THE celebrity host of this year’s Building Better Healthcare Awards has been confirmed as GP, broadcaster and comedian, Dr Phil Hammond.
Having qualified as a doctor in 1987, Phil became a GP in 1991, specialising in sexual health. His career on the stage started as one half of Struck Off and Die, which had five sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was twice selected for the Perrier Pick of the Fringe Award. In 2002, he also fronted 28 Minutes to Save the NHS on Radio 4, which he extended to a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe Festival show and a 60-date UK tour.
Since 1992, Phil has written Private Eye’s medical column, Doing the Rounds, and has presented five series of Trust Me, I’m a Doctor on BBC2, exposing the wide variations in care across the NHS. He has also appeared on numerous TV panel shows and is much in demand as a speaker, facilitator and conference chairman, as well as being the author of several best-selling books.
But he has found time in his busy schedule to front the 2011 BBH Awards, where he will be announcing the winners of 15 categories celebrating the very best in the healthcare built environment and estates and facilities management sector.
Organised by BBH, the ceremony will be held on 10 November at The Brewery, an eye-catching venue in central London. We are currently taking guest bookings for tables at the event, which kicks off with a champagne reception and exhibition followed by a sumptuous four-course meal, during which the awards will be presented. As well as the prizegiving, there will also be special guest speakers, live music and entertainment.
Currently, our team of expert judges is reviewing a growing number of entries, with the shortlist due to be announced later in the summer. But there is still time to get your entry in before the closing date at the end of this month.
For more information, log onto the BBH Awards website via the link below