Red Pill


"The terms "red pill" and "blue pill" refer to a choice between the willingness to learn a potentially unsettling or life-changing truth, by taking the red pill, and remaining in contented ignorance with the blue pill. The terms refer to a scene in the 1999 film The Matrix." (Wiki)


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G7 Cocktail Party

Posted on 18th June, 2021


While the population is in lockdown G7 elite have a cocktail party!


G7 Photos Elite Not Social Distancing


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Child Vaccine Safety Concerns

Posted on 12th June, 2021


COVID-19 child vaccination: irresponsible, unethical and unnecessary

We must not repeat mistakes from history


09JUNE21 - HART Letter to MHRA and reply and followup. "No child should have to suffer in order to protect adults" Journal Appendix

Overview article: "... the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has not recommended COVID-19 vaccination for children and in Germany, the Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO) has stated that only children and adolescents with certain pre-existing health conditions should be vaccinated. Worryingly, the German government has ignored this advice and is pressing ahead with vaccines for children 12 and up regardless. According to the official government response to Dr Ros Jones’ petition on this matter, “the JCVI currently advises that children under 16 years of age, even if they are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV), are at low risk of serious morbidity and mortality and given the absence of safety and efficacy data on COVID-19 vaccines, are not currently recommended for routine COVID-19 vaccination.” (PDF)

GOVT PETITION - Do not vaccinate children against COVID-19 until Phase 3 trials are complete (PDF)


ONS Data (04JUN21)

Why Are We Still Giving People COVID-19 Vaccines? Deaths, blood clots, trial end dates - Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson end 2023, Moderna ends 2022, MHRA reports, ONS statistics - average age of COVID-19 death is 82.4yrs, average of 2.3 comorbidities,  correlation between the vaccine roll-out and spike in mortality in care homes ( Article and PDF)


Dr Tess Lawrie - Evidence Based Consultancy Ltd Open Letter to MHRA re: Yellowcard System and evidence to declare COVID19 vaccinations unsafe (PDF)


Freedom of information Requests indicates data is not being analysed by regulators before being declared safe to use - UK and AUS


Long Covid in Children - Or is it 'long lockdown'? (Article and PDF)


Exposure risk to babies being fed by vaccinated mothers - There can be no assurances of safety, with so many unknowns (Article and PDF)


Dr Ros Jones: "Retired consultant paediatrician Dr Ros Jones says children should not be vaccinated for Covid-19. "If this goes ahead, children will die from the vaccine... they have no long term data" (4min video)

4min video


Retired Doctor Vernon Colemanthe vaccine roll-out

16min video and Transcript

Speaks out about Newsround BBC misinformation to children re: experimental COVID19 vaccine (PDF)

Yet, NHS state, "There is a chance you might still get or spread COVID-19 even if you have a vaccine" (PDF)


Natural Immunity(16JUN21)

"Public health insiders increasingly are calling out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the “insanity” of pushing COVID vaccines on people who have already acquired natural immunity."

  • "A December 2020 study by Singapore researchers found neutralizing antibodies (one prong of the immune response) remained present in high concentrations for 17 years or more in individuals who recovered from the original SARS-CoV.
  • More recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published evidence of durable immune responses to natural infection with SARS-CoV-2.
  • Even back in March 2020, the NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci shared his view (in an email [p. 22] to Ezekiel Emanuel) that “their [sic] would be substantial immunity post infection.”
  • Yet despite these recent findings, health authorities are largely ignoring natural immunity’s stellar track record. In fact, as the American Institute of Economic Research reported, it appears in order to promote the COVID vaccine agenda, key organizations are not only “downplaying” natural immunity but may be seeking to “erase” it altogether.
  • Until recently, the Mayo Clinic reported that individuals who survived the 1918 influenza pandemic were immune, 92 years later, to H1N1 influenza. However as economist Jon Sanders noted, the Mayo Clinic removed the mention of 1918 influenza immunity from its website this spring.
  • And late last year, the WHO was caught attempting to unscientifically exclude “immunity developed through previous infection” from the very definition of herd immunity. (JUN2020 version vs OCT2020 version) - (Defender Article and PDF) CDC and NHS1, NHS2, Oxford)
  • Why, asks Sanders, are Americans being kept in the dark about the fact that so many “have faced COVID-19 and won” — and, therefore, “don’t need a vaccine?”

