Dr Jan Clarke

Immediate Past President

Dr Jan Clarke is a Consultant Physician in Genitourinary Medicine at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine, Leeds University.

She received her BSc in Medical Microbiology and MB ChB with Honours from Leeds University. After completing training in general medicine, she specialised in Genitourinary Medicine and was appointed to Pinderfields and Pontefract Trust (later Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust) consultant post in 1990 before taking up her current post in Leeds in 2001.

She also holds an honorary consultant post in the Department of Community Paediatrics of Leeds Community Health Trust.

She has been involved in the development and management of the National Chlamydia Screening programme (NCSP) in England since 2001. She was a member of the initial steering group for the pilot sites and was part of the English Department of Health (DH) operational group for rollout of the Phase 1 and 2 screening sites. She chaired the DH National Chlamydia Screening Advisory Group (NCSAG) from 2004 to March 2013. NCSAG offered advice on the development of the NCSP to DH and to the Health Protection Agency team managing the implementation of the programme across England.

She was a founder member and elected president of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, has led standard-setting working groups and represented GU Medicine issues to UK parliamentary groups. She is currently a BASHH board member, and led on Public and Patient Engagement for the Association 2013-5.

She is on the editorial board of the International Journal of STD & AIDS, reviews papers for 5 journals, has served as grant reviewer for both the Medical Research Council in UK and the Health Service Executive in Eire, and served on a range of advisory Boards at national level. She has over 50 published papers, 3 book chapters and multiple posters and oral presentations at national and international level medical conferences.

In 2010, She was nominated as one of 100 members of the Achievers Club of the charity fpa (formerly the Family Planning Association), which recognises those who have made significant contributions over a number of years to improving the sexual health of the UK.

Dr Clarke has been an expert contributor to several national guidelines for the management of sexually transmitted infections. Her professional interests also include adolescent and paediatric aspects of GU medicine, mentoring and career development for clinicians, evaluating contact tracing for sexually transmitted infections and developing clinical audit.


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