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Dr Richard Medlicott
Medical Director
RNZCGP MBChB, Medicine


Dr Richard Medlicott is the Medical Director at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. He is a GP from Island Bay in Wellington with a keen interest in health IT, health governance and extreme sports.


Richard advises the RNCGP Board, and CEO Helen Morgan-Banda on College matters on a both a policy and clinical level, and how those matters might impact on the care that GPs give.


He is a practising GP, Director and Partner at Island Bay Medical Centre, where he has been based for 18 years. Island Bay is the second largest practice in Wellington with 11,000 registered patients.


Richard is on the Board of Compass Health PHO and had a background in health IT. He is the clinical Lead on the Shared Care Record project, and a member of the Integrated Care Collaboration project between the DHB and PHOs. He is Past Chair of the Health Information Standards Organisation, the Primary Care Information Management Group, and past member of the International Health Terminology Standards Organisation.


Richard is a member of the Primary Care special interest group for SNOMED International, which enables the uptake and correct use of terminology in health systems around the world.


He was previously Medical Director for Medibank.


Adding to his busy schedule as a GP, his governance roles and his role at the College as Medical Director, Richard is also a keen extreme sportsman. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking and is also a family man with two teenage daughters.

Dr Richard Medlicott

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