Dr Gerrard Phillips MA, DM, MBBS, FRCP – Consultant Respiratory & General Physician

Dr Gerrard Phillips has been a consultant physician at Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, since 1994. He is a ‘jobbing’ clinician, still very active in both the acute medical take and his specialty. He was elected senior censor/education and training vice president at the Royal College of Physicians in July 2014 and leads for the RCP on all matters relating to education and training, and is medical director of the RCP’s Medical Education Department. He has published over 40 research and other articles.

Clinical interests & Specialties:

Respiratory Medicine & Internal Medicine, Asthma, Chest, Cancer diagnosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Cancer, Pleural Disease


  • MA 1975
  • MBBS 1978
  • MRCP 1983
  • DM 1990
  • FRCP 1998
  • Hertford College Oxford, 1975, St Bartholomew’s Hospital London, 1978
  • SHO London 1980-3
  • Medical Registrar Kings College Hospital London, 1982
  • Medical registrar Royal Victoria Hospital Bournemouth, 1983-4
  • Medical Registrar Westminster Hospital London, 1984-5
  • Clinical Research Fellow MRC Immunopharmacology Unit, Southampton General Hospital, 1986-8
  • Senior Registrar Respiratory Medicine and GIM, Royal Brompton and St George’s Hospitals London, 1989-94
Current Appointments & Roles:
  • Vice President, Royal College of Physicians, 2014-present
  • Medical Director Education Department RCP, 2014-present
  • Chair, Education, Training & Examinations Committee RCP, 2014-present
  • RCP Censor, 2011
  • Deputy Head Wessex School of Medicine, 2013- present
  • Member GMC Curriculum Advisory Group, 2012-14
  • Member SAC Respiratory Medicine (UEMS rep, curriculum lead, CESR Assessor), 2012-present
  • Member SCE Respiratory Medicine Exam Setting Board, 2009-14
  • Treasurer British Thoracic Society, 2014- present
  • Regional Specialty Advisor, Respiratory Medicine, Wessex, 2006-present
  • Dorset Cancer/End of Life Clinical Commissioning Panel Board, 2012-present