The Federation is New Zealand’s peak body for Primary Health Care. We promote health and wellbeing, on behalf of members for the benefit of the population of New Zealand. In 2018, 70 of New Zealand’s primary health care leaders representing PHO’s, pharmacy, midwifery, allied health, nursing and others came together to form the Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand. The organisation was initially chaired by Dame Annette King. The current chair is Hon Steve Chadwick.
Post COVID and with the health system review well underway, the reach and membership of the Federation is now being expanded to all areas of primary health including:
The Federation is an all-encompassing peak body that requires members to set aside their separate sector interests – putting patient-centred care before all else. We aim to lead the discussion in primary care policy throughout New Zealand. Our membership represents all providers of primary care.
To view the Constitution, click here.
Following the adoption of the Constitution on 29 March 2021, some Board members have transitioned and others have been co-opted. They will hold their positions until the next Annual General Meeting which is to be held on 25 November 2022. An election process will take place.
Current Board Members
Hon. Steve Chadwick (Independent Chair)
Andrew Gaudin – Pharmacy Guild
Teresa Wall – Director Wall Consultants
Ngāpei Ngatai – Kaimanāki Oranga Community Representative
Phillip Chapman – Consumer Representative
Dr Jenny Carryer – College of Nurses, Professor, School of Nursing, Massey University
Allied Health Aotearoa NZ - Orquidea Tamayo Mortera & Sandra Kirby
Alzheimers New Zealand - Catherine Hall
Arthritis NZ - Philip Kearney
Collaborative Aotearoa - Amarjit Maxwell
College of Nurses - Kate Weston
Diabetes NZ - Heather Verry & Cara Thomas
Family Planning NZ - Jackie Edmond
GenPro - Mark Liddle
Hato Hone St John - Damian Tomic & Kris Gagliardi
Home & Community Health Association - Carmela Petagna
NZ College of Midwives - Alison Eddy
NZ Association of Optometrists - Rochelle Van Eysden
Rotorua Area Primary Health Services (RAPHS) - Kirsten Stone
Stroke Foundation - Jo Lambert
Waitaha Primary Health - Bill Eschenbach & Dr Lorna Martin
Western Bay of Plenty PHO - Lindsey Webber
Whānau Āwhina Plunket - Fiona Kingsford & Kristina Marckean
Wise Group - Shelley Campbell, Maree Haddon & Jeremy Mihaka-dyer