Trustees & Patrons


  • Peter Gwilliam (Chairman)
  • David Jones
  • Ros Littlejohn
  • Marion Phillips
  • Dr Rajaventhan Srirajaskanthan


Dr Phil Hammond

Phil Hammond is a doctor, journalist, broadcaster, campaigner and comedian. He worked for over twenty years in general practice, and currently works in a specialist NHS centre for children and adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome/ME. Phil has been a presenter for BBC Radio Bristol since 2007 and Private Eye’s medical correspondent since 1992, breaking the story of the Bristol heart scandal and giving evidence to the subsequent Public Inquiry. In 2012, he was shortlisted with Andrew Bousfield for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Investigative Journalism for ‘Shoot the Messenger,’ a Private Eye investigation into the shocking treatment of NHS Whistleblowers.

Prof. Martyn Caplin

Dr Martyn Caplin is a consultant in gastroenterology and hepatobiliary medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London. In addition to his general practice in gastroenterology he is lead physician for the Neuroendocrine Tumour Unit at the Royal Free, leading a multidisciplinary clinical team as well as heading a research programme in neuroendocrine tumours. His research interests include gastrointestinal peptides, new targets for neuroendocrine tumour therapy, assessing the efficacy of targeted isotope therapy for neuroendocrine tumours and other interventional protocols.

Sir Peter Stothard

Sir Peter Stothard is Editor of the Times Literary Supplement and was Editor of The Times from 1992 to 2002. His book On the Spartacus Roaddeals, in part, with some of the symptoms associated with a neuroendocrine tumour of the pancreas for which he was successfully treated in 2000. ‘I am happy to support the NET Patient Foundation and its campaign for increased awareness and earlier diagnosis of this slothful but determined killer’.