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Dr Phil Hammond

Phil Hammond is a doctor, journalist, broadcaster, campaigner and comedian. He qualified as a GP in 1991 and is currently works in a specialist NHS centre for children and adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome/ME. Phil is also a presenter on BBC Radio Bristol and has been Private Eye’s medical correspondent since 1992, campaigning for patient empowerment, open data in healthcare and for the NHS to be honest and transparent about the harm it causes as well as the good it does. In 2012, he was shortlisted with Andrew Bousfield for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Investigative Journalism for a Private Eye Special Report about the shocking treatment of NHS Whistleblowers. Phil has also won awards for broadcasting, popular health journalism, comedy and teaching. He is a Vice President of the Patients’ Association and a patron of Meningitis UK, the Doctors’ Support Network, the Herpes Viruses Association, Patients First and Kissing It Better.

Phil presented five series of Trust Me, I’m a Doctor on BBC2 and has appeared regularly on Have I Got News for You, The News Quiz, The Now Show, The One Show and Countdown. He has been a Lecturer in Medical Communication at the Universities of Bristol and Birmingham,. Phil’s Radio 4 sitcom about GPs struggling with the NHS reforms – Polyoaks – was written with David Spicer and the third series airs in June 2014. Phil has written three books – Medicine Balls, Trust Me, I’m (Still) a Doctor   and Sex, Sleep or Scrabble? – and released two DVDs of his tours (Dr Phil’s Rude Health Show and Confessions of a Doctor). He has currently on his third UK comedy tour with Games to Play With Your Doctor and writing his fourth book, ‘Staying Alive – How to Survive the NHS’ which will be published by Quercus in January 2015

For all press inquiries and bookings, please contact Marc Simmonson 0207 497 0849 or msimmonson@richstonepart.co.uk

Phil was revalidated by the GMC in September 2013. Below is the feedback from his colleagues and patients, and real time feedback from my patient(s) is here.

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I regret that I can’t give any personal medical advice via this site.

My NHS work is as part of a specialist NHS team in Bath, treating young people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, based at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath. Details of the service we offer are here

Good advice on accessing specialist CFS/ME services and treatments available can be found via the AyME website (for people up the age of 25)  and the Action for ME website (for those over 25)

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15th  Old Town Hall, High Wycombe 01494 512 000

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OCTOBER 2014

15th Norden Farm, Maidenhead 01628 788 997

NOVEMBER 2014

1st Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable 01227 281174

8th Forest Arts Centre, New Milton 01425 612393

15th Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford  01483 44 00 00

20th Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham 01329 223100

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DR PHIL HAMMOND. GAMES TO PLAY WITH YOUR DOCTOR Press Release

URGENT – The NHS needs you!

Politicians lie to us. The NHS is for sale. As the great Professor Harry Keen put it: ‘They are holding the NHS under water until the bubbles stop rising’, and the staff are too stressed and fearful to stop the sleepwalk towards privatisation.  Patients (that’s you, that is)  are the only people left who can save the NHS.  With a lot of humour and not too much ranting, Dr Phil will wake you up and show you how, through a series of games, you can do your bit to win the war.

To reclaim the NHS patients need power, and Dr Phil will teach you how to         grab your doctor’s attention and be the star of the show in your own consultations. No more staring at your feet and feeling like a spare part. You’ll be front and centre in the NHS. Learn how to diagnose your doctor , sing your symptoms, play dead and get out of the NHS alive – all through Dr Phil’s highly subversive guerrilla tactics, some of which are counter-productive and may get you removed from the premises. But at least they’re not boring.

 

Once you’ve mastered the art of being an assertive patient, you’re ready to take on the politicians. Dr Phil takes you on an incredible journey into the Heath Robinson monster that is the NHS reforms, where lurks the Laminate of Lansley and the Big Red Ball of Blame. On the way you’ll meet some incredible patient campaigners and whistleblowers who’ve tried to stand up to the Big Beast. But who is this evil controlling mind behind this wanton demolition of our nation’s greatest asset and our only major post-war contribution to civilisation (apart from The Beatles and Mo Farah)? You will discover but can you destroy?  Or at least ask him nicely to take his hands off the windpipe.

