Calling All Thyroid Patients In The UK And The World: Why We Need To Help Dr Sarah Myhill
Written by, Katie Schwartz: As thyroid patients in the UK, the US, and all over the world, speaking up about what’s happening to Dr. Sarah Myhill and the egregious witch hunt to tarnish her reputation, and terminate her practice, is one of the most important things we can do. To begin with, exceptional doctors are a rare commodity. We must fight for them. They fight for us. Moreover, collectively, we send a message we’re united, and if you revoke a good doctor’s license, we will fight back regardless of location.
Written by, Miriam Lipsidge: As a British citizen, I am always very interested in anything to do with the UK. When I read Mary Shomon’s article about Dr. Sarah Myhill in her newsletter regarding one of our renowned UK doctors who, is being witch hunted by our national health system, the NHS as its known in the UK, and their General Medical Council, the GMC, I was so appalled, I felt compelled to write and publicize this on Dear Thyroid.
This witch hunt for Dr Sarah Myhill is not the first. There have been GMC witch hunts for two other renowned UK doctors, Dr Barry Durrant Peatfield and Dr Gordon Skinner, who, like Dr Sarah Myhill, know how to treat Thyroid conditions as they should be treated.
Scroll down to read articles by Mary Shoman highlighted this in this week’s newsletter. , Links to how you can get involved, and the UKs “Thyroid Patients Advocacywebsite, which has been campaigning for all UK Thyroid sufferers, for better treatment. , The TPA also has links to this as well.
As for me, I know only too well what its like to be treated for my Thyroid condition under our so called ‘one size fits all’ national health service the NHS. , I have had my Thyroid condition for over 30 years, and until 1997 was treated by an endocrinologist at my local hospital. Today, I cannot convince my doctor that I need to be tested for T3 (which can only be done by referral to the hospital, thanks to NHS rulings), as well as TSH/T4.
Back in those days, 1978, the first port of call was your local hospital. , There was no Internet to do research (oh how I would have welcomed this website back then). With the advent of the Internet, I can look for good doctors elsewhere. Today, we are more knowledgeable about our thyroid conditions. Finding wonderful caring doctors via the Internet, who know how to treat chronic diseases, like Dr Sarah Myhill. , If only I had known of a doctor like her back then, I am sure I would not have suffered then, and been forced to have a partial Thyroidectomy, because the doctors could not control my thyroid with medication. I would have had a better quality of life. , Even now, I wished I lived nearer to where she practices, to be treated by her.
Myself and other Brits who contribute to this wonderful website, would be ever so grateful if all you thyrellas and thyfellas will join us in supporting Dr. Sarah Myhill. Sign the petition, join her Facebook group. Lend support and, or attend her hearing. STOP THIS WITCH HUNT FOR DR. SARAH MYHILL and other specialists, and doctors like her in the UKÃ¢â‚¬”By doing this, hopefully we can stop this from happening everywhere, too.
A big THANK YOU to all my Thyrellas and Thyfellas out there in thyroid land!
Articles about Dr. Sarah Myhill
- Thyroid About Newsletter
Mary Shomon’s post: Thyroid Travesty in the UK;
- Mary Shomon: Likely Source of Culprit;
How can you get involved, regardless of whether you’re in the UK or not:
- Support Dr. Sarah Myhill on Facebook
- ATTEND/REGISTER AN INTEREST TO ATTEND DR SARAH MYHILL GMC HEARING
- Sign the petition to end the witch hunt for Dr. Sarah Myhill
- Add this article to your Facebook page
- Tweet about it
Special thanks to Sarah Downing and Lolly for also making this happen!
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