After graduating in physiology and medicine, Phil practised family medicine as a GP in Sheffield for thirty-four years. A growing interest in plant-based holistic care resulted in an honours degree in Herbal Medicine at Lincoln College. Expecting to emerge as a doctor with additional skills in herbal medicine, he is now proud to realise that he is a herbalist with previous experience of general practice.Phil practices an integrated approach to herbal medicine and is particularly interested in helping those who need to combine a herbal approach with their conventional medical treatment.
Phil has been on Council since 2017, and has been heavily involved in developing the relationships between herbalists and conventional practitioners, as well as using his creative skills to publicise and promote the Institute. He was elected as President in 2019.