Jessamy Bagenal
Senior Medical Editor

Jessamy gained her medical degree at University College London and intercalated in medical anthropology.  She trained as a general and breast surgeon in the NHS, winning awards such as The Margaret Whitt award for clinical excellence from The Royal College of Surgeons of England and sitting on national committees. In 2014, Jessamy co-founded a medical education company that now partners with the Royal Society of Medicine to provide courses to healthcare professionals.  In 2015 she won a National Medical Director’s fellowship with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management gaining exposure to governmental and arms-length healthcare organisations.  Jessamy worked as a clinical editor for the British Medical Journal across their research and education teams and in 2017 was also appointed Editor in Chief of BMJ Open Quality.  Jessamy joined The Lancet in 2018 leaving her clinical practice behind.  She continues to be a specialist advisor to the CQC and mentor for the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and The Girl’s Network.  Jessamy works across the peer review, comment and clinical commissioning teams.