Join Us on our Support Website
Thyroid UK invites you to join our on line community group "Thyroid UK Support" which we have developed with our partners at HealthUnlocked.
Thyroid UK Support has been designed to expand our support and information service to all those affected by thyroid issues, and will enable you to connect with other people with thyroid and related conditions.
HealthUnlocked, the company that designed the website, was founded by Dr Matt Jameson-Evans and Jorge Armanet. They tell us, “HealthUnlocked provides tools to make the most of all the hidden experts out there. Our web-based tools are designed for specific diseases in conjunction with patient groups. The tools aggregate the knowledge, experience and support that often stay with us alone.”
The Thyroid UK Support site allows you to:
- Feed back and compare information about the NHS services you have encountered (Hospitals)
Write a blog - Share your experiences with others
Read about other people's experiences (Blogs)
Read up to date information about Thyroid UK (Thyroid UK Support Blog)
Ask practical questions which can be answered by fellow members and Thyroid UK volunteers. You can also comment on and answer other people's questions (Questions)
A regular poll which takes 5 seconds to participate in. Simply press the (Polls) tab and share your views. The results will enable us to use the data to create reports and press releases to show how our members feel on various topics. Sometimes though, the Poll will just be for fun!
Suggest a Poll - if you have a good idea for a poll you can send it to us with a list of possible answers.
You can contact other members by the private messaging system (Messages) - and see who lives near you on the mapping system (Directory)
Please read the following guidelines, then click the button at the bottom of this page to go to the registration page.
Posting Guidelines for Thyroid UK Support
Thyroid UK Support is a website set up to support people who have diagnosed or undiagnosed thyroid disease. The site is moderated by members of the Thyroid UK Admin Team who are volunteers or paid employees of Thyroid UK.
Content on this site does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.
Views expressed are those of individuals and not of Thyroid UK.
Thyroid UK cannot be held responsible for any discussions regarding self-treatment or the outcome of any such discussions.
Members of Thyroid UK Support must read these Guidelines, which cover the whole of the site including the Blogs and Questions.
- The Admin team reserves the right to delete any post they judge inappropriate without notifying the author. The member may be informed of the reason the post was deleted and invited to rewrite their post.
- The Admin team reserves the right to make any member 'read only'. An explanation may be provided via the messages.
- The Admin team reserves the right to remove a member from the register. An explanation may be provided.
- Thyroid UK reserves the right to refuse membership to Thyroid UK Support.
- Please report any abusive or inappropriate posts.
- All members should conduct themselves at all times with respect and honesty.
- We want all members to be comfortable posting here. In order to ensure that, any post which causes alarm, harassment or distress to any person, whether or not intended by the poster, may be removed.
- People blogging and/or answering questions on the site should not be assumed to be health professionals.
- Blogs, answers and comments posted on the website should be designed to support, not replace, medical advice.
- Members posting on Thyroid UK Support must only post information which is true and correct to their knowledge. If relevant, please provide references to health or medical information.
- Do not breach copyright rules by placing copies of documents onto Thyroid UK Support unless you have permission from the author of the document. You can, however, post excerpts with links to the full text of the document.
- If you post a link, please explain briefly what people can expect to find if they follow the link. Links without such an introduction/explantion will be deleted.
- If possible, show a clear distinction between personal experience or opinion and evidence-based information.
- Where possible, link to information on the Thyroid UK website - www.thyroiduk.org
- Thyroid UK cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.
- Thyroid UK cannot be held responsible for the content of 'Private Messages' or the outcome of any action taken as a result of any such message. The messaging system is private and cannot be accessed by the Admin Team.
- If members choose to make contact via email, telephone or in person, Thyroid UK cannot be held responsible for the outcome.
- Any post considered to be advertising will be edited and/or deleted at the discretion of the Admin team.
- Any post which appears to be asking for money, except for fundraising for Thyroid UK, will be edited and/or deleted at the discretion of the Admin team.
- Do not name and shame identifiable individuals.
- Do not solicit members to other websites or forums for your own purposes either via posts or the messages system.
- Do not post advertisements, links or information of any sort whatsoever, on where or how to obtain UK prescription only medications without prescription.
- Do not post offers to sell or give away your unwanted medications or over the counter supplements. Some people may have adverse reactions to the ingredients in these and you may be held responsible. Similarly, do not post requests for meds or over the counter supplements from others.
- Do not post contact details of endocrinologists or doctors on the main board without their permission as this may result in unwanted attention from certain areas of the medical profession.
- Do not post links or website addresses in the subject field of Blogs or Questions.
- All content can be read, used, reproduced and cited by all for non-commercial purposes.
- Thyroid UK reserves the right to update and/or amend these Guidelines at any time without notice.
Last updated: 26/03/2013