Peter Snow Memorial Award

 

Dr Peter SnowThe award was set up to honour the life and work of Dr Peter Snow (pictured left) who passed away in March 2006.  Dr Snow was a rural general practitioner based in Tapanui.

As well as caring for his patients Peter was Past-President of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and was a member of the Otago Hospital Board and District Health Board. He was enthusiastic and active in seeking knowledge to improve the health and safety of rural communities. His work contributed to the identification of the chronic fatigue syndrome and he was influential in raising safety awareness on issues related to farming accidents.

The inaugural winner of the award in 2007 was Dr Ron Janes and in 2008 the award was jointly won by nurse Jean Ross and Dr Pat Farry. 

 

Dr Garry NixonIn 2009 the award went to Southland rural hospital doctor Garry Nixon.

 

 

 

Dr Tim MalloyWellsford GP Dr Tim Malloy was the winner of the Peter Snow Memorial Award for 2010. Click here to view story (12.4KB). 

 

 

 

Martin LondonWest Coast GP Dr Martin London was the winner of the 2011 Peter Snow Memorial Award. Click here to read story. Also see Network News story.

 

 

Southland-based Rural Nurse Specialist Kirsty Murrell-McMillan was the 2012 winner of the Peter Snow Memorial Award. Click here to read more.

 

 

Two recipients shared the 2013 Peter Snow Memorial Award presented at the Network’s Rotorua conference. They were Moerewa-based GP Graeme Fenton and Hamilton-based New Zealand Institute of Rural Health CEO Robin Steed. Read more.

 

Two recipients also shared the 2014 award - Dr Janne Bills and former nurse and former midwife Kim Gosman. Read more.

 

 

The 2015 Peter Snow Memorial Award was presented to Dr Katharina Blattner, a rural hospital doctor based in the Hokianga. The award was announced at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s annual conference in Rotorua (March 12-15). Dr Blattner was presented with the award by one of last year’s winners, former mid-wife Kim Gosman (pictured left). Read more.

 

 

 

Dr Ivan and Leonie Howie from Great Barrier Island were the recipients of the 2016 Peter Snow Memorial Award presented at the Netowrk's 2016 conference in Dunedin. The previous year's recipient Kati Blattner was on hand to make the presentation to the Howies. Read more. 

 

 

 

 

The recipients of the 2017 Peter Snow Memorial Award were Kaikoura GPs Dr Chris Henry and Dr Andrea Judd. The award was announced at a ceremony at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s annual conference in Wellington on Friday, March 31. Read more

 

 

 

Nominations for the 2018 award will open on June 30, 2017. Click the links for nomination forms for an innovation or service (22 KB) or for research (22 KB).

For information about applications and nominations for 2018 call communications manager Rob Olsen on 04 495 5887, 021 472 556 or read more about the Peter Snow Award (53 KB)