£5,000 - £10,000
Type of Entertainment
Speaker - After Dinner Speaker
Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies, Launch Events
Dr Phil Hammond is a medical doctor who has become noted as a comedian and commentator on health issues.
Phil Hammond qualified as a doctor in 1987, became a GP in 1991 & has also worked in sexual health. He was half of Struck Off & Die, who had five sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, were twice selected for the Perrier Pick of the Fringe & won Writers’ Guild & Silver Sony Awards for their Radio 4 series. In 2002, Phil fronted 28 Minutes to Save the NHS on Radio 4 which he extended to a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe Show, 59 Minutes to Save the NHS & further extended to a highly successful 60-date UK tour 89 Minutes to Save the NHS.
Phil has written Private Eye’s medical column, Doing the Rounds since 1992 & broke the story of the Bristol heart scandal. He gave evidence to the subsequent Public Inquiry & presented five series of Trust Me, I’m a Doctor on BBC2 exposing wide variations in care across the NHS. The second edition of the book of his experiences, Trust Me, I’m a Doctor is published by Metro.
He has survived Ruby Wax & Have I Got News For You (seven times), has appeared five times on The News Quiz & was the only doctor to appear for the prosecution on Channel 4’s Doctors on Trial. Phil has been reported to the General Medical Council by William Hague’s Press Secretary.
Phil’s first sitcom Doctors & Nurses, co-written with Nigel Smith was broadcast on BBC 1 in 2004.
Phil is much in demand as a speaker, facilitator & conference chair & was recently described by Professor Michael Rawlins, Chair of NICE as “the best chair we’ve ever had”.
He has recently been on Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive (BBC3), fronts his own show for BBC Radio Bristol & presents The Music Group on Radio 4. His latest book, Medicine Balls – a semi auto-biographical, medico-political, self-help comedy novel with poems – is just published. He has been a Lecturer in Medical Communication at the Universities of Birmingham & Bristol & currently works as a part time GP in the Bristol area.
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