Committee members

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Dr David Gollogly

Chairperson ExC, BoC, FAS

Qualifications:

MBChB (Auckland) 1985
Dip CEM (Auckland) 1995
FRNZCUC 2001
RNZCUC- Founding member of RNZCUC
Executive Committee 1992-present
Chairperson 2001-2005;2008- present
Board of Censors 1999-present
Convenor 1999 2005; 2008 – present
Founder of White Cross, Care Clinics and Quaymed Urgent Care Clinics

Biographical information:

David founded and owned some fourteen urgent care clinics throughout New Zealand between 1989 and 2007, including the White Cross group.

He was a founder member of the College in 1991, and has been present at almost every meeting, for most of the last 20 years, as Chairman and Convenor of the Board of Censors.

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Dr Alistair Sullivan

Secretary ExC, EdC, PSC, FAS

Qualifications:

MBChB (Auckland) 1987
Dip CEM (Auckland) 1996
FRNZCUC 2002
RNZCUC- Founding member of RNZCUC
Executive Committee 1995-present
Chairperson 2000
Convenor, Education Committee 1999-2005
Chairperson, Standards NZ
Committee for UC Clinic Standard, 8151, 2003-2004
General Manager, White Cross Urgent Care Clinics 2002-present
Honorary Senior Lecturer Goodfellow Unit (1999-2006)

Biographical information:

Alistair is one of the founding members of RNZCUC. He joined Urgent Care over 20 years ago when he realised there was a need for more acute care in the New Zealand medical system. He is the current CEO for White Cross Healthcare.

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Dr Stephen Adams

Treasurer, EdC
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Dr William Kim

ExC member, Convenor EdC, FAS

Qualifications:

MBChB (Auckland) 1993
Dip CEM (Auckland) 2002
Dip Musculoskeletal Medicine (Otago) 2006
FRNZCUC 2003
RNZCUC- Executive Committee 2005-present
Vice Chairman 2008-present
Convenor Education Committee 2013-1016
Medical Director Counties and Takanini Care Ltd since 2001

Biographical information:

William is the present Medical Director of Counties Medical LP. He has 15 years’ experience in Urgent Care and is also on the board of TC2013. William chose Urgent Care as his primary specialty because of his love of acute medicine, and the rewards of helping someone who is in acute distress.

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Dr Sarah Hartnall

ExC member, Convenor PSC

Qualifications:

MBChB (Otago) 2001
Dip CEM (Auckland) 2005
FRNZCUC 2006
RNZCUC- Executive Committee 2005-present
Education Committee 2005- 2018
Professional Standards Committee convenor 2018- present
Director private software company

Biographical information:

Sarah is currently working in Clinical Governance and Urgent Care. She is based at Shore Care on the North Shore in Auckland and has 13 years’ experience working in Urgent Care. She started working in Urgent Care because she liked the range of interesting and varied patient presentations, and with juggling being a mum, Urgent Care fitted in well with her lifestyle.

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Dr Jasmine Mackay

ExC member, Convenor BoC, PSC

Qualifications:

BSc in Neuroscience (Otago) 2004
MBChB (Otago) 2009
Dip CEM (Auckland) 2016
FRNZCUC 2015
RNZCUC- Executive Committee 2016-present
Professional Standards Committee 2016-present
Board of Censors 2017 – present
Urgent Care Physician, Christchurch 2013-present

Biographical information:

Jasmine is a Fellow the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care, having completed her training in 2015. She has served on the Executive Committee for 2 years. Jasmine lives in Christchurch and works fulltime as an Urgent Care Medical Officer there, as well as performing some contract work as a Medical Assessor for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. She has an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience.

