Aug 7th, 2020
RACGP President Dr Harry Nespolon has passed away aged 57 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
He died peacefully in his sleep nine months after first being diagnosed.
Dr Nespolon was great advocate for General Practice in technology, and supporter of healthtech innovation in Australia. A wonderful clinician and businessman, taken from us way too soon.
When Pete from Talking HealthTech last with Dr Nespolon back in November 2019, the idea that Medicare funded telehealth would be a reality only 5 months later seems almost unthinkable, but it came to fruition thanks to his tireless efforts to instigate meaningful change at a policy level.
Harry has paved the way for great developments within primary care for years to come. He will be missed.