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Dr Roger Sexton

General Practitioner, SA

Dr Roger Sexton has practised as a rural procedural GP for over 35 years in the Adelaide Hills and Barossa regions and as a rural locum across SA. He has enjoyed a very broad clinical practice which has included obstetrics, anaesthetics and emergency rural medicine.

His special interest and contribution to medical education have been recognised. He has a long-standing interest in doctors’ health and played a major role in establishing the rural doctors’ Dr DOC program in 2000, the Doctors’ Health SA Program in 2010 and the Doctors’ Health NT program in 2016. He is recognised nationally for his work in this area.

Roger has been a member of the national Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), board director of the National Prescribing Service (NPS MedicineWise) and the last Presiding Member of the Medical Board of SA in 2010 as it transitioned into the national regulator.

He is currently Deputy Chair of medical indemnity provider, MIGA, Chair of its Clinical Risk Management Committee and member of its Claims Committee and Governance Committee.

He is a board director of Doctors’ Health Services Pty Ltd which oversees the doctors’ health programs across Australia.

He completed his MBA at the University of Adelaide in 2015 and was awarded the prize for Strategic Management. He has a strong belief in the benefits of life-long professional development as a doctor and board director.

Roger’s unique experience in and understanding of rural clinical medicine, education, medical indemnity and doctors’ health drive his long-standing commitment to improving the health of the profession for the good of the community.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.