Dr Philip Bull, FRCP

Dr Bull trained at St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School and then undertook senior specialty training in both Rheumatology and Acute Medicine at a Westminster and Charing Cross Hospitals. He worked as Consultant Rheumatologist at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust based at the William Harvey Hospital from 1990 to 2014. During that time he developed a major interest in joint hypermobility and also held a senior management role as Clinical Director for medical services from 1994 to 2010.

Dr Bull has brings his particular experience in hypermobility spectrum disorder and service development as Deputy Chief Medical Advisor to the HMSA. With regards to his clinical practice (private), these include two rheumatology clinics, at the ‘One Hospital’ in Ashford and also ‘The Chaucer Hospital’ in Canterbury.

Dr Bull is also involved in medical education, running a rheumatology syllabus for East Kent Hospital's medical students and junior doctors as well as local GPs, health professionals and patient groups.

Dr Bull is the clinical lead for the Kent Hypermobility Network and works on a voluntary basis for the HMSA and also, as a hospital governor for East Kent Hospitals. He has a particular interest in the Alexander Technique and Mindfulness.

In his spare time, Dr Bull plays bass guitar in an acoustic rock band.

Dr Bull joined the HMSA’s medical advisory board in November 2016.

‘It is great to welcome Dr Bull to the board. His governance experience and knowledge base developed throughout his NHS career will be a significant benefit for the HMSA, as it moves forward with its plans for the next 5 years. Fantastic news!’ - Donna Wicks CEO