Dr Roger Sexton appointed to NPS MedicineWise Board

8 April 2013

General practitioner and professional education advocate Dr Roger Sexton has been appointed as director of the NPS MedicineWise board in the role of Health Practitioner (GP) director.

NPS MedicineWise Chair Dr Janette Randall says that Dr Sexton is an active contributor to the medical profession bringing broad professional experience and a desire to positively influence lifelong medical education, quality prescribing and optimal patient care.

Dr Sexton is a rural and urban General Practitioner, a clinical skills tutor at Adelaide University Medical School, and a recent member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee from 2010-2013.

He is a past Presiding member of the Medical Board of SA and is a strong advocate for programs to support doctors’ health. He is also a Board member of national medical indemnity insurer MIGA and its Claims Committee, and is a member of the federal AMA Council of General Practice.

In welcoming him to the Board, Dr Randall noted that Roger’s broad professional interests, experience and networks will be of great value to NPS MedicineWise.

Dr Sexton succeeds Dr Chris Mitchell who is retiring from the board having served as a Health Practitioner (GP) director and member of the Audit Committee for the past three years.

“Chris has been a great contributor to NPS MedicineWise, passionate about evidence based medicine and improving patient care,” said Dr Randall.

“Chris also brought a high level of knowledge and enthusiasm for the e-health agenda which was highly valued by the Board.”


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Independent, evidence-based and not-for-profit, NPS MedicineWise enables better decisions about medicines and medical tests. We are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

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