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Dr Samantha Murton

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Samantha (Sam) is President of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, and a Wellington-based GP. She is also a Senior Lecturer and Trainee Intern Convenor at University of Otago, Wellington.

She was the College’s first medical director and is passionate about supporting general practice. Sam advocates for the profession at a national level, and she does this while maintaining practical experience that keeps her advice relevant and realistic.

In all Sam’s roles she champions collaboration and transparency. She is willing and equipped to represent the challenges that face general practitioners and their patients, bring GPs together nationally, and champion the role of the expert general practitioner who works in the broader primary care team.