British Thyroid Foundation

The British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) is a charitable organisation, founded in 1991, dedicated to raising awareness and to helping people with thyroid disorders to avoid isolation and gain information, support and understanding.

The British Thyroid Foundation provides evidence-based information for people with thyroid disorders and their families. When you join the BTF you will be sent all the leaflets you request explaining the different thyroid disorders.

We work with thyroid specialists from the British Thyroid Association (BTA) and the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS), to ensure you get up-to-date and reliable information. The BTA is a non-profit-making learned society of professional clinical specialist doctors and scientists who look after patients with thyroid disorders and who carry out research into the thyroid.

We provide funds each year for research into thyroid disorders and for a nurse award; and we pass on information from the patient to doctors and nurses so they know what concerns people with thyroid disorders.

Further information and support can be sought from BTF telephone support volunteers - people who themselves have a thyroid disorder - and at BTF meetings - organised by our volunteer local coordinators.

Further information regarding membership can be viewed here.