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Dyson Pays Tribute To Mciver's Advocacy In Primary Health Care

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Ruth Dyson
Ruth Dyson

Labour's Health spokesperson has paid tribute to retiring New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) Chief Executive Officer Cameron McIver for his years of hard work and advocacy in the area of primary health care.

"The years since Mr McIver became chief executive in 1995 have been ground-breaking in primary health care," Ruth Dyson said.

"While the NZMA and the last Labour Government did not always see eye to eye in relation to Labour's overhaul of the primary sector, and the establishment of Primary Health Organisations, there was much to admire in the forthright advocacy Mr McIver provided on behalf of the association.

"The bottom line is that primary health care can't work efficiently without doctors and other health professionals, and debate with NZMA and Mr McIver in particular was generally constructive and very useful," Ruth Dyson said.

"I wish him well in the future, and hope he finds the opportunity to continue to contribute to the health sector."

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