Open Letters

Open Letters sent by the UKMFA to Government and regulators during the pandemic.

COVID Passports

UKMFA Open Letter to Professor Devi Sridhar re BBC Newsround Episode on Children's Vaccines (07/06/21)

15/06/21

UKMFA have sent a letter of complaint to Prof Sridhar following her claims made on BBC Newsround, which is shown in most UK schools, which made several false or misleading claims including that the Covid-19 vaccines are 100% safe, that children should have the vaccine to protect their parents, and that the benefits to children outweigh any risks.

To present such a simplified and biased message is, in our opinion, deeply irresponsible, amounts to propaganda, and negatively impacts on the process of giving fully informed consent. We have requested that Prof Sridhar immediately retracts the entire message and issues a clear public apology for misrepresenting the facts relating to the safety concerns of Covid-19 vaccines in children.

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UK Government Public Consultation on Covid-19 Status Certification - Call to Action by 29th March

26/03/21

The UKMFA, Lawyers for Liberty and Workers Union of England have submitted this joint response to the 'UK Government Public Consultation on Covid-19 Status Certification'.

We are urging our supporters to send in their own email response to this email - certification.cfe@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.  We have produced a Word Document template below to help you draft your response, listing  some of the medical, ethical, legal, and societal issues that relate to Covid Status Certification.  Please personalise your email and express your concerns and the effect that 'Covid Status Certificates' would have on your life.  It does not have to be a long email.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 29th March.

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Open Letter re Vaccine/Immunity Passports from UKMFA and Lawyers for Liberty to Government and MPs

01/03/21

In this Open Letter we detail our grave legal, ethical, and medical concerns, in response to recent rhetoric from government and private businesses, regarding the introduction of Vaccine/Immunity passports.

We urge a return to individual responsibility for our own health and argue that it is disproportionate and unnecessary to go down the route of further restrictions and loss of freedoms that a Vaccine/Immunity Passport would entail.

We argue that Vaccine Passports represent a dangerous path which has no place in a democratic and free society, and which would be a profoundly illiberal, undemocratic, and un-British policy.  

We are asking our supporters to send this letter to your MP and have created a Word Doc Template cover letter for you to use.

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COVID Prevention & Treatments

UKMFA Open Letter to Royal College of GPs (RCGP) re Prevention and Treatment of Covid-19

03/08/21

UK Medical Freedom Alliance have written an Open Letter to the RCGP President and Chair of Council. In this letter we detail the wealth of evidence available regarding prevention and treatment modalities for Covid-19 which we urge them to disseminate to all their GP members.

Our aim is to empower GPs with the information they need to give patients the highest standard of evidence-based medical care in the primary care setting.

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COVID Testing

Open Letter to Employers re Covid-19 Testing Requirements for Employees

08/09/21

The UKMFA have written an open letter for employees to share with their employers who are requiring their healthy, asymptomatic employees to perform regular testing (Lateral Flow Test or PCR) for Covid-19. We appeal to employers to refrain from encouraging any further mass testing of asymptomatic individuals for Covid-19.

We outline how the rate of testing has significantly increased and how this approach threatens the restoration of the economy, as a large proportion of the healthy workforce are having to isolate unnecessarily, causing shortages independent of any clinical illness. We set out specific reasons for our concerns regarding: the reliability/validity of testing for Covid-19, the prevalence of clinical disease, and the restoration of viable businesses.

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Open Letter to Scottish Health Secretary and Chief Medical Officer on the flawed policy of routine Covid-19 testing of asymptomatic health workers

28/07/21

UK Medical Freedom Alliance have sent an Open Letter to the Scottish CMO and Health Secretary (copying in their English counterparts) asking for the practice of routine mass testing of asymptomatic health workers to stop.  We argue that this is not founded on a solid scientific base and is resulting a large proportion of the healthy workforce having to isolate unnecessarily. This is causing healthcare worker shortages independent of any clinical illness, and threatens to cripple the NHS.

