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21 June, 2021

Under NHS emergency measures The NHS in England increased sharing of data from April 2020 and has continued the increased sharing under ministerial directives.

This data collection has improved response and planning for covid19 management but also for other health management systems and the increased sharing of family doctors' data will be increased from September 1st 2021.

60,860,759 Patients Registered at GP practices in England as at 1 June 2021

Due to the lack of authoritative contemporary sources, estimates of the population of England for dates prior to the first census in 1801 vary considerably. The population of England in 2019 is *56,286,961*. The population at the time of the 2011 census was 53,012,456

(Patient registrations include "temporary residents" from abroad)

HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP, British Medical Association. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data

Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT