Dr Sarah Jarvis
GP and Medical Broadcaster,
Patient Platform Limited
Dr Sarah Jarvis, MBE, General Practitioner (GP), GP trainer and Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Sarah trained at Cambridge (1980-1983) and Oxford (1983-1986) universities and became a partner in an inner city general practice in 1990. She is an active medical writer and broadcaster, and is the resident doctor for BBC Radio 2 and the One Show on BBC One. She also appears regularly UK television and radio programmes including Good Morning Britain, ITN Lunchtime News, LBC and Radio 5 live.
In 2017 she became clinical director of the Patient Platform Limited. This includes the website Patient.info, which provides patient health education to over 250 million people a year worldwide. She oversees all the clinical content of this site, and has appeared in over 300 short videos for the site, with more to come. In collaboration with other authors from the site, she has developed an online triage tool for use in the NHS, and oversees all clinical aspects of the patient online service Patient Access.
She is the resident doctor to Good Housekeeping, and other UK consumer magazines. Besides these, she has been a regular contributor to a variety of medical journals including Update, Doctor, Practice Nurse and the British Journal of Cardiology and newspapers such as The Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian.
Dr Jarvis is past chair of the Health Care Committee of HEART UK, the cholesterol charity, and is a member of the advisory board for the British Journal of Cardiology.
She has also authored Diabetes for Dummies (now in its third edition), Pregnancy for Dummies, Children’s Health for Dummies, Women’s Health for Life and The Welcome Visitor, a book on the ethics of dying co-authored with the broadcaster John Humphrys.
Sarah was appointed an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year’s Honours list in December 2017 for services to general practice and public understanding.