What we do


The purpose of the Primary Health Dataset Programme (PHDP) Governance Group is to provide oversight and guidance. 


The Governance Group helps by:


  • sharing knowledge and expertise re the state of primary health sector information
  • reviewing and/or endorsing final reports and recommendations
  • facilitating linkages with related projects and stakeholders from the wider sector
  • keeping other colleagues and leaders informed
  • supporting engagement and communication activities
  • advising on and assist with the management of any associated risks and constraints.

Governance Group members

  • Emma Prestidge, Director Primary, Community and Rural services (chair)
  • Rawiri McKree Jansen, Clinical Lead, Te Aka Whai Ora
  • Justin Butcher, Chief Executive, Pinnacle
  • Richard Medlicott, GP, representing RNZCGP
  • Bryan Betty, Chair, General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ)
  • Geoffrey Thompson, Manager, Māori Health Insights
  • Simon Royal, Independent Advisor Māori Data Sovereignty
  • Allan Moffitt, ProCare, Primary Care Clinical Director
  • Darren Douglass, Group Manager Digital Strategy, and Investment, Data and Digital
  • Kadin Latham, Principal Advisor, Te Aka Whai Ora
  • Stephen Lavery, Programme Co-lead, Programme Manager, Primary Care
  • Tony Cooke, Programme Co-lead, Business Partner for Primary Care, Data and Digital