Our Clinical Advisory Team

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  • Julie Cowley

    Julie Cowley

    Julie is a New Zealand trained local registered nurse (RN) with many years of primary care nursing in our community and a longstanding member of the Bayfair practice team. She has developed a very broad range of primary care nursing skills. Julie enjoys learning and has continued her nursing studies and completed a Master of Nursing and more recently gained the authority to prescribe medicines for patients attending the nurse clinics.

    The new RN designated prescriber role allows nurses who work in collaboration with GP’s and have successfully completed advanced education and certification to prescribe medicines from a specified list. The RN can assess, diagnose and treat common conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, skin infections, sexual health etc.

    Julie is passionate about supporting people to gain confidence in management of their long-term conditions. She has completed advanced education in diabetes and associated health problems, and is able to provide specialised diabetes care to our growing population of people with diabetes.  Being able to prescribe medicines has made a difference for patients attending the nurse clinic and frees up the GP’s time to see more complicated patients.  

  • Dr Umang Patel

    Dr Umang Patel

    Umang drives the growth of our telehealth services through linking the network into and developing Covid Care and HouseCall.

  • Abby Lewis

    Abby Lewis

    Abby is responsible for coordinating support office systems / processes (resource centre, Hgov, Foundation, Cornerstone and Urgent Care standards) within the network.

  • Gemma Czydel

    Gemma Czydel

    Gemma is responsible for coordinating support office systems / processes (resource centre, Hgov, Foundation, Cornerstone and Urgent Care standards) within the network.

  • Kelly Boughey

    Kelly Boughey

    Kelly is responsible for network clinical &quality leadership, new &existing services, workforce development for safe, efficient and effective service delivery.

  • Dr Stephanie Taylor

    Dr Stephanie Taylor

    Dr Taylor is a Specialist General Practitioner and owner at St Heliers Medical in Auckland where she has practiced since 2004 and will continue patient consults as she is passionately committed to continuity of care with her patients.
    Prior to this she worked as a GP in both Wellington and South Auckland. Stephanie has been a Director of both ProCare Network Limited and ProCare Health Limited, is a Trustee for the mental health charity Voices of Hope, a clinical examiner for the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners, and a member of the NZMA General Practice Council.

    As Clinical Director, Stephanie provides clinical leadership and support to our network and partner with our General Manager Medical on executing strategic opportunities for the Green Cross Health Medical group. 

We are proud to have a forum that strengthens clinical and professional leadership among the our wider Green Cross Health clinicians.

This team works closely to provide valuable expertise, strategic leadership and solutions to our network and leadership teams:

  • expertise, guidance and pastoral care to clinicians who are affected by serious clinical errors and patient complaints
  • new models of care, healthcare innovation, integrated healthcare systems
  • champion reform and service improvement in primary health care
  • policy setting, clinical governance, compliance and practice
  • clinical standards, governance and direction of Green Cross Health Clinicians
  • clinical management and patient safety, ethical issues, health and safety issues, workforce development issues