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Dr Afraz Adam

PSC

Qualifications:

MBBS (Sydney) 2004
Dip in Forensic Med (VIFM,Monash)2010
Dip in Aviation Med (Otago) 2014
MBA (Auckland) 2016
FRNZCUC 2010
FRACP 2012
RNZCUC- Executive Committee 2011-present
Education Committee 2012 2016
Board of Censors 2016-present
Clinical Director White Cross Ponsonby 2012-2017
Senior Medical Registrar, ADHB 2009-present
Police Medical Officer 2010-current
Virtual Health After Hours Doctor, Waikato 2016-2017
Urgent Care Physician, White Cross and Shorecare 2010-2012

Biographical information:

Afraz is currently the Clinical Director of White Cross Ponsonby. He has been practising urgent care for the past 8 years. Primarily trained as a Physician at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia, he chose Urgent care for its flexibility, periodic adrenaline rush, constant challenges and life/work balance. He has experience in Aviation and Forensic Medicine and has worked with the NZ Police in the recent years. Afraz is also one of the pioneers of the Virtual Doctor After Hours Service rolled out by the Waikato District Health Board recently.

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Dr David Sorrell

ExC member

Qualifications:

BHB (Auckland) 1990
MBChB (Auckland) 1993
Dip Obs Med Gyn 1995
Dip CEM 1999
FRNZCUC 2001
RNZCUC- Executive Committee 2017-present
Director of Clinical Training 2016-present
MOSS Dunstan Hospital 2000-2001
MOSS NSH ED 2002-2012
Medical Director Glenfield White Cross 1999
Clinical Director St Lukes White Cross 2016 -present
Urgent care physician White Cross group 1997-2000, 2001-2002, 2012- present.

Biographical information:

Dave is the current Director of Clinical Training at RNZCUC. He combines this with being an Urgent Care Medical officer and Clinical Director at St Luke’s White Cross. Dave brings with him 8 years of experience in Urgent Care and his main reasons for choosing it as his primary speciality include the variability in patients and acute illnesses.

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Dr Matt Wright

ExC member, PSC

Qualifications:

MBChB (Otago) 2003
Dip Paeds (Otago) 2005
Dip CEM (Auckland) 2009
FRNZCUC 2010
MBA (Cambridge, UK) 2011
RNZCUC – Executive Committee 2007-2015,2017
Medical Officer White Cross 2006-Current
Medical Officer Subspecialty Scale Middlemore Hospital ED 2008-Current
Teaching Fellow Auckland University 2007-2008

Biographical information:

Matt has been on the RNZCUC executive committee since he was a trainee and continues to support the work done especially in improving the relationships and understanding of students and junior doctors in relation to Urgent Care. He has an MBA and is involved with some of the strategic aspects of the college. Matt loves teaching and is heavily involved with the exams, practical skills weekend as well as developing his own educational material to help students and trainees in the future.

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Dr Richard Powell

FAS

Qualifications:

MBChB (Auckland) 1987
Dip Obs 1988
Dip CEM (Auckland) 1995
FRNZCUC 2001
FRNZCGP 2012
RNZCUC- Founding member of RNZCUC
Executive Committee 1992 – present
Treasurer 2001-present
Medical Director/Shareholder Three Kings Urgent Care Clinic 1996-present
Police Medical Officer 1993-present

Biographical information:

Richard is currently the Medical Director at the combined Urgent Care and GP facility Three Kings Accident and Medical Clinic in Auckland. He has 25 years’ experience in Urgent Care and also works as a Police Medical Officer under the FRNZCGP scope. His favourite areas of Urgent Care are the surgical and orthopaedic aspects.

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Dr Kelvin Ward

ExC member, BoC, PSC

Qualifications:

MBChB (Auckland) 1996
Dip CEM 2001
FRNZCUC 2002
PGCertCPU (Otago) 2014
RNZCUC    Executive committee 2015, 2017-present
Exam subcommittee 2016

Biographical information:

Kelvin is currently Medical Director at the Wellington Accident and Urgent Medical Centre. He also consults as a technical expert for clinic audits against the Urgent Care Clinic standard. He has a special interest in the use of point of care ultrasound in the acute primary care setting and in promoting its use to other clinicians and students.

