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Dr Sarah Jarvis

Dr Sarah Jarvis regularly joins Jeremy to discuss health matters

Sarah Jarvis has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS, and over 26 years as a GP (not to mention 22 years as a mother!) She combines working as a GP with a role as Clinical Director of the patient information website, which provides free health information written by NHS doctors for patients all over the world. She believes passionately in helping people to take control of their own health, and equally strongly in ensuring that everyone has reliable health information to allow them to make really informed decisions.

Sarah became a GP trainer in 1994 and has trained over 30 other GPs. She has worked closely with the Royal College of GPs as trainee representative and Women’s Health Spokesperson.

She also works with several medical charities, including the alcohol charity Drinkaware and several cancer charities. She has chaired the Health Care Committee of HEART UK, the cholesterol charity.

Sarah got involved in medical media completely by accident, but loves the fact that it gives her the opportunity to let the facts get in the way of a good headline. As well as her work with, she has authored seven books for patients. These include Diabetes for Dummies (Wiley), Women's Health For Life (Dorling Kindersley), and The Welcome Visitor (Hodder and Staughton), a book about ethical dilemmas at the end of life, co-authored with the broadcaster John Humphrys.

Please note that Sarah gives general advice only. If you have a medical condition that requires attention, you should always consult your own doctor.