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Dr Harry Nespolon has died


Paul Hayes


27/07/2020 8:52:46 AM

The RACGP President has passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Dr Harry Nespolon
Dr Harry Nespolon displayed extraordinary leadership during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

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.
 
The RACGP Board, on behalf of all members, has extended its deepest condolences to his partner Lindy Van Camp, children Hannah and Ella, and his friends and many colleagues.
 
A Sydney-based GP and practice owner, Dr Nespolon was elected RACGP President in July 2018 on the strength of a long career successfully leading membership-based organisations. He quickly became a familiar face as the spokesperson for the RACGP, working tirelessly to advocate on behalf of the profession and Australia’s 41,000-plus GPs.
 
Dr Nespolon promised to affect genuine change as President, and he delivered.
 
He displayed extraordinary leadership during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, advocating on behalf of GPs and the general practice profession to ensure Australia’s primary health clinicians can deliver patients the best possible care.
 
He was fundamental to the college’s successful efforts in securing $500m for general practice to fight coronavirus, helping to expand telehealth for all patients and bring about the most far-reaching change for general practice in a generation.
 
‘The Federal Government is listening to the RACGP’s calls at this critical time – telehealth is a key weapon in the fight against this pandemic,’ he said at the time.
 
‘It is vital to provide extra support to keep general practices open so they can continue to provide essential support to their communities.’
 
Chair of the RACGP Board Christine Nixon said that despite his deteriorating health, Dr Nespolon was able to achieve a remarkable amount during the COVID-19 pandemic, and leaves an exceptional legacy.
 
‘The RACGP Board is in awe of everything Harry has been able to achieve, particularly over the last seven months,’ she said. ‘The RACGP and general practice was such a big 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.’
 
During his tenure as President, Dr Nespolon also managed to secure a number of key objectives and milestones for the RACGP, including removing PLAN and helping to create simpler, stronger and seamless continuing professional development; ending the Medicare freeze; advocating on behalf of marginalised patient groups such as refugees and LGBTQI people; and building greater support systems for new and experienced GPs.
 
His sole focus was on what was best for general practice, members, and the Australian people.
 
Dr Nespolon was resolute in his belief that GPs are the foundation of the country’s health system – and need to be treated as such.
 
‘General practice is the cornerstone of Australians’ healthcare. Unfortunately, it continues to be taken for granted by governments,’ he said.
 
‘General practices are small businesses and have exactly the same problems as any other small business. We need to make money and we shouldn’t be ashamed of that or apologise for it.’
 
Always a strong advocate for GPs and their profession, Dr Nespolon was unafraid to voice his beliefs on potentially controversial topics, such as mandatory reporting and voluntary assisted dying. He was especially vocal on the issue of scope of practice, particularly pharmacy prescribing.
 
‘It’s quite simple. Pharmacists don’t have the medical training required to safely deliver these crucial healthcare services,’ he said.
 
If he felt it would benefit general practice and, by extension, the health and wellbeing of all Australians, Dr Nespolon would say so – regardless of any powerful interests he may upset, or the target that might be put on his back.
 
‘We should always endeavour to do better, to break the mould, to include voices that haven’t been heard, to innovate and to learn from the experience of other jurisdictions,’ he said at the opening of GP19.
 
Before his time as RACGP President, Dr Nespolon enjoyed a long and varied career. After graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Flinders University in South Australia in 1985, he went on to obtain his Diploma of Obstetrics from the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
 
He became a Fellow of the RACGP in 1992, opening his first practice in 2003. Since becoming a Fellow, Dr Nespolon was briefly part of the RACGP’s SA and NSW&ACT faculties, and has been involved in all aspects of the college’s examination process – examiner, quality assurance, question reviewer and standard setter.
 
He also represented the RACGP in various committees and working groups, including the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct Committee.
 
But his ambitions were not limited to medicine. While still practising as a GP, Dr Nespolon completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Master of Health Law.
 