 

Saving the NHS is the Greatest Game of All, and there are 63.7 million players. Our health service may be held underwater, but with your help, the bubbles will never stop rising. So come inside Dr Phil’s bubble for a hilarious 90 minute consultation. Free dentures (lie).

 

Phil Hammond is a GP turned hospital doctor, writer, broadcaster and comedian. He has been Private Eye’s medical correspondent for over 20 years and has appeared on Have I Got News for You, The News Quiz, The Now Show, The One Show and Countdown. In 2013, he cured the entire nation on BBC1’s Long Live Britain. 

 

Phil Hammond first ripped into health secretary Andrew Lansley about his misguided ‘reforms’ in October 2011 on BBC 1’s Question Time. Since then, Lansley has been sacked as Health Secretary and Hammond lost his job as a GP. Lansley is now Leader of the Commons, Hammond works in a specialist NHS unit for children with chronic fatigue syndrome/ME. Hammond’s blood pressure rose to dangerously high levels after Question Time and – in the organisational chaos that followed -  it would not come down to safe levels. Dr Phil is now a patient, on two pills a day for life. Thank you, Andrew Lansley.

 

The Lansley exchange, and the unfurling of the Laminate of Lansley, will take place on stage if Dr Phil’s blood pressure can handle it

 

Phil is also writing a book. ‘Staying Alive – How to Survive the NHS’ – which will be published in January 2015 by Quercus

 

Praise for Dr Phil’s previous offerings

 

“One of the most entertainingly subversive people on the planet.” The Guardian

 

 “Tough on doctors, patients and politicians. And he’s funny.” The Telegraph

 

“Sceptical, irreverent, very funny and like a mighty gush of fresh air in a field that’s bedevilled with cover ups and cloaked in a vow of silence” Time Out

 

“Generates dozens of laughs and more ire than any amount of tentative taboo-breaching” The Financial Times

 

                                  ‘If Dr Phil were a medicine, you should swig him by the litre’ **** The Times

 

‘Consistently funny’ *****  The Sunday Telegraph

“You’ll never see a doctor in quite the same way again.” ***** The Scotsman

FFI and NEW TOUR VENUES,  CONTACT MARC SIMMONSSON msimonsson@richstonepart.co.uk 0207 497 0849

 

Born in the NHS

 

To read Phil’s Private Eye columns, written under the pseudonym MD, click on… er… Private Eye.

His recipe for NHS reform is a lot simpler than the Health and Social Care Act

1. Stop killing patients

2. Harm patients as little as possible

3. Before doing anything, ask not just ‘is it likely to work?’ but ‘is it humane?’

4. Train and motivate the front-line staff, make sure there are enough of them and look after their mental health

 

POLYOAKS HAS BEEN RECOMMISSIONED BY RADIO 4 FOR A THIRD SERIES – DUE FOR BROADCAST IN JUNE 2014

 ‘SHOOT THE MESSENGER’ – A PRIVATE EYE SPECIAL INVESTIGATION BY PHIL HAMMOND AND ANDREW BOUSFIELD INTO HOW NHS WHISTLEBLOWERS ARE SILENCED AND SACKED WAS SHORTLISTED FOR THE MARTHA GELLHORN PRIZE FOR JOURNALISM 2011. AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD HERE  Shoot_the_Mesenger_FINAL 

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These action shots were taken in 1988, by photographer Homer Sykes, when glasses were riduclously big and babies were ridiculously slippery. If you think you might be one of them, please let me know.  You may be entitled to compensation.

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My toughest case: Baby Phil

 Early in my medical career, in-between stitching my glove onto the top of a man’s head and watching my spectacles fall into an open wound, I realised a career in surgery probably wasn’t for me. So I joined a GP training scheme and prepared for a life of therapeutic gossip and viral probability. But to get there, I still had to do two years of hospital jobs, starting with the most inappropriate one imaginable; 6 months on a special care baby unit.

It was the toughest time of my life, trying to put drips, drains, tubes and catheters in the tiniest of babies. Luckily, the nurses saw me coming and when it was quiet, we’d swap roles. They’d do all the high-tech fiddly stuff and I’d fetch the coffee and Hobnobs. But when it was busy, I’d be called into action. In 1988, the training mantra was ‘see one, do one, teach one’. As one consultant advised: ‘If you’re not sure what you’re doing, put on  a mask of relaxed brilliance.’ But no mask can calm the panic of a premature birth and dash to special care.

