Clinical Governance Group

Members of the Clinical Governance Group

Health solutions and services deployed to enable improved patient care, must be designed, reviewed and progressively improved. In addition to technical and operational capability required to deliver that outcome, a Clinical Governance Group (CGG), comprised of independent, reputable clinical leaders from across Primary Care is essential to oversee, advise, recommend and sign-off on the clinical safety and efficacy of New Zealand’s health solutions and services. 

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Dr Andrew Holmes


Andrew’s medical degree is from the University of Otago; he did a paediatrics residency at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and American Boards Certified in Paediatrics; he also did a public health residency at the Johns Hopkins University, and American Boards Certified in Public Health Medicine; he has worked in various policy and management roles for the New Zealand Ministry of Health, followed by health and social services consultancy and general practice. He is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, and co-owner and a director of City Medical Centre in Wellington’s CBD.

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Dr Lisa Eskildsen


Lisa’s professional experience includes being a GP for over 20 years in a range of practice types, including as Clinical Lead of a high needs GP service for 7 years. Current work includes Clinical Lead (GP) for the Safety in Practice programme with Waitemata DHB/Auckland DHB, GP at the Auckland City Mission practice, GP Liaison for Auckland PHO and as a Regular Practice reviewer with Inpractice. Professional interests include focus on improvement in processes and systems within General Practice to improve safety and quality.

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Dr Chris Reid


Chris is a full-time GP in Kerikeri and current chair of the RNZCGP National Advisory Council. Originally from the UK, he trained at the University of Newcastle Medical School before spending 10 years in the Royal Marines. Chris emigrated to New Zealand in 2004 and has lived in Northland with his family ever since. In that time he has been an elected board member of Northland DHB. His current roles include being a director of Te Tai Tokerau PHO, writing his regular column in The Northland Age and a member of Green Cross Health’s Clinical Advisory Group. When time permits he continues to develop his passion for portrait photography.

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Catherine Marshall


Catherine is a health policy consultant and independent guideline adviser with a wealth of experience in consumer engagement. Catherine has worked in the health sector for more than 25 years. In her policy roles she was involved in the development of the first Code of Health and Disability Consumer’s Rights.
She was the first Chief Executive of the New Zealand Guidelines Group and was involved in the development and design of NZ’s first evidence-based guidelines and the establishment of the Consumer Collaboration of Aotearoa. As a consultant, Catherine has provided health evidence and policy advice to government agencies primarily in NZ and Australia.
Catherine has held a number of volunteer community roles and directorships on international health evidence NGOs. She is also a member of the Consumer Collaboration of Aotearoa’s Kaitiaki Group, undertakes consumer reviews for Cochrane and is she a primary care representative on the NGO Council.

Tracey Watson


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Peter Jansen


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