Speaking about his vision for the future at the time of his election as President, Dr Nespolon laid out his plans for Australia’s GPs.
 
‘Hopefully, at the end of my time as President the members feel the college is advocating for them, has made their jobs easier, and has provided an appropriate level of rewards for their expertise and ongoing training,’ he said.
 
‘It is the membership that is our greatest strength.’
 
With such a long list of meaningful and lasting achievements, few would disagree that Dr Nespolon left the RACGP – and the general practice profession – in a better position than before he became President. 
 
Vale Dr Harry Nespolon.
 
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Dr Gillian Anne Riley   27/07/2020 2:17:35 PM

This is just devastating.

Vale Harry. Thank you for listening to members.

Thank you for sparring with me in good faith!

My thoughts are with your family.


Dr George Al-Horani   27/07/2020 2:29:18 PM

Our Deepest Condolences to Dr Harry’s Family , he was the Man , he spoke our voice and always been there for our rights .
It’s shocking news for all of us , Rest In Peace , our prayers will be always for you and your family .


Dr Monica Anne Ball   27/07/2020 2:30:45 PM

Vale Harry. Thanks for your awesome leadership in the past few months.
Sincere condolences to the family.


Dr Olubunmi Temitope Mabo   27/07/2020 2:34:08 PM

So so sad. He definitely brought remarkable, lasting change to the GP college and practice in Australia. Such a great leader. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.


A.Prof Christopher David Hogan   27/07/2020 2:43:02 PM

Vale Harry. We could see that you struggled towards the end & hoped we might have more time with you.
Thank you for caring about us ,


Dr Nicole Gouda   27/07/2020 2:48:56 PM

Your voice ( Going viral podcasts) over the past 4 months was a welcome and soothing constant for GPs in a time of great unrest. To think you were unwell and still able to present with such calm and compassion is humbling. Thank you.
Condolences to your family.


Dr Ahmed Al-Obaidi   27/07/2020 2:58:28 PM

Rest in peace, Harry.
A sad day for all of us indeed.


Dr S. Ali   27/07/2020 3:02:39 PM

Terrible news.
May you always RIP Harry.
My heartfelt condolences go out to your family and friends. May my condolences bring them comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.


Dr Susan Vickers   27/07/2020 3:06:06 PM

Deepest condolences to the family of Dr Nespolon. He achieved so much for us during this difficult period and I had no idea he was so ill. Grateful thanks for your caring and calm leadership.


Dr Janice Faye Sheringham   27/07/2020 3:13:50 PM

Vale Harry - you selflessly spent your final months striving to improve the lot of Family Medicine despite suffering a terminal illness. You gave so much, it is now up to ALL College members to honour your legacy and continue the fight. My sincere condolences to the loved ones left behind.


Dr S. Ali   27/07/2020 3:14:10 PM

Terrible news.
May you always RIP Harry.
My heartfelt condolences go out to your family and friends. May my condolences bring them comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.


Dr Daniela Costa   27/07/2020 3:15:01 PM

Vale Harry Nespolon. In recognition of your outstanding leadership, courage and and vision.
Deepest condoleances to the family


Dr Lena Amanda Sanci   27/07/2020 3:20:54 PM

Very sorry to hear the news which came as a shock. Vale Harry it is amazing what you managed to achieve in advocacy for the work of GPs in this COVID era and before. I can't believe your passion and commitment even though you were so unwell. Thank you for your leadership. I hope your family can take some comfort in the great contribution you have made to Australian general practice.


Dr Susan Linda Beutum   27/07/2020 3:22:16 PM

My deepest condolences to his family. This news is just devastating.
His contribution to the RACGP and medicine is greatly appreciated. He leaves an incredible hole in our hearts.
Vale Harry Nespolon.


