Dr Grahame Jelley is the Northern North Island representative on the Network Committee. Grahame is a General Practitioner at The Doctors KeriKeri and is also employed by Mahitahi Hauora Primary Health entity as a Rural Clinical Advisor and Medical Director for Locality 1 (Mama,Pepi,Tamariki)
After completing his secondary education in Zimbabwe, Grahame trained at the University of Cape Town in South Africa in 1983. He has worked as a rural GP for 36 years in the mission hospital service, regional rural hospital service in South Africa, large corporate medical services and in solo General Practice in Zimbabwe.
Grahame arrived in New Zealand in 2000 commencing as a DHB employed General Practitioner attached to Buller Hospital on the West Coast of the South Island. This included work as a GP and as a hospital doctor. In 2004 Grahame moved to the Bay of Plenty and for 12 years practiced there at locations including Ohope, Whakatane, Opotiki and te Kaha and as a volunteer GP in the Cook Islands at Aitutaki Base Hospital. Grahame worked as a solo practitioner and then as a corporate shareholder contractor GP for Radius Whakatane. He was actively involved with the Eastern Bay of Plenty PHO and Primary Health Alliance and was employed as a Clinical Advisor to Planning and Funding with the Bay of Plenty DHB.
Grahame Moved to the Bay of Islands in 2015 and has worked part time as a GP and with the PHO’s as a clinical leader and Medical Director. Grahame has held recent positions as Chairperson of the RNZCGP Rural Chapter and a board member of Te tai Tokerau PHO prior to its dissolution and incorporation into Mahitahi Hauora. Grahame is a member of the Primary Care Advisory Group of New Zealand Telehealth Leadership Group and a member of the committee of Northland Faculty of the RNZCGP.