Tessa Richards

Senior editor /Patient Partnership at the BMJ

Dr Tessa Richards, is Senior editor /Patient Partnership at the BMJ, and leads the journals patient and public partnership strategy ( www.bmj.com/campaign/patient-partnership ). 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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