 2017

    Congratulations and thank you David Swan and Paul Davis on completing the Virgin London Marathon and raising such a fantastic amount for us!  

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  • Clinical Trials Open Day 23 Apr 2017

    Ever wanted to know more about Graves’ disease and thyroid eye disease (TED) and what research is taking place? Come and join us in Newcastle on 18 May, 9.30am - 1.30pm to hear talks from experts, have your questions answered, and help bring about improvements for patients by sharing your experience of Graves’ and TED. There will be an opportunity to visit to the clinical research facilities and learn about current important research trials. Booking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Download the poster for more information. We look forward to seeing you there.  

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  • Graves' Disease - Share Your Story 30 Mar 2017

    If you have Graves' disease and live in either the Devon area or near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, would you be happy to talk to a journalist about your experiences of your thyroid disorder and your views about a new drug being assessed for the treatment of Graves' Disease (see this page for further information)? If so, please email info@btf-thyroid.org with the subject line: ‘Devon’ or ‘Newcastle’. Thank you.

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  • Thyroid Eye Disease Photos Wanted 8 Mar 2017

    TEAMeD are looking for photos of people with varying degrees of Thyroid Eye Disease for a national campaign to raise awareness.

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Medical Queries

We are currently receiving a high volume of medical queries electronically. We are therefore only able to reply to medical queries sent by members of the BTF at present. We do however have a comprehensive range of guides on thyroid disorders and treatments available to download for free:

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