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We have received a reply from the Scottish Chief Medical Officer (22/07/21) and we have since responded to him due to an unsatisfactory response to our concerns.

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Open Letter from UK Medical Freedom Alliance Regarding Mass Community Testing for Covid-19

30/03/21

The UKMFA have written an Open Letter to Boris Johnson, First Ministers, Health Ministers, Government Ministers, Sir Graham Brady and Mark Harper calling for an immediate halt to COVID-19 testing of asymptomatic individuals in the community, workplaces, schools, and especially for children.

We argue that currently available tests for SARS-CoV-2 are not validated and are deeply flawed; that there is no evidence for viral transmission from asymptomatic individuals; that there is no justification for the spiralling financial costs incurred by mass-testing; that there is a high socio-economic cost for those testing false positive, who are forced to isolate; that there is the potential for discrimination against people declining to be tested; and that there are unknown but potential risks of regular testing to children’s physical and mental health.

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Open Letter to Education Minister on Mass-Testing in Schools

28/12/20

In light of the government press releases on 15th and 17th December, outlining a policy of mass-testing of all secondary school children before they can return to school in January 2021, the UKMFA have sent a fully referenced Open Letter to Gavin Williamson, DfE and DHSC to outline our concerns relating to informed consent, the validity of the tests and the lack of evidence for asymptomatic spread of SARS-CoV-2.

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COVID Policies

Open Letter from UKMFA to all UK Chief Medical Officers re Ongoing Covid-19 Mandates and Exit Strategy

16/08/21

UK Medical Freedom Alliance has sent an Open Letter to the Chief Medical Officers and Health Ministers of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland calling for:

  • the publication of a clear exit strategy from all Covid-19 mandates and restrictions.
  • increased transparency regarding scientific evidence informing government policies, and publication of this evidence for independent and public scrutiny.
  • an immediate announcement to end ALL mandates of universal masking in ALL settings, including in the healthcare sector.
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COVID Vaccines

Open Letter to Employers re Proposed Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates

20/08/21 UPDATED v2

The UKMFA, Lawyers for Liberty and The Workers Union of England have published an Open Letter, for employees and potential employees to share with employers who are proposing to mandate Covid-19 vaccines on their employees.  It outlines the legal rights of the employee to informed consent and medical freedom, and relevant employment law protections afforded to employees.  It summarises the legal duties of employers. It also summarises the potential risks of Covid-19 vaccines and the trial data which indicates that Covid-19 vaccines do NOT prevent infection or transmission of the virus.

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UKMFA Open Letter to Dr Brenda Kelly - Consultant Obstetrician

14/07/21

UKMFA has sent an Open Letter to Dr Brenda Kelly,  Ccd to Dr Edward Morris (President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists), in which we detail serious concerns about statements Dr Kelly made in a series of short videos, published on the Oxford University Hospitals website, about Covid-19 vaccination in pregnancy.

We are concerned about several simplified, misleading and biased claims Dr Kelly made about the safety and efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccines, that are not supported by the available evidence, and which may seriously impede the process of obtaining fully informed consent from pregnant women.

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UKMFA Open Letter to Universities and Colleges re Covid-19 Vaccine Requirements for Students

12/07/21

UK Medical Freedom Alliance has written an Open Letter to all University Vice Chancellors and Higher Education College Senior Management, appealing to them to refrain from imposing any Covid-19 health-related conditions on students accessing education at their institutions, and urging them specifically to strongly resist imposing any requirements for students to accept a Covid-19 vaccine.

We set out our concerns relating to Covid-19 vaccine safety, and the violation of laws and guidelines around informed consent that would result from imposing this condition on students' access to education.

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UKMFA Open Letter to Headteachers and Teachers re Covid-19 Vaccination of Children in Schools

08/07/21

The UK Medical Freedom Alliance has written an open letter to Headteachers and Teachers to outline our grave medical and ethical concerns about a rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines to children in schools.