Dr Mohammed Abdul Awal   27/07/2020 3:24:22 PM

I am extremely sorry to know this sad news. My deepest condolences to his family. During his presidency period he achieved a lot for all Gps, fellows and RACGP. We will remember you for ever God bless and RIP HARRY


Dr Neville Steer   27/07/2020 3:28:33 PM

Very sad news to hear and my sincere condolences to Dr Nespolon's family and friends. Like previous RACGP Presidents, he served GPs and the community with distinction. That he continued to serve while so unwell is a mark of a very remarkable person.


Dr Martina Mary Gleeson   27/07/2020 3:33:10 PM

Thank you Harry for your outstanding service to our profession. this is devastating news. Your leadership and advocacy during the pandemic was outstanding. Sincere condolences to your young family. You will be greatly missed


Dr Magdalena Simonis   27/07/2020 3:38:29 PM

I am so sad to hear of Harry’s passing. A legacy has been left behind and Harry’s name should be remembered by the RACGP for the contribution he made to the profession, under such difficult personal and national circumstances. Vale Harry.
A fighter and a friend to all of us.


Dr Lamia Nakhal   27/07/2020 3:39:54 PM

I am just shocked and saddened by those news. It is incomprehensible that Dr Nespolon was battling cancer and he was still leading General Practice strongly and in the right direction. He was a true leader, so powerful in his presence and advocacy for GPs.My sincere condolences to his immediate family and to his big family the RACGP and it’s members, he cared deeply about us.


Dr Shahitha Ameer   27/07/2020 3:50:05 PM

Shocked to hear this terrible news.
My heartfelt condolences to his family .May his soul RIP.

Let us not forget his hard work & contribution during the COVID crisis .


Dr Kelly Seach   27/07/2020 3:51:08 PM

Amazing achievements, thank you for stepping up and caring Harry!


Dr Tim Kirchler   27/07/2020 3:54:22 PM

Very sad to hear this news, and my deepest condolences to Harry's family and friends. A truly amazing advocate!


Dr S. Ali   27/07/2020 3:58:36 PM

Terrible news.
May you always RIP Harry.
My heartfelt condolences go out to your family and friends. May my condolences bring them comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.


Dr Carl Radford George Jansz   27/07/2020 4:13:10 PM

Rest In Peace, Dr Harry Nespolon. Deepest condolences to your family.
You truly cared for General Practice, the RACGP membership and the health of all Australians. Your advocacy in 2020 while suffering in silence has been heroic. We will hold you in our hearts.


Dr Christopher Charles Davis   27/07/2020 4:14:03 PM

Thank you Harry for your wonderful service and advocacy, you will be sorely missed. My sympathy to his loved ones.


Dr S. Ali   27/07/2020 4:21:41 PM

Terrible news.
May you always RIP Harry.
My heartfelt condolences go out to your family and friends. May my condolences bring them comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.


Dr Charles Jacques Ovadia   27/07/2020 4:22:13 PM

I am filled with sorrow. Stupidly I cannot stop the tears.
Harry had become a daily part of our lives. We all knew him.
We guessed at the stresses he was enduring, all that came with being President of The College, what must have happened to his business affairs as he devoted his time to us, the little insights about his family in Italy during the worst of the Corona Virus epidemic and now we know what else was shadowing him.
He was definitely the right man at the right time and it showed in his achievements.
Thank you
To his family your husband and father is a Real Hero to all of us.
Thank you for lending him to us


Dr James Courts   27/07/2020 4:22:26 PM

Rest In Peace Harry.

My deepest condolences to your family, friends and colleagues.

Your podcasts were a welcome regular source of information and interest.


Dr Carl Radford George Jansz   27/07/2020 4:23:34 PM

Rest In Peace, Dr Harry Nespolon. Deepest condolences to your family.
You truly cared for General Practice, the RACGP membership and the health of all Australians. Your advocacy in 2020 while suffering in silence has been heroic. We will hold you in our hearts.


