Medical Travel Compared, a specialist medical travel insurance comparison website, has commenced a partnership with TV doctor, Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE as its medical consultant.
Dr Jarvis’ collaboration with Medical Travel Compared, will see Dr Jarvis reviewing and contributing to the travel insurance guides featured on Medicaltravelcompared.co.uk. The guides which offer help and advice to those with medical conditions will include Dr Jarvis’ medical expertise to help answer questions about travelling with certain conditions. Dr Jarvis will also act as the spokesperson for the educational campaigns Medical Travel Compared will be implementing in 2020.
A practising GP since 1990, Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE has been the doctor the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 for 17 years. Dr Jarvis has established herself as a household name with appearances on programmes such as ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Channel 5 News and BBC World News, as well as contributing as a regular columnist to publications including Good Housekeeping and My Weekly. Dr Jarvis has been integral to growing Patient.info, for which she acts as Clinical Director providing accessible, bite-size summaries of common medical conditions. The author of six books including Women’s Health for Life, winner of the BMA Book Award in 2009, and three medical-themed contributions to the popular ‘For Dummies’ series, she was awarded an MBE in 2018 for services to general practice and the public understanding of health.
Tommy Lloyd, Managing Director of Medical Travel Compared, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE. Living with medical conditions impacts more than one in three of the UK’s population and Sarah’s experience educating the public on health-related travel matters will help us to engage with a greater audience and give us an additional a voice of authority.”
Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE added: “I am thrilled to be partnering with Medical Travel Compared at this exciting time. The number of patients living with long-term health conditions is rising and it is vital for people to have access to reliable, comprehensive information in a user-friendly format if they are to make the informed decisions that enable them to be in control of their health, especially when abroad.”
Medical Travel Compared works with over 40 specialist travel providers to help travellers compare the best travel insurance deals offering comprehensive cover for those who have had a previous or long-term existing medical condition.