Dr Philip McCarthy

Dr Philip McCarthy

Department of Theology and Religion
CEO of Caritas Social Action Network
Honorary Fellow, Edward Cadbury Centre

Contact details

I am currently CEO of Caritas Social Action Network, the social action agency of the Catholic Church in England & Wales. I was a GP in Bristol and held numerous leadership positions within the NHS. In 2015 I undertook an MSc in global ethics at Birmingham University, writing my dissertation on the ethical issues that assisted dying raises for GPs. I hope that my experience in social action, medicine, entrepreneurship, ethics and Catholic social thought can contribute to the work of the Cadbury Centre.

Qualifications

MB ChB (Bristol) DRCOG, MRCGP, FRCGP

MSc (Birmingham)

Biography

I am currently CEO of Caritas Social Action Network, the social action agency of the Catholic Church in England & Wales. I was a GP in Bristol and held numerous leadership positions within the NHS as well as being a GP trainer for over twenty years. During my career I was clinical lead for the Bristol Homeless Health Service, Chair of Avon Local Medical Committee, a non-executive director of GP Care, a GP provider company, and a GP appraiser. In 2015 I undertook an MSc in global ethics at Birmingham University, writing my dissertation on the ethical issues that assisted dying raises for GPs.

Research

Catholic social teaching, medical ethics, global ethics.

Other activities

I am a keen long-distance walker. In 2008 I walked from Canterbury to Rome and wrote a book about the walk “Rome Alone”. In 2015 I continued the journey on to Istanbul. More about the walks can be found at www.romealone.org.uk