Clare Fernandes

Clare Fernandes

Professional Title Chief Medical Officer

Companies & Organisations BBC

Session Title Have you ever wondered what it was like to work outside of the healthcare system?

Clare Fernandes qualified as a doctor from The Royal Free and University College Medical School in 2008, and is a Consultant in Occupational Medicine.

Clare is the Chief Medical Officer at the BBC.

Since joining the BBC, Clare’s role has revolved around providing medical input into policies and practices around BBC buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing return to work advice for colleagues, from drivers in Nepal to TV celebrities, general health promotion and COVID-19 health advice, and (virtually) taken her to teams in Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan Nairobi and South Africa. She has worked with shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and EastEnders to keep you favourite shows going during the pandemic.

Clare is the author of ‘Questions and Answers for the Diploma in Occupational Medicine’ and runs revision courses to aid those sitting the Diploma in Occupational Medicine.

Outside of work, Clare is a keen diver and loves to travel, particularly to experience new cultures and new food and textiles, and is a keen scuba diver.