Dr Phil Hammond

Phil Hammond was an NHS GP for twenty years, has worked in sexual health and now works in a specialist NHS team for young people with chronic fatigue. As a Private Eye journalist, he broke the story of the Bristol heart scandal in 1992, gave evidence to the public inquiry and was shortlisted for the Martha Gelhorn prize for investigative journalism for his Private Eye special report on the shocking treatment of NHS whistle-blowers – Shoot the Messenger (2012) He first appeared at the Fringe in 1990 as half of the junior doctor double-act Struck Off and Die, with Tony Gardner. Phil has been an outspoken supporter of junior doctors in their current dispute with the English government, and has supported a High Court challenge to determine the legality of Jeremy Hunt’s power to impose a contract against their wishes. Phil is author of ‘Staying Alive, How to Get the Best from the NHS’ and ‘Sex, Sleep or Scrabble?’. He has appeared on Have I Got News for You, The News Quiz, The Now Show and Question Time

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