We set out the potential legal liability of school leaders in the event of any resulting harm to children whilst in their care.

We also raise concerns about some vaccine promotion material being provided to schools by external organisations, as "educational resources", which do not give the full and balanced information required to make an informed decision.

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UKMFA Open Letter to Ian Trenholm, Care Quality Commission (CQC) Chief Executive, re Concerns about the PHE Covid-19 Vaccine Consent Forms

02/07/21

UK Medical Freedom Alliance have sent an Open Letter to the CEO of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) raising serious concerns about the PHE Covid-19 Vaccine Consent Forms currently being used by doctors and vaccinators, that may result in informed consent not being properly obtained.  We are asking for an urgent investigation and appropriate action to be taken by the CQC.

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UKMFA Open Letter to GPs/Vaccinators re Obtaining Informed Consent for Covid-19 Vaccines

30/06/21

The UK Medical Freedom Alliance have written an Open Letter to GPs and Vaccinators to highlight important legal and medical issues around obtaining full and informed consent to Covid-19 vaccination.

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UKMFA Urgent Open Letter to the MHRA re Emergency Authorisation of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for Children

08/06/21 UPDATED 06/09/21

UKMFA has sent an Open Letter to the the MHRA in which we raise grave concerns about this emergency authorisation, citing evidence of known and potential harms to children that may result and the serious ethical issues this decision raises.

Given that these vaccines will have virtually no benefit to the children themselves, it is profoundly unethical and indefensible to vaccinate children, especially with an experimental vaccine using novel technology, in what appears to be a misguided attempt to protect adults and achieve herd immunity. We call on the MHRA to exercise caution and immediately reverse their decision.

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We received a letter of reply from Dr June Raine, Chief Executive of MHRA, on the 20th August 2021.

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UKMFA Open Letter to Scottish Chief Medical, Nursing and Pharmaceutical Officers regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine rollout in Scotland

01/06/21

UKMFA has sent an Open Letter to the Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Nursing Officer and the Interim Chief Pharmaceutical Officer in Scotland, in response to their recent update on the Scottish Covid-19 Vaccination program sent to Scottish Health Boards and Local Authorities. In this letter, we detail our concerns about the implications of the continued rollout of this program, specifically with regards to pregnant women.

We highlight the paucity of scientific evidence to support current policies and the potential risks of harm, especially to those population cohorts not represented in clinical Covid-19 vaccine trials.

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UKMFA Open Letter to the General Medical Council regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

20/05/21

The UKMFA has sent an Open Letter to Dame Clare Marx, Chair of the General Medical Council, in which we detail our concerns about certain practices that are expected of UK doctors with regards to the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines.

We believe that there are compelling reasons to investigate such practices and those who insist upon enforcing them.  We also request that any doctors resisting such practices receive protection from their regulatory body, the General Medical Council (GMC), as we understand that, currently, they have cause to fear investigation, and possible suspension.

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UKMFA Open Letter to the JCVI re advice that Covid-19 Vaccines should be offered to all Pregnant Women

20/04/21

The UKMFA have sent an Open letter to the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) in response to their updated advice that Covid-19 vaccines should be offered to all pregnant women.  We express and evidence our grave concerns and ask for an immediate retraction of this advice.

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UKMFA Open Letter to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives re Covid-19 Vaccine advice for Pregnant Women

30/03/21

The UK Medical Freedom Alliance have written an Open Letter to Obstetricians and Midwives, raising our concerns about advice being given to pregnant women in relation to; Covid-19 vaccine efficacy, risk of Covid-19 in pregnancy, and Covid-19 vaccine safety in pregnancy.

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Open Letter to Nursing and Midwifery Council, Royal College of Nursing and others re coercion of nurses to accept a Covid-19 vaccine and nursing culture silencing concerns

12/03/21

UKMFA, Lawyers for Liberty and Workers Union of England have sent an Open Letter in response to reports from nursing staff of pressure and coercion being applied by bosses and peers to accept a Covid-19 vaccine.  

