Phil Hammond is a practising GP, writer, broadcaster and journalist. He has been a lecturer in medical communication at two UK universities (Birmingham and Bristol) and won awards for teaching, journalism, comedy and broadcasting.He presented six series of “Trust me, I’m a Doctor” for BBC2, wrote a best-selling book of the same name and co-wrote the BBC1 sitcom “Doctors and Nurses”. As a journalist, he broke the story of the Bristol heart scandal and gave evidence to the subsequent Public Enquiry. Phil is Private Eye’s medical correspondent. He is a strong supporter of the power of patient stories – view his endorsement here.