After training in medicine at Cambridge and Oxford, Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE became a GP.
She entered partnership in a busy inner city London practice in 1990. She became a GP trainer in 1994, and has trained no fewer than 27 aspiring GPs.
Sarah has been the resident doctor for the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio 2 for the last 16 years. She has been doctor to the One Show on BBC One for the last 10 years, and also appears on Good Morning Britain on ITV, BBC World News, BBC Radio 4, Radio 5 live, Channel 5 news and LBC. In addition, she writes regular columns in Good Housekeeping and My Weekly magazines. She is the author of six books, including The Welcome Visitor, a book on the ethics of dying co-authored with John Humphrys; Women's Health for Life, winner of the BMA Book Award for best lay publication in 2009; and three books in the popular 'For Dummies' series. Her latest book is the third edition of Diabetes for Dummies.
In the 2018 New Year's Honours list, Sarah was awarded an MBE for services to general practice and the public understanding of health.