Committee

The Committee of GP North consists of 4 members, who are elected by the membership and confirmed at the Annual General Meeting. Committee members hold a tenure of 3 years but are eligible for re-election for further terms.

Dr Anne Wilson BMedSci MBBS DRANZCOG MRACGP FAMA

Chair

Elected until AGM 2021

Dr Anne Wilson graduated BMedSci (1978) MBBS (1981) from the University of Tasmania and attained DRANZCOG (‘Diploma of Obstetrics’) in 1986. Anne worked for 10 years in rural general practice (including GP Obstetrics) in Circular Head before joining her current practice, Summerdale Medical, in 1996. Anne is a member of AMA Tasmania State Council and was the AMA Tasmania representative on the Federal AMA Council of General Practice from 2012-2020. Anne is the Federal AMA representative on the National Immunisation Committee. Anne is also the Editor of the GP Pregnancy Care Record used in Northern Tasmania.

Dr Judith Watson MBBS FRNZCGP DRANZCOG GAICD

Treasurer

Elected until AGM 2021

Dr Judith Watson graduated from the University of Auckland School of Medicine, completed a Diploma of Obstetrics and Fellowship of Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 1991. Judith has been working in general practice in Launceston since 1994 and currently practises at Tremaur Medical Centre. Judith is a Director of Clifford Craig Foundation and a 26Ten Coalition member. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and regularly participates in governance training activities.

Dr Donald Rose BMedSci MBBS FAMA

Chair Aged Care Advisory Group; Social Media Coordinator

Appointed until AGM 2021

Dr Rose graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1980 with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and had Intern, Resident and Medical Registrar roles at the LGH over 3 years and then enrolled in the Family Medicine Programme. After a number of hospital and general practice locums along the northwest coast of Tasmania, Dr Rose moved to Circular Head in 1986 with his wife and fellow GP Anne Wilson to takeover a rural practice from a retiring medical couple. Soon after arriving there they merged that practice with the other rural practice in the region to establish the Smithton Medical Practice and they also took on VMO roles at the Smithton District Hospital. After 10 years (and having 4 children) they relocated to Launceston where Dr Rose has been a partner at Summerdale Medical Practice since. His initial interests in acupuncture and diving medicine were overtaken by the needs of ageing patients and now his main focus is in aged care. Dr Rose is active in medical politics and is currently a member of AMA State Council, the Primary Health Tasmania Clinical Advisory Council and the Tasmanian General Practice Forum, Chair of General Practice North Aged Care Advisory Group and was recently appointed as a member of the General Practice North committee.

Dr Magnus Agomuo MBBS BSc FRACGP CertOL

Appointed until AGM 2021

Dr Agomuo gained a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry before graduating from medical school in 2000 with Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery degrees. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners. Dr Agomuo worked in several different continents before commencing his current work as a rural GP in St Helens Tasmania in 2014 where his responsibilities include caring for residents in the Residential Aged Care Facility and being involved in drug and alcohol disorder management and the provision of emergency services among other duties. He is also involved in the training of medical students, Resident Medical Officers and GP Registrars. He has a special interest in mental health, adolescence health, drug/alcohol and addiction medicine, medical education, Aboriginal health, men’s health and geriatric medicine.