The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the College) is the professional body and postgraduate educational institute for general practitioners (GPs). The College strives to ensure a high standard of care in general practices across New Zealand by setting the standard for quality systems.
The College Board is composed of seven members:
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Download a high res image of Dr Lauren McGifford here
Dr McGifford is a working GP, and has been Canterbury's lead Medical Educator since 2011.
Dr McGifford was elected to the Board in 2015.
Download a high res image of Dr Jo Blakey here
Dr. Blakey is an experienced GP practice owner who works at Manly Medical Centre, Whangaparaoa on the Hibiscus Coast. She holds post graduate diplomas in Child Health, Obstetrics and Sports Medicine and has a passion for medical education, having been a RNZCGP GPEP2/3 medical educator since 2009. Jo was the College’s 2015-2016 board apprentice.
Dr Blakey was elected to the Board in July 2017.
Download a high res image of Dr Sue Crengle here
Te Akoranga a Māui representative, Dr Crengle belongs to Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe and Kāi Tahu iwi. Her portfolio of qualifications include: undergraduate medical, Masters and PhD degrees and qualifications in general practice and public health medicine. Now she works part-time in practice and undertakes research for the sector including health services research, inequities in health, and youth health.
Dr Crengle was appointed to the Board in February 2015.
Download a high res image of Dr Jo Scott-Jones here