Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke

Doctor & Author

Rachel Clarke is a current NHS doctor and former television journalist who cares passionately about standing up for her patients and the NHS. She works in palliative medicine, believing that helping patients at the end of life experience the best quality life possible is priceless.

As well as writing extensively about the junior doctor dispute and health politics more broadly for the Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, Huffington Post and BMJ, she has appeared on BBC Newsnight, Channel 4 News, BBC1, ITV, Sky, and give radio interviews to BBC Radio 4’s Today and PM programmes, Radio 1 and Radio 5 Live among others.

In 2016, she received the UK Medical Journalists’ Association award for blogger of the year.

Her first book, Your Life in My Hands, due out on 13.07.17, seeks to capture the truth about life on today’s NHS frontline.

Throughout the junior doctors’ dispute, she gave many television interviews for BBC1, BBC2 Newsnight, Channel 4 News, ITV and Sky, plus radio interviews for BBC Radio 4’s Today and PM programmes among others.

‘From the very heart of the NHS comes this brilliant insight into the continuing crisis in the health service. Rachel Clarke writes as the accomplished journalist she once was and as the leading junior doctor she now is – writing with humanity and compassion that at times reduced me to tears.’ Jon Snow

Event 23: Happy Birthday NHS! A reflection on 70 years

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With the 70th birthday of the NHS in early July, the debate over its future will be high on the public agenda. Where next for this cherished institution?  How much more money will it need? And how will it adapt to changing demographics? Join us for this urgent discussion chaired by Health Editor of BBC News […]

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