Dr Charles Jacques Ovadia   27/07/2020 4:24:12 PM

I am filled with sorrow. Stupidly I cannot stop the tears.
Harry had become a daily part of our lives. We all knew him.
We guessed at the stresses he was enduring, all that came with being President of The College, what must have happened to his business affairs as he devoted his time to us, the little insights about his family in Italy during the worst of the Corona Virus epidemic and now we know what else was shadowing him.
He was definitely the right man at the right time and it showed in his achievements.
Thank you
To his family your husband and father is a Real Hero to all of us.
Thank you for lending him to us


Dr Niral Mahendra Kumar Shah   27/07/2020 4:26:18 PM

Such a tragic loss and very sad news for all of us. Rest in Peace Harry- our prayers are and will always be with you and family. Such a selfless act- spending his last time and months to improve the general practice and life of GP's when fighting with the terminal illness.


Dr Paul Hemming, AO   27/07/2020 4:36:56 PM

As a Past-President of the College I personally first met Harry many years ago and respected him as someone who was truly committed to our profession. He managed to do so much for the College and for the profession during very difficult times. He will be sadly missed by all.


Dr Milad Youkhana   27/07/2020 5:26:49 PM

Rest In Peace Dr Nespolon, our deepest condolences to his family.


Dr Sailasa Vueti   27/07/2020 6:01:35 PM

My sincere condolences Harry & family , thank you heaps for the tireless efforts and work during your presidency role .We the current members of the college & the future generations, surely will benefit from it all .RIP


Dr Nashat Faraj Hanna   27/07/2020 6:05:54 PM

Rest In Peace, Dr Harry Nespolon .Grateful thanks for your caring and outstanding leadership ,especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Nespolon brought a remarkable , lasting change to the RACGP and medical practice in Australia . He was so powerful in his presence and advocacy for GPs . You will be greatly missed .My prayers and thoughts are with his family .


Dr Denise Huang   27/07/2020 6:06:41 PM

What devastating news of the passing of a great leader and advocate for general practice! Deepest condolences to Dr Nespolon's family.

I too have become very familiar with his soothing yet authoritative voice on HealthEd Going Viral...what an extraordinarily selfless man to dedicate his last days to medicine and serving the Australian community.

Prayers are with his family. RIP Dr Harry Nespolon.


A.Prof Frank Reedman Jones   27/07/2020 6:41:30 PM

Thank you for your energy, vision and leadership mate.
My thoughts are with your family, sincere condolences
RIP.
Vale Harry


Dr Jaharlal Saha   27/07/2020 6:47:21 PM

Very sad news for all of us.
Rest in Peacc Dr Nespolon.
Deepest condolences to the family.


Dr Ashraf Joseph Aboud   27/07/2020 7:11:46 PM

Dr Harry Nespolon was one of the best College Pre Exam teachers
I was saddened to hear he passed away at this young age but he taught us a lesson to give the most and advocate to our profession.


Dr Manoj Kumar Singh   27/07/2020 7:28:41 PM

It is a devastating news. I can't believe it. He was such a great president of our college. I just started my work in after hour GP clinic and after seeing such a terrible news I am in tears and am unable to work tonight.
My deepest condolences to his family.
Dr Harry Nespolon, you will be always remembered by our college and all health sectors for your great support in need. I never met with you but was very much impressed with you support to health sector. I miss you. RIP.


Dr Jacqueline Korner   27/07/2020 7:28:43 PM

Harry was the most amazing man, I was privileged to work with him at GP synergy and to be Supported by him as a GP while he was president of the RACGP.
My thoughts are with his family he leaves a wonderful legacy , a truly great man


Dr Fiona Jane Henneuse-Blunt   27/07/2020 8:00:24 PM

How saddened and shocked I was to hear this news tonight driving home. How brilliantly he steered the ship through the recent storms and how well he advocated for us GPs . To do all this when he was so ill is brave and selfless. RIP Dr Nespolon.


Dr Thaya Yogathasan   27/07/2020 8:01:02 PM

Dr Harry Nespolon was amazing person very reliable. He has done really well. We hoped to have him further
It’s a shocking and devastating news
Our heartfelt condolences for the family And our prayers are with you
May his soul Rest In Peace 🙏


Dr Janaki Gharti-Magar   27/07/2020 8:04:18 PM

Very sad new. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Thank you for your tireless effort and work during your presidency role.


