Andrew Connolly is Head of Department of
General & Vascular Surgery at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland. His major clinical interest is colorectal
surgery. He is also Chair of the Medical Council of New Zealand. He has been a member of several Ministerial
working parties, and Ministry of Health review groups. He holds an Honorary Associate Professorship
in Surgery from the University of Auckland. Andrew has a strong interest
in clinical governance and surgical education and training. Outside of
Medicine, Andrew has a passion for military history, especially the Great War.
referred to as “Recertification” in New Zealand, is the term used to describe
both maintenance and enhancement of competence. Both the Medical Council of New Zealand and
the Medical Board of Australia are reviewing the requirements for doctors. This presentation will focus on the MCNZ
proposals and how the proposed changes may affect individual doctors and how
the proposed changes will likely be implemented by colleges.