Dr Phil Hammond, NHS doctor, comedian and health commentator will present the inaugural Bristol Health and Care Awards on Thursday 10 March. The awards, brought to you by the Bristol Post and Bristol Health Partners, are a unique opportunity to celebrate the success and hard work of the health and care community in Bristol.
The shortlisted entries will be announced on Thursday 18 February. Book your place at the gala awards ceremony, taking place at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre near Castle Park, which promises to be a night to remember.
Phil Hammond qualified as a doctor in 1987, became a GP in 1991 and has also worked in sexual health. He was half of Struck Off and Die, who had five sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. He is currently on tour with ‘Dr Phil’s Rude Health Show’, which focuses on the health costs of hedonism and teaches us how to pleasure ourselves in a safe and sustainable way.
Phil has written Private Eye’s medical columns, ‘Doing the Rounds’ and ‘Medicine Balls’, since 1992, and broke the story of the Bristol heart scandal. He gave evidence to the subsequent Public Inquiry and presented five series of “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor” on BBC 2, exposing wide variations in care across the NHS. He is a strong advocate of patients, both as a Vice President of the Patients Association and a Patron of the Herpes Viruses Association. He is also a patron of the Doctors Support Network, for doctors with mental health problems.
He has made many television and radio appearances, including 'Have I Got News For You', ‘The News Quiz’, ‘The Now Show’, ‘The One Show’ and ‘Countdown.’ He has also written sitcoms including TV's 'Doctors and Nurses', and Radio 4's 'Polyoaks', about GPs struggling with the current health reforms, which airs in June.
Phil has been a Lecturer in Medical Communication at the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol and currently works as a part time GP in the Bristol area. Phil is married to Jo, also a GP, and has two children, two Labradors, two cats, two ponies and a full head of ginger hair.