Dr Kanchuka Prashasthini Withanage   27/07/2020 8:06:27 PM

So shocking news.
Your voice ( Going viral podcasts) over the past 4 months was so helpful for us GPs in this time of great unrest. To think you were unwell and still able to present with such calm and compassion is so great. Thank you.
Your name should go down in history as one of the greatest presidents of the RACGP.


Dr Sian Ford   27/07/2020 8:32:51 PM

Rest in Peace Dr Harry Nespolon.You have left a wonderful legacy and have proved to be a wonderful advocate for GPs.
My heartfelt condolences to your family and Practice. Your name will be forever respected .


Dr Midhat Syed   27/07/2020 9:06:38 PM

Very sad news. A big loss . May God rest his soul in peace


Dr Midhat Syed   27/07/2020 9:07:01 PM

We will miss him greatly


Dr David Zhi Qiang Yu   27/07/2020 9:26:05 PM

It was devastating news.
I have chance to meet with him as a Synergy GP registrar supervisor. He was a wonderful person, hardworking, excellent leader and the best RACGP president from my opinion.
My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Rest in peace, Harry.


Dr Mathew Pittappillil   27/07/2020 9:30:44 PM

Our Heartfelt condolences and sincere prayers to the bereaved 🙏🏽. We are so proud of all the good works you have done to our Doctors& College. You will Be remembered always. Let His soul Rest In Peace🙏🏽


Dr Aline Suan Lin Smith   27/07/2020 10:42:40 PM

Goodbye Harry
You gave so much to General Practice and you worked incredibly hard for change.
Devastating news, I am very sad.


Dr Boominathan Chinnapillai   27/07/2020 10:57:10 PM

Shocking news
May His Kind Soul Rest In Peace


Dr Dhasaraj Rami Naidu   27/07/2020 11:25:18 PM

HN
Your leadership and vision will be missed.
May you family have the strength to bear this loss .May your soul Rest In Peace Harry.


Dr Rajan Sarin   28/07/2020 1:20:06 AM

Very sad news for all of us
We have lost a true leader and advocate of General Practice
My condolences to the family
Rest In Peace Dr Nespolon


Dr Chiechefulam Andrew Ajaero   28/07/2020 6:22:00 AM

Rest in peace Presido.


Dr Hema Irene John   28/07/2020 6:43:36 AM

Harry you were an exemplary and extraordinary president. I always admired what you did for us.
Did not know you were ill. Hearty condolences to your family . May your family get all the comfort they need at this time.


Dr Hema Irene John   28/07/2020 6:47:18 AM

Heart felt condolences.


Dr Seshu Krishna Boda   28/07/2020 7:09:02 AM

RIP Harry. our deepest condolences to your family and friends.
You have been a champion of Primary Health Care and GP's. You will always be remembered as one of the greatest presidents of the college


Dr Elysia Thornton-Benko   28/07/2020 7:18:13 AM

The passing of Dr Harry Nespolon is really devastating news. Dr Nespolon has achieved so many positives for GPs in Australia and was a true advocate. He will indeed be missed.
Sincerest Condolences to all, especially to his family.


Dr Michiel Mel   28/07/2020 7:41:27 AM

My condoleances to Harry's family, colleagues and RACGP employees working close. He was doing a great job and he'll have left big shoes to fill.


Dr Ian Mark Light   28/07/2020 7:48:42 AM

Deepest Condolences to his family and friends
Showed Great Courage and Determination during the Pandemic .
A lot of Innovation and Steadiness
Will be missed greatly .


