Current BTA guidelines and statements


The following are in chronological order with the most recent first: 


March 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic presents significant challenges to us all. The following statements regarding management of thyroid disease have been formulated to provide clinical advice to medical colleagues during this time: 


 We hope you find them useful.


1st December 2019

Radioiodine has been used very effectively to treat thyroid overactivity since the 1940’s, but a recent study has cast doubt on its safety, causing considerable concern. A joint position statement from the British Thyroid Association and Society for Endocrinology highlights important limitations of this study which may confound its conclusions and calls for caution in interpretation of its results


October 2017 

The BTA has responded to the ongoing consultation process by NHS England on prescription of Liothyronine (T3) in primary care. The full response can be found here 



Switching from Liothyronine (LT-3) to Levothyroxine (LT-4)? 



Management of primary hypothyroidism: statement by the British Thyroid Association Executive Committee 

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The British Thyroid Association Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Cancer 

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Armour Thyroid (USP) and combined thyroxine/tri-iodothyronine as Thyroid Hormone Replacement 

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The UK Guidelines for the use of Thyroid Function Tests 

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Guidelines from other bodies

We are responsible for the development and production of guidelines in various thyroidology subject areas but in principle will endorse guidelines prepared by other societies.

Please click here to download our Guidelines Endorsement Statement 



Other useful guidelines


The Management of Patients with Graves' Orbitopathy - Clinical Medicine 2015

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The diagnosis and management of primary hypothyroidism - Royal College of Physicians - Revised 2011

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Guidelines from the American Thyroid Association

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To download the clinical practice guidelines from the Endocrine Society

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To download the clinical practice guidelines from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

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To download the British Fluoridation Statement on Thyroid Disorders and Fluoride (2006)

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