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Thyroid UK Responds

10/02/2012
Thyroid UK Response to
Consultation – Good Medical Practice 2012

The General Medical Council launched a formal consultation to help them shape Good Medical Practice (GMP) for the future.

Good Medical Practice is the GMC's core guidance for doctors. It sets out the standards, principles and values expected of all doctors registered with the General Medical Council (GMC). It also plays a vital role in keeping patients safe and improving professional standards, and they want to ensure it remains up-to-date and relevant to doctors in their day to day practice.

The current edition of Good Medical Practice was last published in November 2006. The GMC reviews the guidance every five years to make sure it reflects current practice across the UK and reflects what doctors, patients, employers, educators and others with an interest think are important issues.

Click here to read Thyroid UK's response to the consultation
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16/06/2010
Thyroid UK Responds to
Article in Pulse Magazine

In May 2010, Pulse, an online magazine for GPs (www.pulsetoday.co.uk), featured an article in which endocrinologist Dr Anthony Toft answered 'Key Questions on Thyroid Disease'.

Thyroid UK disagrees with parts of the article written by Dr Anthony Toft, and sent an email to Pulse.

Click here to download a PDF copy of our email
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Thyroid UK did not receive any response from Pulse to this email.


28/03/2009
Letter from Thyroid UK to the
Royal College of Physicians

Re: The Diagnosis and Management of Primary Hypothyroidism

Click here to download a copy of the RCPs statement on the Diagnosis and Management of Primary Hypothyroidism
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Click here to download a copy of Thyroid UK's letter regarding this statement
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Click here to download a copy of the RCP's respnse to Thyoid UK's letter
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Their response to us was exactly the same as the response to other people who wrote to them.
They have made errors in their letter to us in respect of who they addressed it to and also in respect of wording at the bottom of the references that should have been taken out. I am sure they will agree with us that this is not very professional.

Accompanying References to Thyroid UK's letter:

Common variation in the DIO2 gene predicts baseline psychological well-being and response to combination T4/T3 therapy in patients on thyroid hormone replacement
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Does synthetic thyroid extract work for everybody?
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Improvements in quality of life in hypothyroid patients taking Armour thyroid
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Royal College of Physicians Press release:
Thyroxine is the only treatment for primary hypothyroidism
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British Thyroid Association Statement:
Armour Thyroid (USP) and combined thyroxine/ tri-iodothyronine as Thyroid Hormone
Replacement

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Royal College of Physicians:
Put patients at centre of pharmaceutical innovation
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Royal College of Physicians Statement:
The Diagnosis and Management of Primary Hypothyroidism
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Thyroid UK:
Summary of Results of the Thyroid UK Medication Survey 2008
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