IPS Speaker Phil Hammond

Dr Phil Hammond

NHS doctor, journalist, broadcaster, speaker, campaigner and comedian.


Phil was born in the NHS and brought up in Perth, Western Australia,  leaving at the age of 7 when his Australian father took his life. Phil was a lecturer at the universities of Birmingham and Bristol, training medical students and doctors to communicate better with patients. He was voted Teacher of the Year by his students in Birmingham. His journalism, campaigning, broadcasting and books have tried to help patients and carers cope better with life, illness and the NHS, and seek out the right care.

Phil qualified as a doctor in 1987 and has worked in the NHS for 34 years. As a doctor, he worked part time in general practice for over twenty years, and has also worked in sexual health. He currently works in a specialist NHS team based at the Royal United Hospital in Bath for young people with severe fatigue, including post viral fatigue and long Covid.  He has twice been selected for the Health Service Journal Top 100 Clinical Leaders.


Read more about Phil: https://vivienneclore.com/presenter/phil-hammond/