Dr James Phillips trained at Cambridge University obtaining a degree in physiology (2000) before completing clinical training in Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ London hospitals, graduating in 2003. He undertook further training in London and qualified as a General Practitioner in 2007. Dr Phillips moved to the north east in 2007 taking a salaried job at Kepier Medical practice, becoming a partner in 2009. Professional interests include diabetes and geriatric medicine. Pastimes include time with family, a keen interest in all aspects of wood working, whether building or fixing as well as walking in the countryside.