The baby was 32 weeks and not breathing. I looked around for sister. Sister was busy with another baby. I’d done six successful intubations (passing a tube into the trachea to allow ventilation) but never on my own. I chose a tube, I picked up the laryngoscope and prayed my glasses would stay on my sweaty nose long enough to get a good view of the vocal cords. I eased the tube in and fate directed it to the correct hole. As the tiny lungs inflated, Mum placed a lump of amethyst next to her baby ‘for the healing energy.’ An unlikely juxtaposition, even for the West Country.

Some babies get rapidly better, others rapidly worse, but this baby remained in limbo for weeks, unable to come off the ventilator but hanging in there. I’d take blood and fiddle with the ventilator, willing him to thrive with science, while Mum brought in a succession of totems. Healing beads, horse’s hair, homeopathic creams. Nothing either of us did seemed to work. Then one morning, she stuck a picture of the Pope on the incubator and went for a coffee.

Sleep deprivation does odd things to the mind, and for some reason I decided to fashion the Pope a Jimmy Saville wig out of a yellow X-ray form. Sister spotted it, just as Mum returned, whipped it off and turned it upside down. “What’s that?” asks Mum. “It’s Dr Phil’s lucky horseshoe. He made it especially.” From that miraculous moment, her baby picks up.  Within a week, he’s off the ventilator. Mum’s overwhelmed, Dad wants to name the baby after me and I’m presented me with an enormous box of chocolates.  I give them to sister, obviously. Baby Phil may have escaped special care, but I’ve still got 5 months to survive.

Total Politics Q&A December 2010

If I Were Prime Minister…

What campaign stunt would you pull in a general election and why?

I’d offer babies MMR jabs while I kissed them, and their parents contraception. If we want to save the NHS and the planet, we need to focus on prevention.

Would you take part in a TV debate with leaders of other parties?

Only if bullying was outlawed. Picking on the one with poor social skills who can’t tell a joke is just cruel. Other than that, no notes, no podium, no rules. And I’d hold it in the Ring o’ Bells at Hinton Blewett, so I could have a couple of pints and walk home.

What would your winning political slogan be and why?

I’d rotate slogans. ‘Dogs not Drugs.’ ‘Bring Back Stairs.’ ‘Foreplay, foreplay, foreplay.’ Dogs and exercise are wonder drugs, especially together, and intimacy before taking the plunge is sadly neglected.

What would you travel around the country in and why?

I’d go round in the Popemobile, with the Pope driving. It’s the least he can do after we bank-rolled his visit. And what better way to hand out Dr Phil’s Easy-On Condoms (motto: ‘they roll both ways’)?

Who would be your Alastair Campbell and why?

Nate Borofsky from the band Girlyman. I don’t want to be surrounded by anger, aggression, blame and repressed homosexuality. Their music is full of liberation and joy, and lifts my mood better than any drug. I once advised Nick Clegg to get some Girlyman in his life and look where he is now.

Who would be your George Osborne and why?

Any one of my patients who somehow manages to live on £30 a week. We’re all in this together, ha, ha, ha.

Who would be in your cabinet and why?

I’d pick Shirley Williams and then let her pick the next person, and so on and so on until we had a love train.

What would you legalise and why?

I’d ensure breast feeding filled all those public spaces smoking has vacated. If more mums were able to do it for six months, it would have a profound effect on childhood health and obesity. But six months is a long time and you need to get out of the house. Currently, the public sign for breast feeding is a bottle. We couldn’t be more repressed. And I’d legalise sex work. We all need a minimum wage, the right to say no and a safe place to pleasure each other.

What would you ban and why?

Very bad food. No health service can cope with obesity. The trans-fatty gristle burger should be a class A drug. A Victoria sponge would be class C (you’re allowed a small slice yourself but you mustn’t push it onto other people). The punishment would be to work in a tall building with no lifts, but beautiful, clean, inspiring staircases.

How would you respond to being booed in public?

I’d savour it. Booing politicians is a fine example of safe and sustainable pleasure. For the recipient, it’s much better than indifference (but the dry cleaning bill is higher).

