Dr Sarah Jarvis is probably most widely known as The One Show’s very own GP, offering advice and information on health issues from medical breakthroughs in hearing aids to long-suffering and embarrassing ailments such as chronic hiccups.
Sarah trained at Cambridge and Oxford. She became a GP in 1990 and was a partner in the same practice from 1990 – 2017. She now works regularly as a GP locum. In 2017 she became Clinical Director of Patient.co.uk – an international patient information website with 250m visitors per year.
Sarah entered the world of medical media entirely by accident, through work with the Royal College of GPs (first as trainee rep on Council and later as chair of the Women’s Taskforce). She still hasn’t quite worked out how she ended up in the media spotlight – she did one interview and the phone hasn’t stopped ringing since! She has written weekly columns in national newspapers, appeared for 4 years as ITN Lunchtime News’ doctor and spent 11 years on the advisory boards of Update and Doctor.
Sarah is a member of the advisory board for the British Journal of Cardiology and is on the patient group of Heart UK, as well as being a resident doctor on Good Housekeeping and on BBC Radio 2, appearing on Jeremy Vine’s programme on Monday afternoons. She also appears regularly on Radio 5 live, Radio 4, Daybreak and ITN lunchtime news.
Her books include ‘A Younger Woman’s Diagnose-It-Yourself Guide to Health’, ‘Diabetes for Dummies’ and ‘Pregnancy for Dummies’. Her other writing projects include ‘Child Health for Dummies’ and a book on the ethics of dying, co-authored with John Humphrys.