We also acknowledged the work of outstanding leaders and contributors to the health sector, with the presentation of:
Adjunct Associate Professor Amanda Oakley has been a specialist dermatologist in Hamilton since 1986. She has made many significant contributions to her field, and is an accomplished educator, researcher and innovator.
She is a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Honorary member of the American Dermatological Association, of the American Academy of Dermatology, and of Mel Net. Now, with the award of Honorary Fellowship, the College recognises Associate Professor Oakley’s services to general practice.
Professor Peter Crampton has been an Associate in Practice of the College since 1990. He started his professional life as a GP at the Porirua Union and Community Health Service, and later specialised in public health medicine.
Professor Crampton’s contributions to general practice as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Health Sciences, and Dean of the Otago Medical School have been immense.
He has served on numerous government advisory panels related to public health, health services, and health workforce, and is a dedicated educator.
Dr Keith Carey-Smith, Havelock North
Dr Keith Carey-Smith has worked with the College as an Assessor in the Quality team for the last 15 years.
As a member of the 1998 to 1999 Practice Standards Working Party, Dr Carey-Smith helped to develop the first Aiming for Excellence quality standard.
His services to the College have been numerous, and include time spent as a GP teacher, Chairperson of the Taranaki Sub-faculty, Primex examiner and Fellowship Assessor.
Dr Kerryn Lum, Taradale, Napier
Dr Kerryn Lum has inspired half a generation of General Practitioners in Hawkes Bay. As the region’s GPEP1 Medical Educator, Dr Lum mentored local GPs for 10 years.
Many of this cohort still practice in the area and appreciate her work with the PHO and DHB, as she advocates for the general practice workforce.
Dr Lum’s influence extends to national roles she has held with the College, as a Clinical Lead and Examiner.
Dr Stephen Main, Hokianga
Dr Stephen Main has provided long-standing service to the Northland Faculty as a former Chairperson. His contributions to the College include serving as Chairperson of the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine, and as a member of the National Advisory Council.
Throughout his career, Dr Main has exemplified the spirit of primary health care by advocating for improved access to general practice, and by championing rural general practice and hospital medicine.
This dedication was recognised by an Outstanding Teachers Award from the University of Auckland, and now by Distinguished Fellowship.
Dr Tim Malloy, Warkworth
Dr Tim Malloy is an outstanding leader and contributor to the College and the primary health care sector. In addition, he serves his local community as a practising GP.
He has tirelessly advocated for better access to quality health care for patients, and ensured the voice of general practitioners is heard by policy makers and politicians.
He has represented the College and its members at both a national and international level – including chairing the PRIME service and the General Practice Leaders’ Forum.
Dr Andrew Miller, Whangarei
Dr Andrew Miller is an outstanding man. His dedication, passion and commitment to general practice is second to none.
As Chairperson of Manaia PHO, Dr Miller leads by example and strives to implement strategic development that is patient-centred and interdisciplinary.
Dr Miller has been a GP at Bush Road Medical Centre in Kamo, Whangarei since 1994, and has worked with the Northland DHB since 1995 as a Sexual Health Medical Officer.
More recently he has taken on the roles of Clinical Director of Information Services, and Clinical Lead for the Neighbourhood Healthcare Homes Programme. He is a keen runner and allegedly a lousy fisherman.
Dr Warwick Palmer, Warkworth
Dr Warwick Palmer has been a Member of the College since 1988, and was awarded Fellowship in 1996. As a retiring GP, Dr Palmer has spent more than 34 years at the same Kawau Bay practice, north of Auckland.
Dr Palmer has served as an examiner and an educator, and continues to be an appreciated leader in his community. Dr Palmer has startled many new registrars by encouraging them to follow his mantra of “Fun”.
More than anything though, he has shown joy in providing continuity of care for multiple generations of the same family, and meeting the colourful characters of his catchment area, which stretches from Puhoi to Wellsford.
Dr Mark Peterson, Taradale, Napier
Dr Mark Peterson was appointed to the College Board in 2011, having served in many roles and on many committees during his tenure.
Amongst many other things, Dr Peterson has been a tireless advocate for general practice during funding negotiations as a representative on the PHO Services Agreement Committee.
Dr Brian Walsh, Meadowood, Auckland
Dr Walsh has been a Member of the College since 1974 and is now a Life Member. He has served on the Auckland Faculty Executive for nearly 20 years, and has never missed a meeting.
As the longest-serving member of the Executive, Dr Walsh is very supportive of new members and has encouraged many GPs into leadership roles.
His career and contributions to the Auckland medical community is diverse, and has included after-hours and emergency care, and working with the New Zealand Police Force.
Community Services Medals
Dr Alainuanua Diana Tupai is one of the first Samoan woman GPs to work in Counties Manukau. She has worked with Bader Drive Doctors in Mangere for the last 16 years, and has served as the Clinical Leader there for the last ten.
Dr Tupai firmly believes that community participation is the key to any health management improvements. As the Clinical Lead for Alliance Health Trust PHO, and as part of the Counties Manukau Clinical Leadership Group, Dr Tupai is in an excellent position to exercise this vision.
Her work with the Pacific GP Network has highlighted her goals to increase the number of Pacific GPs working in their communities.
Dr Lawrie Herd has made major contributions over many years to the establishment and construction of a skin cancer clinic at the Dargaville Medical Centre.
This achievement contributed to a significant reduction in morbidity and mortality associated with skin cancer in his community.
Dr Herd has also dedicated himself to educating junior doctors and medical students, by training them to recognise and manage skin cancer.
Humphrey Rainey Prize for Excellence
Dr Phoebe Shearman, Te Puke
The Humphrey Rainey Prize for Excellence is awarded to the top candidate overall across the General Practice Education Programme (GPEP) Clinical and Written Examination.
Peter Anyon Medal
The Peter Anyon Memorial Address is presented by a GPEP2 registrar at the Annual Conference for General Practice.
The presentation is given in the memory of Dr Peter Anyon, who is recognised as having made an important and valuable contribution to the vocational education of general practitioner.