WHO also changed the defintion of 'pandemic':

The definition of 'vaccine' was also changed - vaccines now seem to include 'mRNA gene therapies'? (22MAR21)


Why I will not be giving my children the Covid vaccine - "There is no “emergency” from which children require saving: the risk of Covid-19 to them is tiny. The infection fatality rate in this age group is practically zero, and most remain asymptomatic or experience only mild symptoms" (The Times 13JUN21)


G7 Photos Elite Not Social Distancing


The moment the teacher tells her pupils that as of now no more masks are required


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Theresa May attacks Governments travel ban

Posted on 12th June, 2021


Theresa May attacks Government's travel ban: 'global Britain shut for business' 10 June 2021


Telegraph video clip & article "Global Britain is ‘shut for business’, warns Theresa May ‘Incomprehensible’ travel restrictions, in spite of vaccine success, are costing jobs and crippling the country, says former prime minister"


Click video 3mins

Hansard - Govt House of Commons Transcript 2:22pm 10 June 2021

"Mrs Theresa May

(Maidenhead) (Con)


I refer the House to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests.


This is a disappointing debate, because one year and one week ago this very issue was raised in this House. A different Minister was at the Dispatch Box at the time, but she promised me that the Government were working hard across the sector to


“get internationally agreed standard health measures”—[Official Report, 3 June 2020; Vol. 676, c. 850.]


in place. One year on, we are no further forward. Indeed, we have a devastated industry, jobs lost and global Britain shut for business.


More than not being any further forward, we have gone backwards. We now have more than 50% of the adult population vaccinated—it is a wonderful programme—yet we are more restricted on travel than we were last year. In 2020, I went to Switzerland in August and South Korea in September. There was no vaccine but travel was possible. This year, there is a vaccine but travel is not possible. I really do not understand the Government’s stance.


Of course, it is permissible for a person to travel to countries on the amber list, provided that it is practicable for them to quarantine when they come back, but Government Ministers tell people that they must not travel and cannot go on holiday to places on the amber list. The messaging is mixed and the system is chaotic. Portugal was put on the green list, people went to the football, then Portugal was put on the amber list, leaving holidaymakers scrabbling for flights and devastated families having to cancel their plans. That is not to mention the impact on the airlines, on travel agents here and on the travel and tourist industry in our longest-standing trading partner in Europe.


Business travel is practically impossible: global Britain has shut its doors to business and investors. In a normal pre-pandemic year, passengers travelling through Heathrow spent £16 billion throughout the country, including at places such as Legoland Windsor, which is partly in my constituency. That has been lost.


There are some facts on which the Government need to be upfront with the British people and about which Ministers need to think a bit more when they make decisions.

  • First, we will not eradicate covid-19 from the UK. There will not be a time when we can say that there will never be another case of covid-19 in this country.
  • Secondly, variants will keep on coming. There will be new variants every year. If the Government’s position is that we cannot open up travel until there are no new variants elsewhere in the world, we will never be able to travel abroad ever again.
  • The third fact that the Government need to state much more clearly is that sadly people will die from covid here in the UK in the future, as 10,000 to 20,000 people do every year from flu.

We are falling behind the rest of Europe in our decisions to open up, as my hon. Friend the Member for Altrincham and Sale West (Sir Graham Brady) has indicated. The Government may say all they have, as the Minister has, about the importance of the aviation industry, but they need to decide whether they want an airline industry and aviation sector in the UK or not, because at the rate they are going, they will not have one, certainly not as a key sector in the economy, as it was before the pandemic. It is incomprehensible, I think, that one of the most heavily vaccinated countries in the world is the one that is most reluctant to give its citizens the freedoms those vaccinations should support." (PDF)


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In the case of Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom

The European Court of Human Rights held the UK in violation of Article 8 and Article 10


"The case concerned complaints by journalists and human-rights organisations in regard to three different surveillance regimes:

  • (1) the bulk interception of communications;
  • (2) the receipt of intercept material from foreign governments and intelligence agencies;
  • (3) the obtaining of communications data from communication service providers.

