Rachel Clarke is a palliative care specialist for the NHS, as well as a writer and activist. She rose to prominence during the 2015 dispute surrounding Jeremy Hunt's controversial proposal to scrap overtime rates for junior doctors, arguing that the scheme would demoralise doctors. She has since campaigned for the government to tackle understaffing in hospitals, doctor suicides, and other issues within the industry.
Her debut book, Your Life in My Hands: A Junior Doctor's Story, is a memoir of her time as a junior doctor and a reflection on NHS management, funding, and staff retention. It was a Sunday Times bestseller.