The UKLA Annual Dinner 2021

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The 2021 Annual Dinner will be held on Wednesday 10th November 2021 at 8 Northumberland, London

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Our speaker will be comedian and former NHS doctor, Dr Phil Hammond.

Dr Phil HammondDr Phil Hammond can talk seriously or humorously, and usually both, about any health and lifestyle topic. He has been an NHS doctor for 32 years, a comedian for 23 years, a BBC broadcaster for 29 years and Private Eye’s medical correspondent for 27 years. He qualified as a doctor in 1987, was a part time GP for 20 years, spent 5 years in sexual health and currently works as an associate specialist in paediatrics in an NHS team helping young people with chronic fatigue.

Phil presented five series of Trust Me, I’m a Doctor on BBC2, and has appeared many times on Have I Got News For You, the News Quiz, the Now Show and Countdown. Phil has been a Lecturer in Medical Communication at the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol. As a journalist, he broke the story of the Bristol heart scandal in 1992, and gave evidence to the subsequent Public Inquiry.

In 2012, Phil and Andrew Bousfield were shortlisted for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for investigative journalism for their Private Eye special report on the shocking treatment of NHS whistle-blowers, Shoot the Messenger. He has twice been named in the top 100 NHS Clinical Leaders by the Health Service Journal, and was voted Teacher of the Year by the medical students of Birmingham University.

He was revalidated by the GMC in 2018 with the best patient satisfaction ratings his appraiser had ever seen (largely down to the fact that he is the only doctor in the NHS who gives 90-minute appointments) With David Spicer, Phil wrote 5 series of the medico-political satire ‘Polyoaks’ for Radio 4, and five books including ‘Staying Alive’ and ‘Sex, Sleep or Scrabble?.’

Phil was half of the award-winning comedy junior doctor double act Struck Off and Die with Tony Gardner, and has done four UK solo comedy tours, teaching audiences how to pleasure themselves sensibly and take the pressure off the NHS. His show, ‘Happy Birthday NHS?’ celebrates its 70th birthday and provides a road map for its salvation. It toured in 2018.

Phil presented his own BBC Radio Bristol show for 12 years, ‘Dr Phil’s Saturday Surgery’ before being sacked by the BBC in August 2018 for tweeting that he would stand against his local MP, Jacob Rees- Mogg, at the next election. Having previously been assured he would only have to stand down during purdah, the BBC did a U-turn when they realised Rees-Mogg could demand his own radio show to broadcast to constituents. This story, and Phil’s subsequent campaign to become health secretary, is featured in Phil’s 2019 Edinburgh Fringe show Vote Dr Phil? His other fringe show, The Great Health Con, explores how and why we spend trillions pursuing ‘health’ without understanding what it means.

Phil speaks widely on the daily habits of health – CLANGERS (Connect, Learn, (be) Active, Notice, Give back, Eat well, Relax, Sleep – and tries to practice what he preaches.


To book places please complete the booking form and return to Megan Humphreys at

Hotel accommodation can be booked at a preferential rate via or by telephoning Priority on 0845 6123 611 or +44 1473 550 620 and quoting Event Code: UKLA001 21

If you wish to order wine/alcoholic beverages for your table prior to the event this can be done by visiting and following the instructions below.

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Drinks Reception 6.30pm

Dinner 7.30pm

Formalities End 10.30pm

Lounge Bar 10.30pm onwards

Carriages 1.30am




Truffle foam, oyster mushroom tempura, pickled enoki, compressed granny smith, truffle and mushroom powder and bay leaf oil

Vegetarian Starter


Roasted diced butternut, pumpkin seeds, spiced onion bhaji, coriander oil, coriander cress VEG/FF

Main Course


Swiss chard, Jerusalem artichoke puree, quince jelly jus and pine smoked venison haunch pithivier

Vegetarian Main


Saffron potato fondant, cauliflower puree, watercress pesto, cauliflower and quinoa crumb, watercress and pickled shallot



Vanilla ice cream, Crème Anglais , caramel sauce

Vegetarian dessert


Lemon syrup, poached rhubarb, lemon curd and rhubarb sorbet

All dietary requirements can be catered for. Please ensure you notify of the dietary requirements of your guests prior to the event.


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Terms & Conditions

Photos from the 2019 UKLA Dinner



Photos from the 2018 UKLA Dinner

Photos from the 2017 UKLA Dinner

Photos from the 2016 UKLA Dinner

UKLA President Steve Mayo with Director General David Wright and Secretariat Manager Debs Grigg
Beth Ann Jones, President of ILMA; Steve Mayo, UKLA President, Valentina Serra-Holm, President UEIL and David Wright, Director General UKLA
Guest Speaker Barry Cryer

Photos from the 2015 UKLA Dinner

Photos from the 2014 UKLA Dinner

Photos from the 2013 UKLA Dinner