Thank you Tim for all the hard work you have put in and the dedication you have shown in the past. It may not always seem it is appreciated but it is. Whoever takes your place will have really big shoes to fill. Kia Kaha.
A real shame health issues have led Tim to stand down.
Sometimes we hear of members criticizing GP leadership, particularly on this site.
I can tell you, as someone who has seen it, Tim is a tireless champion for general practice, including the disparities of funding and equity issues for the population. It so much easier to shout from the sidelines rather than to step up and lead, which is what he has done. He wi;ll not be easily replaced.
Go well Tim, its a pleasure working with you. Stop, rest, smell the roses.
You've worked so hard for so long - I wish you well
Thank you for all you have done
Thank you Tim for all your tireless work and dedication.
I remember training under Phillip Barbour, yourself and team at Wellsford as a rural GP trainee in 2005 - you have all taught me so much.
Your dedication and contribution to the rural community over the years is one of tireless service and sacrifice. Wishing you all the best and also in writing the book about life as a rural GP - would definitely be an inspirational read!
A great leader of New Zealand general practice, who has left a wonderful legacy for both Urban and rural general practice. With best wishes, Jonathan
Absolute legend! It was a pleasure to watch you help lead so much positive change in the sector over the past 20+ years Tim. Time to look after #1 now. Best wishes, Liane.
Kia kaha Tim
Your commitment to the College and to the wider General Practice sector has been immense.
It has been a pleasure working with you.
Treating 23,500 elective day surgery patients in rural New Zealand is just part of the story. Education, training and workshops to support rural doctors and nurses is leaving a much bigger footprint
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