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Dr Andrew Stacey

PSC

Qualifications:

MBChB (Auckland) 1997
LLB (hons) (Auckland) 2005
Dip CEM (Auckland) 2008
FRNZCUC 2009
Fellowship of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine (FACLM) 2011
Enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 2012
RNZCUC- Executive Committee ? -2017
Convenor Professional Standards Committee 2016-present
White Cross UC 2007-2008
Clinical Director, The Doctors Ti Rakau UC 2008-present
GP Liaison Middlemore Hospital 2009-2012
Medicolegal Adviser MPS 2012 – present

Biographical information:

Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care and served on the Executive Committee for over 6 years. He splits his time between working as an Urgent Care Physician in East Auckland, and as a Medical Advisor for the Medical Protection Society. He graduated from Auckland University with both medical and law degrees, is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine, and is an enrolled Barrister and Solicitor.

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Dr Guy Melrose

ExC member, EdC, BoC

Qualifications:

2003 MB ChB
2007 MLCOM
2016 FRNZCUC

Biographical information:

Originally from the UK I have worked in Urgent Care since moving to NZ 10 years ago.  I have spent a few years as a Clinical director during the transition to the 2015 Standards and I have supervised an Urgent Care trainee as well as overseen a Nurse Practitioner in training.  In addition to working in Urgent Care in Hamilton and Tauranga, I am currently a Convenor of the Urgent and Immediate Patient Care simulation week at Auckland University which gives 5th year Medical students and Final year Paramedic, Pharmacy and Nursing students the opportunity to experience interdisciplinary learning in a simulated setting. I also do some small group facilitating with 3rd year Medical Students and am currently helping the College edit the online material for the Urgent Care course.  Last year I started producing the official podcasts of the RNZCUC, a project designed to provide Urgent Care CME for college members whilst providing a platform for discussion of Urgent Care topics and for promoting the RNZCUC.

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Dr Judith Walsh

ExC member, EdC, BoC

Qualifications:

MBChB University of Edinburgh 2008
FRNZCUC 2016
RNZCUC Executive Committee 2015
RNZCUC Education Committee 2018
SMO, Shorecare, Auckland 2016- date
Medical Officer Whitecross, Auckland 2013- 2018
ICU Registrar Epworth Hospital, Melbourne 2012
ED Registrar Maroondah Hospital Melbourne 2010-2012
NHS Foundation Academic Training, Glasgow 2008-2010

Biographical information:

After working in the UK and Australia, I moved to New Zealand in 2013 where I was delighted to discover Urgent Care, a specialty that perfectly combined my interests in both emergency and community medicine.
During my training I was keen to become involved in developing the structure and content of the training program and was fortunate to sit on the Executive Committee as a trainee representative. Here I gained an appreciation of the intricacies of running the college and the efforts that have produced the exciting developments that we have seen year on year.

Since gaining Fellowship in 2016 I have been involved in teaching at SDAW, writing stations for the OSCE examinations and had a seat on the Education Committee.

I currently work in Shorecare Accident and Medical Clinics in Auckland where I have a role in developing nurse education programs and clinic protocols.

I spend my spare time chasing after my son, helping my husband renovate our home, paddle boarding and trying to revive my skills at the piano.

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Dr Rain Lamdin

EdC

Qualifications:

BSc. (Psychology, University of Auckland) 1989
BHB (University of Auckland) 1994
MBChB (University of Auckland) 1997
Grad Dip Ed (University of Auckland) 2001
PhD (University of Auckland) 2006

Biographical information:

Rain has been a medical officer (mostly 0.5) in the Department of Emergency Medicine since 2007 and has been involved in research and healthy workplace committees. She is a Lecture  in the Centre for Medical and Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland since 2009 as a lecturer (currently 0.1).  Rain is currently an advanced trainee with RNZCUC.