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Dr Derek Sherwood Clinical Director Choosing Wisely
Dr Derek Sherwood
MBChB(Otago) FRCS(Ed). FRANZCO
Dr Sherwood completed his Medical degree at Otago University. He did his Ophthalmology training in the UK, returning to work in NZ in 1990. He has previously been involved in providing eye surgery in Nepal and the Pacific Islands but over the last 10 years in addition to his busy clinical practice he has been working to improve Eye Health Services in New Zealand firstly in his role Chairing the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Group and then Chairing the Save Sight Society and then the Chair of the NZ Branch of the Royal Australian and NZ College of Ophthalmologists.
From 2014 – 2018 Derek was Chair of the Council of Medical Colleges an organisation that represents 15 Specialist Colleges and 9,500 doctors.
Dr Sherwood is now the Council of Medical Colleges Clinical lead for the Choosing Wisely campaign in NZ .