This website is dedicated to the millions of thyroid patients who are being ignored and left to suffer unnecessarily, and to healthcare practitioners, who want to better serve those patients.

Our Founder (Sheila Turner) tells her own story

Discover WHY she established Thyroid Patient Advocacy

Founder’s story


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Thank you Sheila.I feel there is hope for me yet.


Thank you Sheila

Sharon Fox,

Hello Sheila,,wonderful article,,completely agree with you,,desperately ,trying to find a good doctor to help me as well!I am in Hove (Brighton)and prepared to travel…Anja

Anja Grifoni,

The arrogance and closed mindedness of the medical profession in regard to this clinical problem is breath taking. Thank you for leading the campaign to give people with thyroid disorders a voice and a way to make some progress. I think it is awful that sufferers ( with symptoms that are so underestimated and frankly dangerous) have to fight so hard for a drug that costs a bit more than the NICE approved one, but that clearly helps ( and is a life saver) for so many. The NHS prescribes alternatives ( often expensive ones) for blood pressure issues or clotting problems so why not do the same for hypothyroidism, based on clinical need.

Hashimotos mum,