How would you deal with a sex scandal in the cabinet?

We need to grow up about sex. It’s only a scandal if it isn’t consensual. But I’d check they all know how to put a condom on properly. Harder than it looks, especially with fading eyesight.

What would you have as a new national anthem and why?

Love Train by the O Jays. If people all over the world joined hands and start a love train, it would solve most of our problems (although they might need help to put a condom on. I once met a sex worker who can do it with no hands, but most of us need at least three)

 

What would keep you awake at night and why?

Being reported to the General Medical Council by William Hague’s Press Secretary (it’s happened before, it could happen again. See Sex, Sleep or Scrabble? P 223)

Which pet would you get for No 10 and why?

Two Labradors. They give you unconditional love, keep you active, reduce your blood pressure and even lower your cholesterol (by eating your food). And if you’re too depressed to put your pants on in the morning, they lick your testicles. You don’t get that with Prozac. Or marriage. I’ve already got a golden on and a black one I could bring (that’s Labradors, not testicles)

How would you see off a younger, better looking political rival?

With one of Dr Phil’s Go Quickly Pills.

How would you increase participation in politics?

Explain what politics means. A hundred people, a hundred answers. To me, the central ethical dilemma in life/ sex/ politics/ religion/ healthcare is the responsible use of power. Only by connecting with people can you avoid abusing them. Failing that, I’d make a pledge before the election that affected them profoundly, then break it afterwards just to make them very angry and ‘engaged’.

Who would succeed you as PM?

Nate from Girlyman

What would your commemorative statue look like and be made of and why?

A pair of polished ginger balls, made out of cornelian, to remind us of the Cornelian dilemma at the heart of politics (being obliged to choose between two courses of action either of which will have a detrimental effect on yourself or on someone near to you).

What would you call your memoirs of being PM and why?

‘First do no harm, now give some pleasure.’ We’re all African apes on the briefest of joy rides, but to enjoy life we need to slow down and connect. The secret of pleasure is to pleasure others.

What legacy would you like to leave and why?

I’d only work 48 hours a week as PM. Workaholism is the hidden addiction in politics and the NHS. I’d donate the proceeds of Dr Phil’s Easy-On Condoms to the Herpes Viruses Association (of which I am patron). And I’d give people choice in dying. My wife Jo is also a GP and we have a pact: First one to put CDs in the toaster gets one of Dr Phil’s Go Quickly Pills. You get one free with my DVDs

WORLD EXCLUSIVE

David Milliband quits to spend time with secret ginger love child

 

Dr Tony’s Braineater, Berkley Brasserie Bristol 1990

The Rivals

‘Hello I’m Dr Phil’ ‘And I’m Dr Tony’ ‘We’re Struck Off and Die’

So started my first foray into the Edinburgh Fringe twenty years ago. My comedy partner, Tony Gardner, had been before as a student and knew how to survive in a sweltering Masonic lodge at midnight. I took a little longer to acclimatise but by the end of the run, we’d had rave reviews in the national press, been recorded by Radio 4 and were destined to be the next big thing in comedy.

That was the theory. Alas, when the Radio 4 show went out (rather unwisely after the Archers) it got a record number of complaints to the Broadcasting Standards Council, upheld as ‘inappropriate material for a comedy show.’ Radio 4 stuck with us, and we recorded three series of Struck Off and Die, winning a Writers’ Guild and Silver Sony Awards. But we couldn’t get into television. As one producer put it: ‘On the eve of your hip replacement, you don’t want to hear stories of knackered junior doctors cocking up, burning the notes, burying the X-rays and laughing it off in the mess.’

After five seasons at the Fringe, and three hearings at the BSC, we realised Radio 4 was as far as we were going. The reviews were still good, if a little divisive. ‘What makes this show rise above the rest is the genuine comic talent of Tony Gardner.’ I particularly enjoyed that one. Tony often made me corpse on stage and when the show went well, people would cry with laughter (at least I hope that’s what they were doing). But he needed to break out of the straightjacket of the medical revue. So he gave up the day job to try to make it as a professional actor.

