The recipient of the 2011 Peter Snow Memorial Award is West Coast GP Dr Martin London.
Martin was nominated under the “Innovation or Service” category which recognises his “outstanding service to rural general practice to rural communities for many years and his endless enthusiasm and drive to help retention and recruitment of rural health professionals”.
Martin is the South Island representative on the NZRGPN Board and has been a rural GP since 1983 and a salaried practitioner for the South Westland Practice since 2005.
He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago for the Rural Medical Immersion Programme, convener and founding member of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (1992) and intermittent board member since that time.
Martin is on the Rural Premium Review Panel and Chair of the Network’s Membership Committee. He pioneered the original rural GP locum service via the Centre for Rural Health (Christchurch) in 1996.
Martin is also on the reference group for Health Workforce New Zealand’s review of Training for General Practice.
Martin holds a MB ChB (Bristol 1977), a Dip.Obst. (Otago) and is a Fellow of RNZCGP.