Vale Harry Nespolon

Sydney GP and RACGP president Harry Nespolon has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 57.

Dr Nespolon, who was coming to the end of his two-year stint as college president, was at the forefront of advocating for the importance of primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic and strongly supported the extension of telehealth.

In addition to his medical qualifications, he also had a double degree in law and economics, an MBA and a master's degree in health law.

The RACGP said in a statementthat Dr Nespolon's message was straightforward and compelling. “Don’t take GPs for granted and make sure they have the resources and support they need to get the job done and help Australian patients.”

RACGP board chair Christine Nixon said despite his deteriorating health Dr Nespolon was able to achieve much.

“The RACGP Board is in awe of everything Harry has been able to achieve, particularly over the last seven months,” Ms Nixon said.

“The RACGP and general practice was a huge part of his life and he gave so much of himself to advocating for the central role of general practice to the health of Australians.”

Posted in Australian eHealth

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0 # Jenny Kelly 2020-07-27 19:13
Harry was our family physician for more than a decade.He was a treasured friend and we credit him with saving my husband’s life not once but twice .Recently Harry came in Sunday’s to treat our grandson with acute asthma,despite his illness.A wonderful man with a terrific sense of humour and the kindest of kind hearts.A remarkable man .We are the poorer for his passing.
0 # Bonnie Mulholland, patient 2020-07-27 19:43
Harry will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family and friends.
0 # Amanda Taylor 2020-07-29 08:22
When I worked in Neutral Bay Harry was my Dr and apart from being a caring kind Dr he was also a very friendly person who always said hello to me in the street and asked about my family , a really sweet man no longer with us . May this amazing soul RIP ...gone way too soon

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