Tessa Richards

Senior editor / Patient Partnership at the BMJ

Dr Tessa Richards is senior editor at The BMJ, and developed and leads the journals patient and public partnership strategy. She is currently responsible for advancing its spread across The BMJ company including its wide portfolio of specialist journals. She trained and worked in the NHS as a general physician, rheumatologist and GP before joining The BMJ where she has led the journals General Practice, Education and Analysis sections and established influential series including the Overdiagnosis/Too Much Medicine series. She has a long standing interest in global health and European Health policy and is a regular writer and speaker on the importance and potential of patient and public partnership in healthcare and health research. She lives with stage IV cancer and pernicious anaemia, and is a carer for close family members , young and old, with rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, blindness and other long term conditions.

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