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New Director Brings Vast Experience To Role

New C&C DHB Director of Planning and Funding brings vast experience to role

One of the country’s top sports doctors is heading south to take on a new challenge as head of Capital & Coast DHB’s Planning and Funding Directorate.

Dr Nick Chamberlain’s appointment brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and skill to the role.

Dr Chamberlain, whose medical experience includes General Practice, Sports Medicine, Anaesthetics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, has most recently been GP Liaison and an important team member at Northland District Health Board’s Planning and Funding and Elective Services.

C&C DHB Chief Executive Margot Mains is looking forward to Dr Chamberlain joining the team.

“Dr Chamberlain brings impressive and wide-ranging experience in both clinical work and health management. I look forward to having him on-board as we head into interesting and exciting times ahead, with the development of our New Regional Hospital and the implementation of our Annual and District Strategic Plans,” Ms Mains said.

Dr Chamberlain’s clinical work has taken him around the world, both to work with patients and to give lectures. Within the specialty of Sports Medicine he has lectured in Palau, Pohnpei and Tonga, and has been team doctor for Northland regional rugby and soccer teams and the NZ rugby sevens team. He has worked on the medical team for the Sydney Olympic Games Team and was Health Team Leader for the Manchester Commonwealth Games Team.

He also brings to the role a significant amount of experience in medical administration and management. Having completed an MBA and more recently a Fellowship in Medical Administration (FRACMA), Dr Chamberlain has also held regional and national advisory positions, which involved working closely with Managers, Clinical Directors and with GPs, Practice Nurses and Maori Providers.

He has also taken a lead role in the Health Needs Analysis, Strategic and District Annual Planning processes in Northland, and the establishment of the region’s Primary Care Strategy.

Dr Chamberlain was the Primary Care advisor for the Meningococcal Vaccine (MeNZB) Programme National Advisory Group and is a past Chairman of Whangarei Independent Practitioners Association.

Dr Chamberlain’s other achievements include papers written on a range of clinical and health management topics, and he is completing some unique research on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk screening.

Dr Chamberlain has a broad clinical knowledge, qualifications in public health and policy, and experience with planning, continuous quality improvement, clinical governance and innovation.

Dr Chamberlain will join our Planning and Funding Directorate team in early November.


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