Rakaia GP thinks outside the square with farmer consults

Taking health check-ups to the farm gate proved successful for GP Suzanne Fowlie from Rakaia Medical Practice in Mid-Canterbury.

In combination with rural journalist Craig (Wiggy) Wiggins from Farmers Weekly, the pair organised wellness checks where farmers were in their own setting, in this case at a stock sale using a horse float as a consult room.

Sue is the Rural Representative on Canterbury Clinical Networks Alliance Leadership Team, sits on the Ashburton Service Level Alliance Team (RSLAT) and looked at what mental health services are available in the Ashburton area due to the stress caused by M.Bovis.

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Sue is pictured during a health consult with Jack Fagan, son of world speed shearing champion Sir David Fagan. Jack, from TeKuiti, is the 2019 Speed Shearing world champion.