Philip Dolan MBE KHS

Philip Dolan

Philip Dolan

Prior to retirement, Philip was an area manager in the Strathclyde region social work department, a member and vice-chair of the Greater Glasgow Primary Care Research Ethics committee and a qualified member of the Disability Appeals tribunal.

Philip has been actively involved with the UK Haemophilia Society for many years as a trustee and vice-chairman. In 2008 he was awarded an MBE for his voluntary contribution to haemophilia in Scotland.

Currently Philip is a lay examiner for the Royal Colleges of Surgeons.

Philip first heard of AvMA whilst a member of the Scottish government’s expert group chaired by Lord Ross that reviewed situations where people had been harmed by the NHS and there was no legal redress. Also on the expert group was Arnold Simanowitz the former chief executive of AvMA.

During discussion they reflected on the possibility of a similar organisation being set up in Scotland. Subsequently he met with AvMA chief executive Peter Walsh and has been a Trustee for four years.