Joint Letter from HART, DfPUK & UKMFA

Andrew Bridgen is absolutely right to ask difficult questions

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Dear Constituents of Andrew Bridgen MP,

We are writing to you as a group of medical doctors and scientists concerned with public health and the welfare of our society. We are united by our shared interest in ensuring that our government’s response to health crises is transparent, accountable, and underpinned by scientific evidence.

We wish to express our support for your Member of Parliament, Andrew Bridgen. As healthcare professionals, we have been closely following the ongoing discourse around the government’s response to the COVID pandemic. It has come to our attention that Mr. Bridgen has been posing critical questions regarding the government’s policy, many of which mirror our own concerns.

Mr. Bridgen has bravely challenged the status quo, raising important issues in relation to the regulatory capture of institutions that are meant to safeguard us. His inquiries into potential influences exerted by powerful organisations are not just legitimate, but absolutely necessary in a democratic society. It is through such scrutiny that we can ensure our health institutions remain impartial and effective.

Furthermore, his questions relating to unexpectedly high all-cause death rates over the last two years, need to be seriously considered and thoroughly investigated. As medical professionals, we affirm that investigating all possible causes of such a trend is essential, in order to implement any necessary changes in policy and practice.

Regrettably, instead of being applauded for his diligence and commitment to public service, Mr. Bridgen has been made a scapegoat. We believe this is unjust and detrimental to the democratic process. We all benefit from having a variety of voices and perspectives in Parliament, particularly when it comes to matters of public health.

As doctors and scientists, we are dedicated to the health of our patients, the pursuit of truth in our research, and the broader wellbeing of our community. We believe that by supporting leaders who seek truth, transparency, and accountability, we are helping to foster a society that values evidence-based decision-making, respects scientific insights, and prioritises public health. It is crucial for the health of our democracy and for the welfare of us all, that MPs like Mr. Bridgen continue to challenge government policy and pose the difficult questions that need to be asked.

We thank you for your time and consideration and respectfully ask you, his constituents, to consider the points laid out in this letter when deciding how to vote in a forthcoming election.  We would encourage you to support Mr. Bridgen, as he continues to represent your interests.


