Patients First welcomes Dr. Nader Fattah to their Board
The Board of Patients First is pleased to announce their newest member, Dr Nader Fattah. Nader is a British medical graduate and a practicing GP of more than 16 years, attaining membership of the Royal College of GPs (UK) in 2005. After gaining his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree at the University of Dundee, Nader worked as a GP in Scotland, in diverse urban and rural settings. He took the opportunity to experience New Zealand in 2003, working in Palmerston North Hospital for a year. His love of Aotearoa, its land, people and culture inevitably drew him to settling here permanently with his wife in 2010.
Nader has gained invaluable board experience over the last 5 years, as Trustee of THINK Hauora’s (formerly Central PHO) Board, member of MidCentral DHB’s Clinical and Pharmacy Boards, Clinical Council and District Digital & Data Information Governance Group. He is the Primary Care representative on HISO, using connections built serving on the Ministry’s Read to SNOMED Stewardship group and SNOMED Adoption Accelerator Group. He completed MidCentral’s Transformational Leadership Programme in 2014 and is a member of the Institute of Directors NZ.
His membership of local, regional and national Boards has allowed Nader to cultivate a rich skill set in clinical, IT and business governance. Nader has a lifelong interest in technology that drives his pursuit of ICT to enhance people’s health and empower their lives.
Nader’s recent national advisory group work has included district representation on the ACC Connect National Advisory Group, PHARMAC Schedules Rules Advisory Group and the Ministry’s National Pharmacy Action Plan 2021-2026 review group.
On joining the Patients First board, Nader said: “My experiences as a practicing GP, Principal Medical Advisor at THINK Hauora (PHO) and member of HISO have afforded me multi-level insights into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Digital Health in Aotearoa. With the health reforms sweeping into reality, we have a once in a generation environment to create significant advances in primary care. The prize is a secure and interoperable health system with an enduring capacity to deliver on the quadruple aim and an unwavering focus on equity. I’m delighted and energized to join the fantastic team at Patients First on this exciting mission.”