Dr Peter Jones
Dr Peter Jones has recently taken a part time role working as a community rheumatologist in Nelson Marlborough district. Trained in the UK, he worked in a multidisciplinary team at QE Hospital for Rheumatic Disease and Rehabilitation (now QE Health), Rotorua 1995-2010. During this time he took on an academic role with Auckland University, developing Rotorua as a teaching campus. He moved to the Waikato Clinical School as deputy head in 2010, and was programme director for the trainee intern year for the Faculty of Medicine. His research spanned clinical biochemistry, clinical research and the genetics of gout.
At the national level Peter chaired the Specialist Advisory Committee (Rheumatology) for RACP, co-authored the Australasian rheumatology training curriculum, developed standards for accreditation of training sites, and initiated supervisor training in rheumatology. He was a physician member of PTAC, Pharmac’s clinical advisory committee, and the Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee for MedSafe. In his current post he is the clinical lead for the Ministry of Health’s programme for continuous quality improvement through health system integration using system level measures. He also leads the Mobility Action Programme, providing community based multidisciplinary care for people with musculoskeletal disorders.More information soon
Tuesday 7th May
(AMD, AFOEM, AFPHM, ED, PCHD, PA, T)