Benjamin Peter Richardson

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 07 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4470
  1. Will Richardson

Benjamin Peter Richardson (“Ben”) was brought up in Newcastle and followed his father, a consultant physician, into a career in medicine. Always a keen sailor, he met Olivia, who was to be his wife of 43 years, while on a sailing trip with the University of Birmingham in 1967.

Ben joined the Golden Valley general practice in rural Herefordshire in 1976 and was a member of the local medical committee for several years. He retired as senior partner in 2008.

Never someone to sit still for long, he had boundless physical and intellectual energy and took an active role in many aspects of the local community, including bell ringing, golf, badminton, squash, and amateur dramatics.

In January 2013 he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and subsequently had a Whipple’s procedure in Birmingham. He died in St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford. He leaves Olivia, a retired dentist; their son, William, a GP; their daughter, Helena, a physiotherapist; and four grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4470


  • General practitioner (b 1948; q Birmingham 1971; DRCOG, MRCP), died from pancreatic cancer on 25 September 2013.

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