We also raise concerns about the development of a culture within nursing, discouraging nurses to come forward to report potential issues which challenge the official Government and NHS narrative and polices.

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Open Letter from UK Medical Freedom Alliance Regarding Covid-19 Vaccination of Children

25/02/21

This open letter to child health experts and regulators raises serious concerns about the administration of Covid-19 vaccines into healthy children.  We reference current scientific evidence that clearly shows the 'risk v benefit' calculation does NOT support administering experimental Covid-19 vaccines to healthy children, who have no risk from Covid-19, yet face known and unknown risks from the vaccines.

We conclude that it would be irresponsible and unethical, as well as unnecessary, to include any children under 18 years in either the national Covid-19 vaccine rollout or in any clinical trials. The end of the current Phase 3 trials on adults must be awaited, as well as several years of safety data to rule out any potential adverse effects on autoimmune diseases, fertility, genetics (offspring) or cancers.

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Open Letter to Government and Vaccine Regulators re possible Covid-19 vaccine-related deaths in the elderly and Care Homes

07/02/21

The UKMFA have sent an Urgent letter to Matt Hancock, Nadim Zahawi, Boris Johnson, the MHRA and the JCVI raising our concerns about media reports and epidemiological data that indicate that there may be a link between Covid-19 vaccination and a rise in deaths and Covid-19 cases being reported in care homes and in the elderly.  We are asking for an urgent audit and investigation into all deaths that have occurred in these cohorts since the Covid -19 vaccine rollout began.

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UKMFA Open Letter to Helen Whately - Minister of State for Care

27/01/21

The UKMFA sent this letter in response to a claim made in a recent Government publication that "for every 20 care home residents vaccinated, one death is prevented".

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Open Letter from UKMFA and Rational Global to Care Home Managers

07/12/20

A letter to help care home managers understand the legal requirement for fully informed consent for their residents and employees before administering a Covid-19 vaccine.  Useful document for concerned relatives to print off and share with care homes and the wider community.

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UKMFA Open Letter to MHRA, JCVI and Matt Hancock regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

23/11/20

UKMFA Open Letter to the Vaccine Regulators and Matt Hancock outlining our concerns that a rushed roll-out of any Covid-19 Vaccine may compromise safety, which is not justified as there is no evidence of an existential threat to society from SARS-CoV-2.  

Please send this Open Letter to your MP and GP.

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Masks

Open Letter from UKMFA to Prime Minister, First Ministers and Health Secretary/Ministers - Face Mask Mandates

18/02/21

UKMFA have sent an Open Letter to UK Government ministers regarding the current face covering mandates in the UK.  We are requesting an urgent and permanent revoking of all mandates for children under 18 years, and a switch to the voluntary use of face coverings in adults, unless or until a full 'risk v benefit' assessment is published which demonstrates that the benefits are significant and far outweigh the harms.

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Miscellaneous

Open Letter to the British Society of Immunology re Natural Immunity v Vaccine Induced Immunity to Covid-19

15/09/21

UKMFA have sent an Open Letter to the President and Clinical Secretary of the British Society for Immunology addressing our concerns about an infographic published by the BSI entitled "Immunity to Covid-19".  We believe this BSI infographic contains misleading information and unsubstantiated claims that are in direct contradiction to published scientific evidence.

We have asked the BSI to immediately review and edit this infographic and to issue a fully referenced, corrected version in line with the evidence we present.

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Open Letter to Piers Morgan re Offensive Tweet

18/02/21

UKMFA and Lawyers for Liberty have sent an Open Letter of complaint to Piers Morgan, ITV, This Morning and Ofcom which refers to a Tweet that Piers Morgan posted about vaccine passports where he said "...It’s time covid-denying, anti-vaxxer loonies had their bullsh*t bluff called and bar themselves from going anywhere that responsible citizens go."

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