Dr Patrick Tuohy
Dr Patrick Tuohy is a specialist paediatrician with a particular interest in community child health. He has been the Ministry’s Chief Advisor Child and Youth Health since December 1997. His responsibilities include provision of specialist child and youth health advice to the Ministry and other Government agencies, coordination and leadership of child and youth health across district health boards and child and youth health professionals and organisations.
Dr Tuohy undertook his medical studies at the Otago Medical School, qualifying MB.ChB in 1979. He then completed postgraduate training in Paediatrics in Wellington, Melbourne and Nottingham and was admitted to Fellowship with the RACP in 1987. On his return to New Zealand he worked as a General Paediatrician in New Plymouth for three years and joined the Plunket Society in 1991 as its Regional Paediatrician based in Wellington.He was later appointed to the position of National Paediatrician for Plunket, until his move to the Ministry in 1997.
Dr Tuohy has worked in a range of clinical and academic posts, has chaired or served on a range of international, RACP and New Zealand Government committees and working groups, and has for the last 15 years supervised a Registrar rotation through the Ministry of Health. For the last 10 years he has had the role of the National Immunisation champion for the ‘Improving Coverage’ immunisation target. His particular interests are in the areas of developmental and behavioural paediatrics, SUDI prevention, immunisation and child protection.More information soon
Monday 6th May
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