Going from the most secure job in the world to the least never appealed to me, so I stuck with my GP training and continued in the comfort zone of medical humour. Tony got work in Armstrong and Miller, Lead Balloon and The Thick Of It, and landed the lead role in My Parents Are Aliens, while I looked at verrucas by day and peddled medical humour in chilly provincial theatres and corporate conferences at night. Having been very close, we drifted apart – partly because we now inhabited different worlds but also because comedy is very competitive, none more so than in a divorced double-act. You pretend to wish your ex-partner well but you secretly want him so struggle without you.

Since our last Struck Off and Die gig, a hospital party in a seedy Croydon hotel in 2001, Tony and I have barely spoken, which is ridiculous considering we were each other’s best men and Tony is Godfather to Will. As my wife Jo cheerfully put it: ‘If you die, shall I even tell him?’ So when my tour took me to Tony’s home city of Colchester in July, I suggested we go for a drink. I didn’t want him to be in the audience – that would really have thrown me – but in any case he was in London, rehearsing for Sheridan’s The Rivals. Ten years after Struck Off and Die, Tony would be touring with Sir Peter Hall and sharing the stage with Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles. They were reopening the refurbished Bath Theatre Royal. And I was telling knob gags in Colchester.

Tony didn’t suggest that I come, but I wanted to, and I wanted Will to meet him. Alas, by the time we booked, the only two tickets were A1 and A2. Any closer and we’d have been on stage with him. I told him we’d be there but not that my Belisha beacon hair would be in his line of sight for two hours. He clocked us but didn’t appear fazed and delivered a faultless performance as Faukland, both funny and touching. The rave reviews have all singled him out, but none of them spotted that his funniest mannerisms and movements were vintage Struck Off and Die.

We had a drink after and carefully slotted back in to friendship. Soul mates are rare and it’s lazy, selfish and foolish to let them go. Oddly, I wasn’t overly jealous of his success. It’s been a struggle to get castings when you have no classical training but Sir Peter Hall clearly knows talent when he sees it. I wonder if he’s got a small part for the ginger one?

 

Dr Phil’s First Stand-Up, Berkley Brasserie, Bristol 1990

 

 

 


The Thunderer – Phil Hammond, The Times, April 4, 2011


Poor Andrew Lansley. His plans to liberate the NHS have coincided with the biggest ‘fiscal tightening’ in its history. Even without the reforms, flat-line funding over the next few years will lead to unpopular service cuts and angry demonstrations. But his proposals have the attracted such hostility, it’s likely he’ll carry the can rather than the credit crunch.

‘Once in a lifetime’ reform of the NHS is nothing new. Tony Blair, Lord Darzi and David Cameron have all promised it in the last 12 years. Either we’re being lied to, or life expectancy will soon plummet to four years. But the biggest failing of the Health and Social Care Bill is that it’s unreadable. At 353 pages it’s bigger than the Bill that founded the NHS. By page 19, I’d given up the will to live. It’s an impossibly complex mix of regulations, substitutions and amendments. No GP can possibly digest them, and for us to take control of rationing the NHS is a huge leap of faith. It’s like being handed the steering wheel of a runaway coach as it plummets over the cliff. Oh, and here’s the instruction manual. In German.

The phrase ‘any willing provider’ suggests doctors in supermarkets, with loyalty cards for liposuction, two diagnoses for the price of one and a checkout for six symptoms or less. Price completion works when you’re buying things – curtains, soap, Cornflakes – but not when you’re buying complex treatments for patients with several diseases. The NHS improved under Labour, but not as much as it should have done. Lansley’s idea of staff and patients designing services and deciding how the money is spent is spot on, but we need time to sit down and share ideas and experiences. It’s pointless ‘giving patients a voice’ if they don’t know how to be heard. GP Consortia have ridiculously confusing names like Bexley Clinical Cabinet and Cumbria Senate, and patients aren’t guaranteed a seat on the board.

Health reform, like healthcare, relies on trust. Who should we trust to make the best use of NHS resources? Lansley believes that ‘GPs know what patients want’, but some doctors are very bad at listening to patients and a medical degree is no substitute for clairvoyance. What the NHS needs more than anything is to rediscover its humanity. Staff and patients need time together, and services need to collaborate rather than compete in difficult times, without the insecurity of rapid change. Political dogma dictates that if you don’t blow the NHS out of the water in the first year of office, you won’t be able to touch it at all. But the Tories have now realised they need to slow down, if only to placate the Liberal Democrats. Even better, they can blame their more cautious partners when the NHS hits the buffers next year.