On the 25 May 2021 the Grand Chamber judgment1 in the case of Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom (PDF) (application nos. 58170/13, 62322/14 and 24969/15) the European Court of Human Rights held:

  • unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 8 of the European Convention (right to respect for private and family life/communications) in respect of the bulk intercept regime;
  • unanimously that there had been a violation of Article 8 in respect of the regime for obtaining communications data from communication service providers;
  • by 12 votes to 5, that there had been no violation of Article 8 in respect of the United Kingdom’s regime for requesting intercepted material from foreign Governments and intelligence agencies;
  • unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression), concerning both the bulk interception regime and the regime for obtaining communications data from communication service providers; and
  • by 12 votes to 5, that there had been no violation of Article 10 in respect of the regime for requesting intercepted material from foreign Governments and intelligence agencies. (Press Release)


  • "Regime for bulk interception ... shortcomings meant that the bulk interception regime had been incapable of keeping the “interference” with citizens’ private life rights to what had been “necessary in a democratic society”. There had accordingly been a violation of Article 8 of the Convention."
  • "Acquisition of data from communications service providers .... The Court agreed with the Chamber’s findings, which the government had not contested, that there had been a violation of Article 8 of the Convention on account of the fact that the operation of the regime had not been “in accordance with the law”."
  • "Article 10 The Court reiterated that the protection of a journalist’s sources was one of the cornerstones of the freedom of the press. Undermining this protection would have a detrimental impact on the vital public-watchdog role of the press and its ability to provide accurate and reliable information. The Court was therefore concerned that UK law governing the bulk interception of communications had contained no requirement that the use of selectors or search terms known to be connected to a journalist be authorised by a judge or other independent and impartial decision-making body." (Press Release)


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"Given the current failure of government support for randomized clinical trials evaluating widely available, generic, inexpensive therapeutics, and the lack of instructive outpatient treatment guidelines. .. clinicians must act according to clinical judgement and in shared decision making with fully informed patients."


Dr Peter McCullough MD speaks with Tucker Carlson 13 May 2021. 


Video 45 mins


He discusses the 30DEC2020 Article (PDF) including:


"An urgent immediate pivot from single drug to [sequenced multidrug therapy] SMDT regimens should be employed as a critical strategy to deal with the large numbers of acute COVID-19 patients with the aim of reducing the intensity and duration of symptoms and avoiding hospitalization and death.


"... the decision to withhold oral therapy early in a potentially fatal illness should be made in a shared-decision making process with the patient given the full understanding that the natural untreated history of COVID-19 in high risk adults includes the risk of hospitalization, hospital-acquired complications, and death. The physician and patient should understand that the only method by which a hospitalization could be avoided would be the empiric use of SMDT that have a reasonable chance of success with acceptable safety.


The early flu-like stage of viral replication provides a therapeutic window of tremendous opportunity to potentially reduce the risk of more severe sequelae in high risk patients. Precious time is squandered with a "wait and see" approach in which there is no anti-viral treatment as the condition worsens, possibly resulting in unnecessary hospitalization, morbidity, and death. Once infected, the only means of preventing a hospitalization in a high-risk patient is to apply treatment before arrival of symptoms that prompt paramedic calls or emergency room visits."

Dr McCullough MD, MPH, is ".. an internist, cardiologist and epidemiologist, and the editor-in-chief of “Cardiorenal Medicine” and “Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine.” He has authored over 500 cited works in the National Library of Medicine and lectured across the world on contemporary medical issues."


04JUN21 - Dr Sam White GP resigns due to COVID19 lies, and colleagues fear of speaking out, including safe proven COVID19 treatments available (2min video)


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Dominic Cummings gives Oral Evidence at the Coronavirus Lessons Learnt Committee


Below are extracts from the House of Commons - Health and Social Care Committee and Science and Technolgoy Commitee - held 26 May 2021, including references to Bill Gates. Full 7hr 08mins video and related documentation below.



