I received a letter from from the Healthcare Quality and Improvement Directorate Scotland.Basically repeating what the Levothyroxine zealots have been preaching.
T4 is safe and T3 tends to increase atrial fibrillation and produce emboluses.
The combination of T4/T3 is unproven and the potential for harm exists without a robust evidence base on its safety.
NDT didn't even get a mention because it is not available in Scotland.
Obviously the Responding Officer had not taken the trouble to read any of the information provided and simply follows established policies.
Some ( possibly) useful info: NICE intends to develop a guideline on thyroid disease, with publication expected in November 2019.
The Scottish Government would encourage anyone with an interest in thyroid conditions to engage in a guideline development and more information can be found on: nice.org.uk/guidance/indeve...
and one can share opinions through CARE OPINION, which provides an online feedback service that enables people in Scotland to give real-time feedback and engage in constructive dialogue with healthcare service providers about services received.
All NHS Boards subscribe to this and there are over 500 NHS Scotland staff reading and responding to feedback. This can be found at: careopinion.org.uk/.
I have not tried it myself as the letter only arrived this am and I wanted to share this with the Health Unlocked asap.