Te Kuiti GP wins 2018 Peter Snow Award

Date published
9 Apr 2018

Long-serving Te Kuiti GP Dr Keith Buswell is the recipient of the 2018 Peter Snow Memorial Award. The accolade was announced at a ceremony at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s annual conference in Auckland on April 7. Dr Buswell has been a rural GP in Te Kuiti for more than 30 years and was presented with the award by last year’s recipients Dr Chris Henry and Dr Andrea Judd, both from Kaikoura. Pictured left to right are Dr Judd, Dr Buswell and Dr Henry.

 

Dr Buswell was nominated for his “Innovation and Service to rural health”.

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Meanwhile, the Rural General Practice of the Year Award went to Aotea Health, Great Barrier Island. It was accepted by Leonie Howie and Adele Robertson and presented by NZ Doctor editor Barbara Fountain.

Nurse Practitioners Gayle Lindley and Kate Stark received awards in recognition of acheiving Nurse Practitioner status and in appreciation of their service to rural General Practice.