Philip is married has 2 grown up children and 5 grandchildren. Living in Derbyshire Philip is a senior lecturer at the University of Derby.
Diagnosed type 2 diabetes in 2002 when living in Aberdeen. Moved back home to Derbyshire in 2010. Currently Chairperson of the Ashbourne UK Diabetes group.
Diagnosed CKD in 2003 progressing to end stage kidney failure in 2016.
A renal patient on nocturnal home haemodialysis and an advocate for Nxstage home haemodialysis.