Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE



Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE trained at Cambridge and Oxford Universities before becoming a GP partner in an inner-city practice in London but is probably best known as BBC One Show's very own GP.

Sarah continues to act as a GP locum at her old practice, keeping in touch with the front line, and of course her patients of many years’ standing. She was awarded an MBE in the 2018 New Year’s honours list for services to general practice and public understanding of health. 

In 2021, she was appointed visiting Professor of General Practice at the University of Huddersfield.

Sarah is very recognisable from her many media appearances on TV, Radio and in the Press, although her entry into the media world was entirely by accident, stemming from just one interview through her work with the Royal College of GPs - and the phone hasn’t stopped ringing since!

Sarah is the BBC One Show’s very own GP, appearing regularly to offer advice on all manner of health issues. She has literally covered every imaginable condition from chronic hiccups to major medical breakthroughs, and was a trusted voice throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

Sarah is the resident doctor for the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio 2, and regularly joins Jeremy on his Channel 5 programme. She also appears as the guest doctor on broadcasts such as Good Morning Britain, BBC World News, BBC Radio 4, Radio 5 live, Channel 5 News, LBC and spent 10 years as ITN’s Lunchtime News Doctor. She also writes regular columns for My Weekly and Good Housekeeping.

On a lighter note, Sarah even appeared on a Doctor’s special of quiz show Pointless! She was the only medical doctor present, sharing the set with fictional doctors, including a certain time traveller.

In addition to her journalism, Sarah has written 6 books including '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.

Sarah is a proud member of the advisory board for the British Journal of Cardiology and has chaired the healthcare committee of the cholesterol charity HEART UK. She also acts as a medical advisor to a host of nationwide brands.

Sarah spoke at our Speaker Taster Session on 23rd March 2021. See the recording here: https://www.performingartistes.co.uk/podcast-post/26 

"Sarah was a great speaker"   TPP for the SNUG Dinner 

"Thank you very much again for your excellent moderation of the event. You articulately and elegantly presented the issues at stake and skilfully steered the debates. All in all, your moderation was critical to the success of the event."  Roadmap for Sustainable Healthcare Conference in Brussels for AbbVie, Philips and the European Steering Group 

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Dr Sarah at the Speaker Taster Sessions in March