Thyroid UK has been working on this campaign for several weeks in order to ensure that it has the biggest impact for patients.
Ever since PrescQIPP published their Bulletin 117 (DROP List) and Bulletin 121 (Switching liothyronine (L-T3) to levothyroxine (L-T4)
in the management of primary hypothyroidism) showing exactly how much liothyronine is costing the NHS, Clinical Commissioning Groups have been stopping patients from being prescribed T3 and doctors and endocrinologists have been withdrawing patients' prescriptions of T3. Thyroid UK believes this to be outrageous and unethical.
There are several aspects to our campaign and we need your help. We need you to contact your MPs and VISIT them rather than write to them, if you can. If not, then please do write to them. If you know people in the same area that want to help, then please visit them as a group.
We are aware that there is a possibility that the decision to withdraw T3 from the prescription list has already been made despite the consultation not being finished and a proper legal decision being made. Please bring this to the attention of your MP too. Thyroid UK is in touch with the media and we hope that a big story would bring this to the attention of the decision makers.
We are currently designing a survey that we are going to use showing the impact of treatment (or non treatment) with T3 has on patients' lives. Please participate when we publish this.
NHS England are holding Face to Face meetings in London and Leeds and also a webinar. Please try to attend one of these to make your views known as well as participate in the consultation.
Let's fight this together!
For more information about our campaign please go to: thyroiduk.org