Dr Timothy Kelly, MBBCh, BSc, DfPUK committee member

Dr Elizabeth Evans, MA, MBBS, DRCOG, Director UKMFA

Dr Clare Craig, BMBCh, FRCPath, Co-chair HART


  • Professor Angus Dalgleish, MD, FRCP, FRACP, FRCPath, FMedSci, Principal – Institute for Cancer Vaccines & Immunotherapy
  • Professor John A Fairclough, BMBS, BMedSci, FRCS, FFSEM(UK), Professor Emeritus, Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Professor David Livermore, BSc, PhD, retired Professor of Medical Microbiology
  • Professor Dennis McGonagle, PhD, FRCPI, Consultant Rheumatologist, University of Leeds
  • Dr Najmiah K Ahmad, BM MRCA FCARCSI, Consultant Anaesthetist
  • Dr Ali Ajaz, Consultant Psychiatrist, vice-director DoctorsforPatientsUK
  • Wendy Armstrong, Practice Nurse
  • Dr Abby Astle, MBBChir, BA(Cantab), DCH, DGM, MRCGP, GP Principal, GP Trainer, GP Examiner
  • Helen Auburn, Dip ION, MBANT, NTCC, CNHC, Registered Nutritional Therapist
  • Dr Ancha Bala Joof, MBChB, MRCGP, General Practitioner
  • Dr Michael D Bell, MBChB, MRCGP, retired General Practitioner
  • Dr Ashvy Bhardwaj, MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP (2018)
  • Dr Gillian Breese, BSc, MB ChB, DFFP, DTM&H, General Practitioner
  • Dr Ian Bridges, MBBS, retired General Practitioner
  • Dr Emma Brierly, MBBS, MRCGP, General Practitioner
  • Dr Rachel Brown, MBChB, LLM, CFMP, MRCPsych
  • Mr John Bunni, MBChB (Hons), Dip Lap Surg, FRCS [ASGBI Medal], Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon
  • Dr Elizabeth Burton, MB ChB, retired General Practitioner
  • Dr David Cartland, MBChB, BMedSci, General practitioner
  • Angela Chamberlain, BSc (hons), Midwife
  • Dr Peter Chan, BM, MRCS, MRCGP, NLP, General Practitioner, Functional Medicine Practitioner 
  • Dr Bernard Choi, MBBS, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, General Practitioner
  • Patrick Chong, MBBS (London), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen Surg), Consultant Vascular Surgeon
  • Michael Cockayne, MSc, PGDip, SCPHNOH, BA, RN, Occupational Health Practitioner
  • Mr Ian F Comaish, MA, BM BCh, FRCOphth, FRANZCO, Consultant ophthalmologist
  • Dr Christine Dewbury, MBBS, retired General Practitioner
  • Dr Phuoc-Tan Diep, MBChB, FRCPath, PGCert MedEd, Consultant Histopathologist
  • Dr Jonathan Eastwood, BSc, MBChB, MRCGP, General Practitioner
  • Dr Jonathan Engler, MBChB, LlB (hons), DipPharmMed, co-chair HART
  • Dr John Flack, BPharm, PhD, retired Director of Safety Evaluation at Beecham Pharmaceuticals and Senior Vice-president for Drug Discovery SmithKline Beecham 
  • Dr Sheena Fraser, MBChB, MRCGP (2003), Dip BSLM, General Practitioner
  • Sophie Gidet, RM, Midwife
  • Dr Jenny Goodman, MA, MBChB, Ecological Medicine
  • Dr Cathy Greig, MBChB (hons), General Practitioner
  • Dr Catherine Hatton, MBChB, General Practitioner
  • Mr Anthony Hinton, MBChB, FRCS, Consultant ENT surgeon, London
  • Dr Richard House, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, CertCouns, Chartered Psychologist, former senior lecturer in Psychology (Roehampton) and Early Childhood (Winchester), retired psychotherapist
  • Dr Keith Johnson, BA, D.Phil (Oxon), IP Consultant for Diagnostic Testing
  • Dr Rosamond Jones, MBBS, MD, FRCPCH, retired Consultant Paediatrician
  • Dr Tanya Klymenko, PhD, FHEA, FIBMS, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
  • Dr Caroline Lapworth, MB ChB, General Practitioner
  • Dr Branko Latinkic, BSc, PhD, Molecular Biologist
  • Dr Felicity Lillingstone, IMD DHS PhD ANP, Doctor, Urgent Care, Research Fellow 
  • Dr Joseph Lingham BSc, MPH, MRNZCGP
  • Katherine MacGilchrist, BSc (Hons) Pharmacology, MSc Epidemiology, CEO, Systematic Review Director, Epidemica Ltd
  • Dr C Geoffrey Maidment, MD, FRCP, retired consultant physician
  • Mr Ahmad K Malik, FRCS (Tr & Orth), Dip Med Sport, Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Dr Ayiesha Malik, MBChB, MRCGP(2014), General Practitioner, Director Doctors for Patients UK
  • Dr Sam McBride, BSc(Hons) Medical Microbiology & Immunobiology, MBBCh BAO, MSc in Clinical Gerontology, MRCP(UK), FRCEM, FRCP(Edinburgh), NHS Emergency Medicine & geriatrics
  • Mr Ian McDermott, MBBS, MS, FRCS(Tr&Orth), FFSEM(UK), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Dr Janet Menage, MA, MBChB, retired General Practitioner
  • Dr Alistair J Montgomery, MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, retired General Practitioner
  • Dr Alan Mordue, MBChB, FFPH (ret). Retired Consultant in Public Health Medicine & Epidemiology 
  • Margaret Moss, MA(Cantab), CBiol, MRSB, Director, The Nutrition and Allergy Clinic, Cheshire
  • Dr Greta Mushet, retired Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy. MBChB, MRCPsych
  • Dr Chris Newton, PhD, Biochemist
  • Dr Rachel Nicholl, PhD, Medical researcher
  • Dr Christina Peers, MBBS, DRCOG, DFSRH, FFSRH, Menopause Specialist
  • Rev Dr William J U Philip MB ChB, MRCP, BD, Senior Minister The Tron Church, Glasgow, formerly    physician specialising in cardiology 
  • Dr Julia Piper, FRCGP, BM BS, BMedSci, DFFP, AFMCP, DipOccMed, DipMedAcc
  • Dr Gerry Quinn, PhD, Microbiologist 
  • Dr Naomi Riddel, MBBCh, MSc, MRCPsych, Consultant Child Psychiatrist
  • Dr Jessica Robinson, BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCPsych, MFHom, Integrative Medicine Doctor
  • Dr Jon Rogers, MB ChB (Bristol), Retired General Practitioner
  • Mr James Royle, MBChB, FRCS, MMedEd, Colorectal Surgeon 
  • Dr Salmaan Saleem, MBBS, BMedSci, General Practitioner
  • Sorrel Scott, Grad Dip Phys, Specialist Physiotherapist in Neurology, 30 years in NHS
  • Dr Rohaan Seth, BSc (Hons), MBChB (Hons), MRCGP, Retired General Practitioner
  • Dr Magdalena Stasiak-Horkan MBBS, MRCGP (2017), DCH, General Practitioner
  • Natalie Stephenson, BSc (Hons) Paediatric Audiologist
  • Marco Tullio Suadoni, RN, BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, MSc, Specialist Palliative Care Lead
  • Dr Jasmine Thomas, MBChB, NHS doctor
  • Dr Noel Thomas, MA, MBChB, DObsRCOG, DTM&H, MFHom, Retired Doctor
  • Dr Livia Tossici-Bolt, PhD, NHS Clinical Scientist
  • Dr Jannah van der Pol MBBS MRCGP – General Practitioner  
  • Dr Carmen Wheatley, DPhil, Orthomolecular Oncology
  • Dr Samuel White, MBChB, MRCGP 
  • Mr Lasantha Wijesinghe, FRCS, Consultant vascular surgeon
  • Anne Wynne-Simmons, MBBS, MRCGP, DCH, retired General Practitioner
  • Dr AZ, MBChB, NHS Specialty doctor
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