The dossier of evidence requested in the Regret Debate led by Lord Hunt in respect of liothyronine has been worked on for many weeks by Thyroid UK, The Thyroid Trust, Improve Thyroid Treatment Campaign Group, Midlands Thyroid Support Group, British Thyroid Foundation, Thyroid Patient Advocacy and Thyroid Support Group Norfolk and the British Thyroid Association.
The dossier includes evidence that NHS England guidance is not being adhered to in the form of patient letters and other documents. The BTA has said that “…it looks like a powerful document.” so we are very hopeful that this will be the beginning of a change in respect of options for treatment for hypothyroidism.
The dossier has now been sent to the Lord O’Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care). It is embargoed for the time being but will be disseminated as soon as the embargo is over. We will keep you informed of progress.