Aaron Bell: That was flawed scientific advice. Our Committee heard from Patrick Vallance on 25 March last year that, basically, Government were entirely following scientific advice through this period, more or less. We were ranked second for pandemic preparedness on the international comparisons, which are obviously based on utterly flawed criteria—this is all group-think again. In your view, were all Ministers, from the Prime Minister downwards, badly advised in that period before the first lockdown by the people who should have been looking out for them—the civil servants and scientific advisers?

Dominic Cummings: I think all senior people involved with that process—me, the Cabinet Secretary, the CSA, the CMO—would say we got a lot of things wrong in that period. I have been critical of the Prime Minister, but if you dropped Bill Gates or someone like that—the most competent people in the world you could possibly find—into that job on 1 March, any of them would have had a complete nightmare. There is no doubt that the Prime Minister made some very bad misjudgments and got some very serious things wrong. It is also the case that there is no doubt that he was extremely badly let down by the whole system. It was a system failure, and I include myself in that as well. I also failed."


Chair: ...  let me open by asking: what is it that you think we got right on the vaccine that was so different from some of the other things we have been talking about today?

Dominic Cummings: I think, fundamentally, on vaccines, there was clear responsibility. There was someone who was actually in charge of it—Kate Bingham. She was working with Patrick Vallance; she built a team of people who understood what they were doing. She had the strength of character not to be pushed around. We had a kind of formal thing which was, “You’re in charge of it. You report basically directly to the PM. You don’t report to the Department of Health.”


... we also said to her, Treat this like a wartime thing. Ignore rules. If lawyers get in your way, come to us and we’ll find ways of bulldozing them out of your way.


... The conventional wisdom was that we were not going to be able to have any vaccines in 2020. In March, I started getting calls from various people saying, “These new MRNA vaccines could well smash the conventional wisdom, and don’t necessarily stick to it.” People like Bill Gates and that kind of network were saying that.


Essentially, what happened is that there was a network of Bill Gates-type people who were saying, “Completely re-think the whole paradigm of how you do this. Build in parallel—here is the science thing; here is the manufacturing thing; here’s the distribution; here’s the supply; here’s the logistics; here’s the data.”


The normal thing is that you do those sequentially. What Bill Gates and people like that said to me and others at No. 10 was, “You need to think of this much more like some of the classic programmes of the past—the Manhattan project in world war two or the Apollo programme—and build it all in parallel. In normal Government accounting terms, that is completely crazy, because if nothing works out you have spent literally billions building all these things up, and the end result is nothing—you get zero for it, it’s all waste.


What Bill Gates and people and Patrick Vallance and his team were saying was that the actual expected return on this is so high that even if it does turn out to be all wasted billions, it is still a good gamble in the end. All the conventional Whitehall accountancy systems for that cannot basically cope with it, and you have to throw them all down the toilet. That is, essentially, what we did.


Patrick came to me and said, “I want to do this. We must take it out of the Department of Health.” Bear in mind that this was the time we were having all the conversations about PPE, testing, shielding and all the things we have gone through today already, with all these different things being wrong. Patrick said, “Take it out of the Department of Health. Will you support me on that with the PM?” I said, “Absolutely—damn true I will.” I spoke to the Cabinet Secretary and he completely agreed because, also, he was watching all of these meetings in April about all the problems the DH had.


So weirdly, this was one of the things that actually had almost no real formal meetings and actually very little discussion. Patrick, me and the Cabinet Secretary all basically went to the Prime Minister when he came back from being ill and said, “There’s just no alternative. We’ve got to do it like this. It’s inconceivable we can leave it in DH. Here’s the structure,” and the Prime Minister just decided in 90 seconds: “Fine. Do it.”


That was it, and there was basically not really any formal structure. There was a little bit of whingeing here and there. There was a little bit of pushback in some quarters, saying, “This is extremely risky. If you don’t go down the EU approach and that works, and we do it ourselves and it doesn’t work, you guys are all going to be in a huge political hole.” 


Zarah Sultana: My final question is about vaccines, just bringing it back to the top. You mentioned Bill Gates, Mr Cummings, who has vocally opposed IP waivers. We know that vaccine production globally is throttled for many reasons, such as the control of vaccine supplies by wealthier countries and the hoarding of vaccines. If you were advising the Prime Minister, would you also support President Biden’s move to support lifting patent protection? What is your opinion on vaccine IP?


