British Thyroid Association guideline endorsement
The British Thyroid Association (BTA) is committed to promoting activities that progress the field of thyroidology and enhance the clinical care of patients with thyroid disorders. The BTA is responsible for the development and production of guidelines in various thyroidology subject areas but is willing, in principle, to endorse guidelines prepared by other societies.

The BTA Guidelines Endorsement statement is available to download.


Guidelines on the initial assessment, management outside specialised centres and referral pathways for patients with Graves' orbitopathy are now available from Clin Med. 2015;15:173-8.

Initial Assessment Guidelines.

The British Thyroid Association Statement on the Management of Hypothyroidism is now available:

download here.

The new "British Thyroid Association Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Cancer" are now available as a PDF from Clinical Endocrinology

Management of Thyroid Cancer.

The Royal College of Physicians Statement on The Diagnosis and Management of Primary Hypothyroidism is available to download here.

The BTA executive committee has updated the Armour and Combined T4/T3 statement and this is available to download.

The BTA executive committee has modified the endorsement of the British Fluoridation Society statement as below and the new statement is available to download.
'This statement has been reviewed and endorsed by the British Thyroid Association (BTA), however the BTA would recommend that appropriate monitoring of thyroid status should be considered in areas where fluoridation is introduced to enable an ongoing epidemiological evidence base for thyroid status with fluoridation to be created.'
The final version of the UK guidelines for the Use of Thyroid Function Tests is now available for download. The guidelines were completed in June 2006. Comments on their accuracy and relevance are invited during the first year after publication and should be directed to is intended that a full review will take place after three years.


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