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Medical nominations for the Medical Council

8 December 2017 Medical Council of New Zealand

Every three years the Medical Council of New Zealand holds an election in which the profession votes to choose four doctors (medical practitioners) as nominees to the Medical Council – that time has now come.

Current elected Council members

The current elected members are:

  • Dr Jonathan Fox
  • Dr Pamela Hale
  • Dr Martin Searle
  • Dr Curtis Walker

Their term will come to an end in June 2018.

Key dates

Nominations for the election of the four medical practitioners opened on Monday, 20 November 2017 and close on Friday, 19 January 2018.

Voting will open on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 and close on Friday, 23 March 2018.

The Minister will be advised of the top four polling candidates on Tuesday, 27 March for consideration of appointment as members of the Council for a 3-year term from July 2018.

 Background information

Attached for your information is the information sheet that has been sent to doctors, as well as the nomination paper.

NZ Medical Council 2018 – Information Sheet v4

NZ Medical Council 2018 – Nomination Paper v4

The detail of the election process can be found in the Regulations here.

The election is being managed by ( using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) process.

More information about how STV works can be found here.