Dominic Cummings: I don’t really have an opinion on it. I strongly, strongly suspect that Bill Gates knows far more about this than President Biden does. If Bill Gates is saying that this is a big mistake on vaccine production, then my prior view would be that he is almost definitely right, and we should at the very least take his opinion extremely seriously.


Chair: ... Just reflecting back on your time in Downing Street dealing with the pandemic, what are the key lessons that you would learn—lessons that can be applied?


Dominic Cummings: I think there is a general principle of making things like SAGE and scientific advice more open. There is an obvious question about responsibility: a really fundamental question about how the British state works, about power between Ministers and officials and about who is actually in charge of things and who can actually form teams. ... The Whitehall culture of how responsibility is deliberately diffused is intrinsically hostile to high-performance management.


If you had Bill Gates himself or any great people from history who really understand how to run these kind of teams, the first time you put them in a job, all of them would say, “How the hell am I supposed to manage that if I can’t pick who the team is, I can’t fire them and I can’t bring people in?” If there is one change you could make in terms of the civil service, the HR system should change so that, except a tiny fraction of national security oddities, which are not really relevant, all appointments— fundamentally 99-plus per cent of civil service jobs—should be open by default. The competition for them should be open by default. We have got so many brilliant people in this country and then we have a civil service system that literally puts a massive barrier up and says, “We are going to recruit all these things internally,” like a caste system. It is a completely crackers way of doing things.


During this thing, we had to go out and get external people to come in and provide all kinds of crucial skills, but that shouldn’t be just something that you do because there is a crisis."

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Brian Gerrish UK Column speaks to Corona Investigative Committee

(including Reimer Fuelmich regarding world wide class action lawsuits and crimes against humanity)


"Brain Gerrish of - the UK's long established atlernative to BBC propaganda - appeared on the Corona Ausschus to inform a German and international audience about the sustained attack on the British peole throughout the current Corona crisis by its government using techniques of applied behavioural psychology and Neuro Linguistic Programming. In this wide ranging discussion, Brian makes it very clear that he and his team's research points to a mass genocide of people, and particularly the elderly in the UK" 


 (Full interview video - 1hr20min)


Brian Gerrish's testimony to Reiner Füllmich: Our oppressors are very frightened people

