Dr Phil’s Rude Health Show with Dr Phil Hammond.
‘One of the most entertainingly subversive people on the planet.’ The Guardian
Following the sell-out success of 89 Minutes to Save the NHS, Dr Phil escapes from his surgery again to answer all those awkward health questions…. Why, if we’re putting £105 billion into the NHS, is it still no safer than bungee jumping? Why are whistle-blowers still being shot?
Why are we nationalising banks and privatising hospitals? How can you get out of hospital alive? Do GPs ever pretend to hear things with a stethoscope? What happens to all the drugs that patients pretend to swallow? How can you spot a dodgy doctor? Is Dr Phil one? And would there be a riot if doctors, politicians and patients really told each other the truth?
Most of us are hard-wired to seek pleasure, but no health system in the world can cope with the tsunami of accident-prone, drug-addled, sex-obsessed, lard-buckets headed our way. Yet very little medical research has been done into pleasure. Why do children put things in their upper holes and adults in their lower holes? Is it safe to fall asleep with a penis enlarger on?
Can anyone put a condom on with less than three hands? Should everyone have Scrabble before marriage? And what should you do if someone dies on you during sex? The best way to save the NHS is not to use it, and yet much of the budget is swallowed up by pleasure-seeking illness or injury. So how do you pleasure yourself without ending up in casualty? Dr Phil has all the answers. And if he doesn’t, he’ll just do what all doctors do. Make some up.
‘A comedian trapped in a doctor’s body.’ The General Medical Council
Swindon Arts Centre
Thursday 16 November, 8pm
Tickets £14 (NHS workers £12)
Box office: 01793 614837