• overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) that is resistant to medical treatment
  • hyperparathyroidism
  • multinodular goitre – a swelling of the thyroid that causes a lump in the neck
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid nodules

If you’re referred to us, we’ll invite you in for an assessment with one of our specialists. During the assessment we’ll discuss your medical history, the symptoms you have and any medication you’re taking. We may also do some tests and investigations such as:

  • blood tests
  • a thyroid scan
  • a DEXA scan (a bone density X-ray)
  • a CT scan
  • an MRI scan
  • an ultrasound scan
  • a biopsy


Once we’ve reviewed your test results, we’ll invite you in for a follow up appointment to discuss your options in detail and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. This may include things like:

  • advice and education on how to manage your symptoms
  • a change to your medication
  • new medication
  • dietary supplements
  • a surgical procedure
  • radiotherapy
  • chemotherapy

Cumberland Infirmary

Ground floor
Diabetes Centre
Pillars Building

01228 814140 or 814949

West Cumberland Hospital

Skiddaw Outpatients Ward

01228 814140 or 814949