Dr. Philip Bull
Dr. Philip Bull is a Consultant Rheumatologist, joint hypermobility specialist, mindfulness champion and bass guitar player. Since retiring full time from the NHS (National Health Service) in 2014 he runs two private clinics and is involved in medical education. Current positions: Consultant Rheumatologist, The Chaucer Hospital, Canterbury & The One Hospital, Ashford Medical Advisor and Trustee, HMSA (Hypermobility Syndromes Association).
He is also involved in Education for Medical Students from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School, Junior Doctors and GP’s at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. He is the Education lead for the East Kent Community Rheumatology Nursing service.
Special interests: his main specialty interest is in the Joint Hypermobility Syndromes. He is the instigator of the Kent Hypermobility Network, working with the HMSA charitable trust to improve services for hypermobile patients through education using existing resources. Other interests include gout, soft tissue rheumatism, fibromyalgia and chronic pain.He has experience in medical leadership and works as a mentor on the IQ leadership program for Rheumatologists.
He has a particular interest in mindfulness and how it applies to the wellbeing of health service employees, working in association with the government’s Mindful Initiative leadership team.He has an ongoing interest in the Alexander Technique and has written educational articles and organized events with the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique.