Tessa Richards

Tessa Richards

Dr Tessa Richards is a senior editor at The BMJ and leads the BMJs patient partnership initiative. She worked as a general physician, rheumatologist and a GP before joining the BMJ editorial staff. Here she has led the journals GP, Education and Analysis sections, and established the Overdiagnosis series ( part of the BMJs Too Much Medicine campaign) and one on High Integrity Health. She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians, a BMJ columnist and writes regularly on patient perspectives. Series she has written include ones on medical education, medicine in India, HMO’s, and medicine in Europe and BMJ theme issues commissioned include Health in the Middle East, Partnering with Patients, and Patient Centred Care. She lives with stage IV cancer and two long term conditions, and is a carer for close family members with rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, and blindness.

Competing interests

I declare that that I have read and understood the BMJ Group policy on declarations of interest. I hereby declare the following interests, according to the policy.

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Personal

I have undergone treatment ( and am followed up) for stage IV adrenal cancer and live with autoimmune conditions. I am also a carer of family members with long term conditions.

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Unpaid positions (current)

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