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Dr. Phil’s debut DVD, “Dr Phil’s Rude Health Show“, is now available from Amazon.co.uk, Play.com and others.

Cover Blurb

Phil Hammond is a comedian trapped in a doctor’s body. He is Private Eye’s medical correspondent and possibly the only comic to have performed at a Public Inquiry. Dr Phil has done plenty of  Have I Got News for You, The News Quiz, The Now Show, The One Show and Countdown but still finds time to see patients (Mondays only).  In his live show, he is disarmingly rude about politicians, doctors, death, drugs, sex and especially himself, and encourages people to pleasure themselves in a safe and sustainable way. He has yet to be struck off, but he has been reported to the General Medical Council by William Hague’s Press Secretary. Dr Phil has a wife, two kids, two dogs, two cats, two ponies (retired), a penis enlarger (retired), three excellent books and companion DVD, all of which can be purchased at www.drphilhammond.com  Free swabs and sick notes with orders over £10

 ‘Thought provoking, scalpel- sharp stand up.’ The Independent

‘A tremendous show. Sceptical, irreverent and very funny.’ Time Out

‘Great to have a pint with, but you wouldn’t want him as your doctor.’  The Times

Amazon review

5.0 out of 5 stars Struck Off and Die 20 years on…., 14 Jun 2010
By  Mark TwainSee all my reviews
This review is from: Phil Hammond – Dr Phil’s Rude Health Show [DVD] [2010] (DVD)

I’ve been a fan of Dr Phil since I saw him at Edinburgh in the junior doctor double-act Struck Off and Die in 1990. He’s matured a bit since then – his humour is less aggressive and his hair is less ginger, but his delivery is effortless and the range of material he covers (from pubic to public inquiries) is impressively broad. Like his books, Dr Phil’s live show is `comedy with a message’ which may irritate those who like their comics just to be funny. But Dr Phil is never preachy – he just believes that the NHS is dangerous (`£110 billion a year and it’s still no safer than bungee jumping’) and we (patients) need to stand up for ourselves if we don’t want to end up `snoring in the mortuary.’

Much of the material is taken from his current tour but there’s an utterly shameless and fearless description his brush with the clap that was new to me. The mock consultation extras are also a treat. This is light-years from a medical student review, possibly because Dr Phil is light-years from being a medical student. The material is dark and dangerous at times, but there’s a philosophical edge and poignancy that suggests it is possible to survive medical training with your empathy intact. But only if you have a sense of humour. Dr Phil apparently still works as a GP (`because I need the material’) and writes for Private Eye but has somehow only had one brush with the GMC (thanks to William Hague’s Press Secretary). Highly recommended for doctors, patients and anyone considering becoming either.

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Dr Phil’s fllow up DVD, Confessions of a Doctor, is out in Autumn 2010

Cover Blurb

Following the extraordinary success of his debut DVD, Dr Phil is back with an on-stage confession of all those personal and professional cock-ups that have made him a GP, and thankfully not a heart surgeon. Farting in theatre, falling asleep with a penis enlarger on, making a Jimmy Saville wig for the Pope and the asymmetrical lady-part repair….. By way of balance, he’s included other people’s disasters too…. the turnip birth, the Shrove Tuesday severance, the bedside flambé and the breaking in through the pantry window and slipping onto the ketchup bottle incident. Effortlessly suave and deliciously vulgar in equal measure, this is an ideal gift for doctors and anyone foolish enough to use them.

Note: Not suitable for anyone on the Fitness to Practice Committee of the General Medical Council

Dr Phil (MA (Cantab) MB BChir MRCGP DGM) is a GP, journalist, broadcaster and possibly the only comic to have appeared at a Public Inquiry.

Also by Dr Phil:

Dr Phil’s Rude Health Show (a companion DVD)

Sex, Sleep or Scrabble? (a saucy pleasure manual)

Trust Me, I’m (Still) a Doctor (a Private Eye whistle-blower’s diary)

Medicine Balls (a comic prescription to save the NHS)



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