Richard Lehman

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Richard Lehman, MA, BM, BCh, MRCGP, is Professor of the Shared Understanding of Medicine in the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham. He was a general practitioner in Banbury for 37 years. For the last 20 years he has also written a weekly summary of articles from the principal medical journals which was posted on the BMJ website. After retirement from full-time general practice in 2010 he worked initially on studies of patient experiences, and spent a year at Yale University working on patient-centred outcomes and helping to set up the Yale Open Data Access (YODA) project. He remains a consultant to the group. He is on the steering committees of the NICE shared decision making initiative and Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Choosing Wisely group. He was guest editor for the Sharing Medicine series in JAMA Internal Medicine (Sep 2017).

Author Archives: Richard Lehman

Sharing decisions about antibiotics

It's World Antibiotic Awareness Week and Richard Lehman looks at the latest evidence on shared decisions about antibiotic use for respiratory infections

Stones, groans and citrates

Can citrates help prevent kidney stones? Richard Lehman looks at the latest Cochrane evidence