GP Wanted: Cardiovascular Disease Expert Advisory Group 

A chance to represent GPs on a Cardiovascular Disease Expert Advisory Group 

As part of the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment and management guidance published in February 2018, The Ministry of Health are establishing an Expert Advisory Group to support the work, and they have requested a GP representative from the College to join them
The Group will provide advice needed to support the implementation of the new CVD risk assessment equations in primary care.
The cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment and management guidance was published in February 2018. Implementation of the new equations and management recommendations are progressing with resources and tools in development. 

As part of this work the Ministry of Health wishes to establish an Expert Advisory Group to provide technical and clinical support.  

Gerry Devlin the Ministry’s Clinical Leader Cardiac, has been approached and agreed to chair this group. 

The first meeting of this group is on 23 March 2020, an all-day meeting in Wellington.

The Group will provide advice needed to support the implementation of the new CVD risk assessment equations in primary care. 

As service delivery is generally based in primary care, it would be useful to have nominees who have a current interest in primary care. 

Time commitment 

We envisage that much of the work of the group will be undertaken by email, and face to face meetings are likely to occur only once or twice per year. 

Draft terms of reference and papers for the first meeting will be forwarded in the coming weeks.
 
If you would like to be considered for this role, please email your completed application form and CV to angelique.collins@rnzcgp.org.nz by 28 February 2020.