  • UK Govt Mindspace Document - Behaviour Science Psychology
  • Common Purpose, example
  • Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
  • UK political research papers - Preparing for the next pandemic well before any pandemic - seeding of a coming pandemic
  • Adverse mental health issues - suicide, due to applied psychology
  • (Plandemic - PCR pandemic - calculated govt effort via fear)
  • Statistics show it's a normal flu year - no pandemic - govt twisting of facts
  • UK Hospital COVID wards empty, but govt sent 1000s elderly COVID sick people to care homes - tens or hundreds of thousand of elderly died unnecessarily
  • COVID figures are cumalative (never ending), flu statistics restarted each year
  • Focus on Faucci, Gates disappeared in media (Epstein relationship?)
  • Public looking in right direction so people guiding this pandemic need a distraction - Faucci, China, etc.
  • UK MHRA Yellow Card govt safety statistics - 859K adverse reactions, 1, 213 deaths
  • UK Govt state <10% of serious reactions were reported, minor reactions 2-4%
  • After UK Column & public brought statistics to public attention, MHRA added a new paragraph in the last week - states doesn't apply to COVID19 -
  • UKC challenged - UK govt launched iniative to improve patient safety, yet MHRA not investigating statistics for safety reasons
  • [No autopsies on COVID19 deaths registrations] Same in UK
  • UK relatives tried to follow up death, MHRA said was there an autopsy, no so end of investigation
  • 2yrs ago 2 signatures needed, during COVID only one needed, cancer recorded as COVID
  • UK NHS Board Member stating Genocide in the UK, also doctors and nurses
  • [Mandatory Child vaccination - access to schools, nudging children to be vaccinated through the holidays] 
  • Jeremy Hunt indicating children should be vaccinated, also teacher to encourage parents or log them as extremists - separation of children from parents
  • EU Collective book - a table of psychological attack on western nations, pychological demoralising attacks leading to chaos and collapse, as we see now, mirrored across the world undemocratic, hostile
  • Bill & Melinda Gates, CEPI, funded the UK laboratory to tell us vaccines are safe, without appropriate research
  • [Masks, social distancing, swabs, etc. all to make you all medically sick]
  • If you care for fellow humans, then aware that leaders prepared to kill off elderly and any age groups
  • When documents state 'If we save lives its worth 23million', NHS put value on peoples lives
  • Bidderman Chart of Coersion- non-physical forms of torture
  • Documents stating that, 'If a baby is born with COVID19 there should be no skin contact'
  • Power base, who is controlling the money?
  • UK Govt finding 800 billion out of nowhere, yet to date couldn't find any money, banks are silent, therefore they are happy
  • [If this is an agenda, killing middle class, medium and small businesses, as well as people]
  • Within UK govt discussed the destruction of small and medium sized businesses, if do not conform to new green agenda, then will be put out of business, can't then live, pay to eat, etc. Hidden under climate change.
  • Psychology based on fear and control
  • Prove govt is lying and using propaganda, also vaccines are dangers via adverse reactions
  • UK Column broadcasts helping people stay sane
  • [People under a spell - knowledge kills the illusion they have created]
  • Bell curve, different reactions to hypnotism - some can;t think for themselves, some can see the truth, put the correct info out, accellerating
  • UK govt contract for 1.6 billion to interface with media companies, BBC budget is 5 billion on its own i.e. propaganda machine, always check its information
  • [National television and radio similar in Germany]
  • Monetary power base in London and is fully working with the wider security services, fusion doctrine, intelligence agencies, acting together
  • Google and GCHQ working inside the NHS
  • [Something going off the rails right now]
  • Social media changing, professional analysis and reporting, expose what's going on
  • State things reasonable, quiety, measured way so as not to frighten people, don't cover all thing that we are watching until it can be proven, don't be too aggressive
  • End on a positive note - something in the last few months, professionals starting to aski the right questions
  • Rules for Radicals, techniques to overthrow government, ALWAYS MAKE THE ARGUEMENT PERSONAL, talk about people not an organisation or title, put their picture on the correspondence
  • [That is what we're doing, making it personal, we know it's an internationally conserted effort by some very evil people]
  • So far putting nations against nations, we have an exciting opportunity to come together again.


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UK Column banned from Youtube

Posted on 3rd June, 2021


UK Column - "Your account has been permanently disabled"



Support the UK Column - Independent Media - Real News with supporting source links:

UPDATE 07JUN21 by UK Coulumn:

"PLEASE NOTE: Vimeo shut down the UK Column account today. We will update any archive videos embedded on this website from Vimeo as soon as possible. If you'd like to let CEO Anjali Sud know what you think about this, you can get her on Twitter, or by email."


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London Lockdown Protest 29 May 2021

Posted on 2nd June, 2021


Where is the mainstream media?


UK Column Footage


Mainstream response:



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NHS Health Data Records Opt-Out

Posted on 2nd June, 2021


England’s NHS plans to share patient records with third parties - 55m patients have until June 23 to opt out of having their health data scraped into a new database


Financial Times Article - 26MAY21 (PDF)


"Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning. 

"All health and care organisations in England are required to apply your national data opt-out in line with the policy by March 2020, including hospitals and GP practices. Your [previous] type 2 opt-out only applied to confidential patient information being shared by NHS Digital. 


National data opt-outs are not recorded at the GP practice and instead you can change your national data opt-out using the online service or by calling our contact centre." (PDF)



"If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail below. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.

"Type 1 Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital collecting your data).

We will not collect data from GP practices about patients who have registered a Type 1 Opt-out with their practice. More information about Type 1 Opt-outs is in our GP Data for Planning and Research Transparency Notice, (PDF) including a form that you can complete and send to your GP practice.


This collection will start on 1 July 2021 so if you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice by 23 June 2021.

[UPDATED To provide more time to speak with patients, doctors, health charities and others, the collection of GP data for Planning and Research in England has been deferred from 1 July to 1 September 2021 (PDF)]


If you register a Type 1 Opt-out after this collection has started, no more of your data will be shared with us. We will however still hold the patient data which was shared with us before you registered the Type 1 Opt-out.


