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Dr Michael Fitzpatrick is a GP in Stoke Newington, London. He trained at Oxford and the Middlesex  Fitzpatrick was a leading member of the now defunct Revolutionary Communist Party and is an associate of the libertarian anti-environmental LM network. He has a regular column in The Lancet.
Michael Fitzpatrick, like his brother John, was a leading member of the RCP. He frequently contributed to its monthly review Living Marxism under the alias Mike Freeman. Living Marxism later became LM, in which Fitzpatrick had a regular column. Fitzpatrick has since contributed regularly to Spiked  and has spoken at events organised by both Spiked and the Institute of Ideas (IoI), such as its Genes & Society Festival, organised in association with Pfizer. Spiked and IoI both developed out of LM. Fitzpatrick has also contributed to the work of the Progress Educational Trust, another body with links to the LM network.
As of May 2010 he is a Trustee of the controversial lobby group Sense About Science. Sense About Science shares its telephone number with an organisation called Global Futures of which Fitzpatrick is also a Trustee and to which Sense about Science's director, Tracey Brown, and its assistant director, Ellen Raphael, also belong. 
Tracey Brown and Ellen Raphael both contributed to the magazine LM, which developed out of the monthly review of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), Living Marxism. Global Futures appears to be one of a series of front groups generated by the political network of individuals involved with LM and the RCP to forward their political agenda.
He was a member of the the joint Forum of the Social Issues Research Centre and the Royal Institution which drew up the Guidelines on Science and Health to try and 'improve' the reporting of controversial scientific issues like GM foods by the media. Other members of the Forum included Professor Sir John Krebs FRS, the chairman of the Food Standards Agency, Lord Dick Taverne QC, the Co-Directors of The Social Issues Research Centre, and Baroness Susan Greenfield, former Director of The Royal Institution.
Fitzpatrick led the Medical Research Council team that concluded in 1998 that there was no risk from the MMR vaccine after Dr Andrew Wakefield claimed that patients had suffered adverse reactions from it.
As Michael Fitzpatrick
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'The drift towards professional parenting must be resisted', Community Care, 25 November 2009.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'The war on Dr Wakefield: only 12 years too late', Spiked, 2 February 2010.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'Turning a blind Eye to the truth', Spiked, 1 March 2010.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'Public health and the obsession with behaviour', Spiked, 5 May 2010.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'Censorship is not the answer to health scares', Spiked, 25 May 2010.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'Apocalypse looms – again', Spiked, 16 August 2010.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'A futile intervention into our drinking habits', Spiked, 15 November 2010.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'The real lessons of the MMR debacle', Spiked, 25 January 2011.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'The rise and rise of anti‑vaccine agitators', Spiked, 25 February 2011.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'Meet the new breed of anti‑vaccine agitator', Spiked, 4 March 2011.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, ‘There's never been a better time to be autistic’, Spiked, 25 March 2011.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'Save our National Health Service? Why, exactly?', Spiked, 7 April 2011.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'Don’t tinker with the NHS. Completely rethink it', Spiked, 20 June 2011.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'Note to NHS: stop treating the public with contempt', Spiked, 18 October 2011.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'Our society is hooked on harm reduction', Spiked, 10 November 2011.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'Social democracy is dead. Now let’s move on', Spiked, 14 November 2011.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'From revolutionary student to Byronic celebrity', Spiked, 20 December 2011.
- Michael Fitzpatrick, 'Saving medical practice from the tyranny of health', Spiked, 23 December 2011.
As Mike Freeman
- Mike Freeman, Malvinas are Argentina’s Revolutionary Communist Party, Junius Publications, 1982.
- Mike Freeman, The Empire Strikes Back: Why We Need A New Anti-Imperialist Movement, Revolutionary Communist Party, Junius Publications, 1993.
- Speaker profile Battle of Ideas, acc 23 Mar 2011
- "Articles by Michael Fitzpatrick", Spiked website, accessed 2 May 2010
- Michael Fitzpatrick, Progress Educational Trust
- Board of trustees, SAS website, acc 10 May 2010
- George Monbiot, “Invasion of the entryists”, The Guardian, 9 December 2003
- “Interview with George Monbiot”, LobbyWatch, April 2007; “Profiles - Living Marxism", LobbyWatch, accessed April 2009
- Sense About Science website contact page, version placed in web archive 29 Oct 2003, acc in web archive 2 May 2010, screengrab here
- Global Futures contact page, version of 2002, accessed in web archive 2/5/2010, screengrab here
- Data from Companies House, accessed 19 March 2011