Richard Lehman, MA, BM, BCh, MRCGP, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Primary Health Care at the University of Oxford. He was a full-time general practitioner in Banbury for 32 years. He has a special interest in cardiology and palliative care, and with Miriam Johnson he published the first book on Heart Failure and Palliative Care in 2006. For the last 16 years he has also written a weekly summary of the principal medical journals which is disseminated by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and the BMJ website. After retirement from UK general practice in 2010 he has worked on studies of the patient experience, and has spent a year at Yale working with the Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) project and remains a consultant to the group. He is currently also working with Dartmouth College on shared decision making tools for use in primary care and on a number of related projects. He is Senior Advisory Fellow in General Practice at the UK Cochrane Centre.