Dr Phillip Jacobs MRCP, MB ChB

Consultant Physician, Acute & General Medicine

Dr Jacobs qualified in Liverpool and trained in Manchester and New Zealand. He completed specialist training in North London, during which time he also completed a pioneering Clinical Leadership Fellowship.

Dr Jacobs sees a wide range of acute presentations of medical illness, and runs the Ambulatory Emergency Clinic which is an emerging, streamlined way of managing patients presenting to hospital who would traditionally be admitted. Instead, they can be treated and discharged the same day.

He is the departmental lead in the Royal Free's patient safety programme and is a lead investigator of Serious Untoward Incidents, using Root Cause Analysis to identify care and service delivery issues. He participates in cardiac arrest notes audits to identify and explore avoidable and remediable factors in the processes of care prior to cardiac arrest.

Dr Jacobs is the directorate lead for Acute Kidney Injury and  Simulation based Medical Education in which emergency scenarios can be recreated in a safe environment and clinical and non-technical skills can be acquired.   

He is also a Clinical Advisor to the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcomes and Deaths (NCEPOD). He is an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and University College London Medical School, has published articles in peer reviewed journals and presented work at international conferences.