How to understand medical decisions

About this provisional website

This is a provisional educational website to help the public, patients, nurses and doctors to make medical decisions transparent so that they can be understood easily and quickly by everyone.


The author is Dr Huw Llewelyn MD FRCP.  He is an experienced physician and clinical teacher who is the creator and author of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis (click here). He is now applying his skills and experience to teaching patients how to understand medical decisions and how to get further advice.


He qualified in Cardiff and after working there for some years, moved to St Bartholomew's Hospital in London as a lecturer and then as a consultant physician and clinical teacher at Kings College Hospital. He returned to Wales before retiring from full time clinical practice to write books for doctors, students and patients.