Mr Andrew Connolly 

Chair, Medical Council of New Zealand; Head of Department, General & Vascular Surgery, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, NZ

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.


“Revalidation”, 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.