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Doctor theatre: Hammond examines medical history

10 February, 2017

Dr Phil Hammond 

DR Phil Hammond – the long-time Private Eye health correspondent – will consider whether he is “lucky, ignorant or just yet to be diagnosed” with mental illness in a new two-part show.

It begins with a look back over his life and asks questions about how he managed to stay sane in a family with a strong history of depression and suicide.

The second half looks at the threat to the NHS and how the political interventions over the past 30 years “are themselves a leading cause of death”. A former NHS GP, Dr Hammond has worked in sexual health and with people with chronic fatigue.

The show is at Leicester Square Theatre on March 6 and 7.

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