Phil Hammond

Phil Hammond

Phil Hammond is a doctor, writer, broadcaster and comedian, well known for his humorous take on the National Health Service. Phil qualified as a GP in 1991 and, after 10 years, switched to sexual health medicine. He first came into the public spotlight with a column for The Independent newspaper, subsequently presenting five series of Trust Me, I’m a Doctor on BBC2; his book of the same name became a best seller.

Phil has a been a guest on The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4) and Have I Got News For You (BBC 1). With David Spicer, he wrote a four-part BBC Radio 4 satire called Polyoaks, about GPs struggling with the then-government's NHS reforms. More recently, he has presented the Music Group on BBC Radio 4 and currently has a Saturday mid-morning show on BBC Radio Bristol. Phil has also frequently appeared as a guest in the Dictionary Corner on Channel 4's long running TV quiz Countdown.

In addition, Phil writes a column named Medicine Balls in the satirical magazine Private Eye, under the pseudonym "M.D."

Phil regularly tours the UK with his own comedy shows, all with hilarious medical themes - starting with 59 Minutes To Save The NHS and continuing on through the years with Dr Phil's Rude Health Show, Confessions Of A Doctor (broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2011) and Games to Play With Your Doctor. He returned to the Edinburgh Fringe for the eighth time in 2011.

To book Phil as an Awards Host, Conference Facilitator or as an After-dinner Speaker, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 7251 8222.