We meet regularly in central London. Everyone is welcome to come along, including friends, family and interested professionals. We are a friendly bunch and simply ask all attendees to adhere to the following "ground rules".
Refreshments: tea, coffee and herbal tea are provided and we usually also have some nice biscuits.
Please book your place for any of our events via the booking links below, so we can manage numbers and make sure we have enough tea and biscuits for everyone!
Contact us to let us know if you have an idea for a future speaker or meeting topic you would like us to try and arrange. You can help spread the word about our meetings by sharing on Facebook or Twitter or downloading, printing and displaying a poster if you have access to a noticeboard where interested people may see it.
Thanks to all our lovely poster volunteers.
Events by other organisations
To find out about further London meetings, arranged by other organisations we endorse, that may be of interest to you, click here.
Events by other organisations are also included in our Events calendar above.
We will also hold an outdoor social event in July 2018 - date and location tbc
click here to see pictures from our 2017 Summer Seaside Walk
For more information or to let us know you're coming to any of our events contact us.
This patient led group has met regularly since 2010, originally at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead and at Crown Court Church in Covent Garden since 2014. Speakers at our events have included many eminent British Thyroid Association endocrinologists and other medical professionals and scientists, such as from the Sense About Science, Ask for Evidence and Expert Patient programmes, all of whom have kindly given their time to help educate us about our conditions. We aim to add full details of previous meetings to this new site, for reference, in due course. You can see the reports we have uploaded so far here.
24 March Public and Patient Involvement in Research At: Crown Court Church, Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5EZ Sanjana Balu gave a talk entitled 'Involve the public and involve them early' about how the public can help shape how medical research plans and policies are communicated and how early career scientists are increasingly being encouraged and enabled to listen to patient voices. Sanjana joined the Sense about Science team as the events and public engagement coordinator in November 2017. She is responsible for delivering the events and public engagement programme, including the Voice of Young Science (VoYS) workshops and the annual John Maddox Prize evening. Prior to joining Sense about Science she worked at Cancer Research UK in a variety of roles in their Policy & Information department. She also holds a BSc in biomedical sciences from King’s College London.
20 January, Mental Health and Thyroid Disease At: Crown Court Church, Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5EZ Storycycler, Jo Clayton, gave a talk about the mental health disturbances she experienced when very unwell with a rare thyroid condition, her journey back to wellness and the lessons she learned along the way. This event also included an opportunity to experience a nurturing guided meditation to help calm the mind in times of stress.
25th November 2017, Patients Voices Winter Warmer event At: Crown Court Church, Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5EZ This event was on the theme of Self Care with guest speaker Michele Varchione who has hypothyroidism and shared some gentle chair based yoga exercises we could all join in with as well as some great insights on self care and a very interesting short talk from group member and artist Peter Esslemont, about his journey with thyroid cancer. There are some photos in the gallery of this meeting!
23rd September 2017, 11am - 2pm, London Meeting, At: Crown Court Church, Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5EZ (see map below) An Information Event. Professor Stephen Robinson MA MB BChir, from St Mary's Hospital in London, gave a talk on Thyroid Eye Disease. See report.
8th July 2017, 11am - 2pm, London Meeting, Patients' Voices event, Crown Court Church, Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5EZ. See report.
3rd June 2017, we walked from Broadstairs to Ramsgate on the east Kent coast, to raise awareness of thyroid disease and have a nice day out together. See report.
13th May 2017, 11am - 2pm, London meeting, Patients' Voices event, Crown Court Church, Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5EZ
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We meet regularly at Crown Court Church, Covent Garden
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The Thyroid Trust is a Voluntary Association, also known as Thyroid Friends Network, it is our intention to register as a charitable incorporated organisation in the coming months. copyright asserted 2017 - Our consititution and policy documents can be viewed on request.