If you do not want NHS Digital to share your identifiable patient data with anyone else for purposes beyond your own care, then you can also register a National Data Opt-out.




"National Data Opt-out (opting out of NHS Digital sharing your data)

We will collect data from GP medical records about patients who have registered a National Data Opt-out. The National Data Opt-out applies to identifiable patient data about your health, which is called confidential patient information.


NHS Digital won’t share any confidential patient information about you - this includes GP data, or other data we hold, such as hospital data - with other organisations, unless there is an exemption to this. "


National data opt-out (PDF)

"You can make or change a choice for yourself by phoning the NHS Digital Contact Centre.

Young adults from the age of 13 can set and change their own national data opt-out . Make or change a choice for yourself or a child under the age of 13


The phone number is 0300 303 5678 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays)" (PDF)

"If I register an opt-out will it stop all of my information being shared by NHS Digital?

"Currently national data opt-outs will be considered on a case by case basis but may not apply during the emergency period due to the public interest and legal requirements in sharing certain data. For example, in the case of the Shielded Patients List, the opt-out was not applied due to the public interest in those patients receiving advice and support - we thought it was important that at-risk patients are protected." (PDF)

"Coronavirus update 

To help the NHS respond to coronavirus, your information may be used for coronavirus research purposes even if you have chosen not to share it. Any information used will be shared appropriately and lawfully. (PDF)

Collecting GP data - advice for the public - NHS Digital 

"We would only ever re-identify the data if there was a lawful reason to do so and it would need to be compliant with data protection law. For example, a patient may have agreed to take part in a research project or clinical trial and has already provided consent to their data being shared with the researchers for this purpose.


The law allows research projects which need to find volunteers for their research to contact patients directly about taking part in research or a clinical trial if the Health Research Authority has approved the request." (PDF)

"NHS Digital does not sell data. It does however charge those who want to access its data for the costs of making the data available to them. This is because we are not funded centrally to do this.

"The data will only be used for health and care planning and research purposes by organisations who have a legal basis and legitimate need to use the data. We publish the details of the data we share on our data release register so we can be held to account." (PDF)


See NHS Digital Data Dashboards (PDF)

NB: ** The dashboard will be switched off in early July.

Register of approved data releases (PDF)

"We have completed a data protection impact assessment

This is currently going through a final review and assurance process and we will publish the baseline version of it shortly. However, a DPIA is not a static assessment and, therefore, will be reviewed and updated regularly to reflect changes and developments in the service. We will publish updated versions of it from time to time. (PDF)

"We will collect: (PDF)

"We will not collect: 

  • your name and address (except for your postcode in unique coded form)
  • written notes (free text), such as the details of conversations with doctors and nurses
  • images, letters and documents
  • coded data that is not needed due to its age – for example medication, referral and appointment data that is over 10 years old coded data that GPs are not permitted to share by law – for example certain codes about IVF treatment, and certain information about gender re-assignment (PDF)

"When your choice does not apply

  • When required by law
  • When you have given consent e.g. medical research study
  • When there is an overriding public interest When information that can identify you is removed
  • When there is a specific exclusion (PDF)

"How confidential patient information is used

NHS state that, "There is no deadline for patients or public to opt-out of sharing your data for planning and research" (PDF

"How national data opt-outs are applied 

  • "Records for patients who have registered a national data opt-out are identified using the NHS Number only.
  • Where a national data opt-out is applied the full record associated with the individual's NHS number, including the NHS number itself, will be removed prior to the data being released.
  • Customers must not attempt to identify individuals who have registered a national data opt-out under any circumstances whether by comparing different data releases or by any other means." (PDF)

"Understanding the likely impact of national data opt-outs (PDF)

  • Number of records/number of patients removed
  • National data opt-out statistics
  • National data opt-out analysis
  • Guidance for researchers


See also:

  • UK held in violation of European Convention of Human Rights (25MAY21)
    • a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life/communications) in respect of the bulk intercept regime; and 
    • a violation of Article 8 in respect of the regime for obtaining communications data from communication service providers; also
    • a violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression)