THYROID PATIENT ADVOCACY (TPA)
is an independent user-led, organisation established to ensure that all thyroid disease (and thyroid related disease) sufferers are given a correct diagnosis and receive effective treatment. TPA believes that patients should have access to all relevant tests and all possible treatments, including the prescription of the active thyroid hormone synthetic or natural T3 (triiodothyronine) .
27th October, 2010, Thyroid Patient Advocacy was registered as a Charitable Trust with the Charity Commission in the UK (Reg.No. 1138608).
TPA campaigns for better education in diagnostics and treatment and provides extensive support and guidance for all sufferers.
The TPA web site, online Support Forum and local Thyroid Support Groups are managed by a group of dedicated thyroid patients who volunteer their services freely. These are available to all, and will help patients and doctors develop greater knowledge and understanding about the illness, will advise on reliable diagnostic tests, and recommend where to obtain proper, effective treatment.
TPA TRUSTEES and OFFICERS:
Sheila Turner BSP (Chair)
Kate Kilkenny (Company Secretary)
Kim Wakelin (Treasurer)
Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield MB BS LRCP MRCS
Dr Malcolm Maclean MD
Eric R Pritchard BSc (Researcher)
Marian Reed (Researcher)
TPA MEDICAL ADVISERS
Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield MB BS LRCP MRCS (UK)
Dr Malcolm Maclean MD (UAE)
Dr Gina Honeyman LLC (US)
Dr Kent Holtorf MD (US)
Dr Jacob Teitelbaum MD (US)
TPA WEB MANAGER