Dr Parvathy Murali   28/07/2020 8:09:07 AM

very sad news Dr Nespolon WAS a great presdient for RACGP
OUR hearty condolences to his family PRAY GOD to give them strenghth and will power to get through this terrible tragedy
Rest in peace DR Nespolon


Dr Irandani Anandi Ranasinghe-Markus   28/07/2020 8:26:59 AM

A great loss to the nation, the General Practice community, his patients and more than ever, to his young family - my deepest sympathies go out to them as they grieve this profound loss. A simply amazing human being. Thank you Harry for all you did for us so bravely and selflessly. May you Rest In Peace.


Dr Muhammad Nouman Qadir   28/07/2020 8:41:03 AM

RIP Harry. Thank you for your services.


Dr Shefiu Adeyeye Animashaun   28/07/2020 8:43:05 AM

Gone too soon. Very devastating to read headline on Australian Dr last night that Harry has died. Thank you for the great service to the College and more importantly to the whole of Australia during this unprecedented period. You will be fondly remembered for your innovative service, great leadership. Adieu, Harry.


Dr Patty Yuen   28/07/2020 8:54:51 AM

Thankyou for giving us your all, Dr Harry Nespolon! It's been an honour to be a RACGP member under your amazing leadership. What a great inspiration and role model you've been to GPs. It's been an honour to listen to mths of your Going Viral podcast to help us stay up to date during the confusing times of the COVID 19 battle when you had a more challenging battle of your own. Your voice and presence have already been sadly missed. My deepest condolences to your family who must be very proud of you as are all of us. You're a legend!


Dr Linda Charlotte Lombard   28/07/2020 9:10:18 AM

Like so many GPs the Going Viral podcasts brought Harry into our lives & hearts.He kept us calm, informed and able to continue to do the best for our patients in unprecedented times.
Immense sorrow at his too early death and a true Hero to achieve so much when so ill. To his family, know that you have the love and support of every GP in Australia. We will all miss him greatly


Dr Mohamad Kbar   28/07/2020 9:15:04 AM

So sorry to hear about Dr Harry Nespolon he was a great GP leader ! He will be missed!! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers


Dr Moslim Mohemmed   28/07/2020 9:18:17 AM

Good People not last long.
It was shocking for me to hear this very sad new. Harry was not only president of our college, he was extremely advocating for our collage . During is presidential period, I felt this man make life of GPs easy. In comparison with previous presidents of RACGP, he was the best .
My deepest condolences to his Family.
Good people not last long.


Dr Ahmad Al-Ani   28/07/2020 9:37:31 AM

He lived as a Legend and will remain as a Legend


Dr Ria Manohar Pai   28/07/2020 10:00:55 AM

Such a tragic news!
Heartfelt condolences to the family.
Vale Harry.
Thank you so much for your great service and hard work!


Dr Theja Namali Tennakoon   28/07/2020 10:11:46 AM

Very sad to hear the news, RIP Sir!!!


Dr Muhammad Burhan Khelil   28/07/2020 10:14:57 AM

It was a shocking news to hear the passing of the president of our college Dr. Harry .
My deepest condolences to his family and his loved once.
Although he departed so soon, he definitely left the college in a much better shape.
RIP.


Dr John Syn Yee Chong   28/07/2020 10:19:59 AM

Extremely shocked and saddened by the new of Dr Harry Nespolen's death.
Thank you for your selfless and passionate advocacy for the RACGP and all GPs.
Deepest condolences and prayers for your family.
RIP Harry.


Dr Sherif Francis   28/07/2020 10:27:55 AM

A great man, and a great RACGP president. R.I.P.


Dr Veronika Marie Kirchner   28/07/2020 10:28:42 AM

So shocked to read about Dr Nespolon’s passing. Those of us who didn’t know him personally never guessed that he was unwell, so regular were his communications & so relentless his persistent & strong advocacy for general practice. In 40 years of practice, I have never seen such significant changes to GP support occur. Who will fill his shoes & be courageous enough to continue the work he started? We still have a long way to go in convincing government of the enormous value of good general practice.
Vale Harry Nespolon. Heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.


Dr Wan Jun Song   28/07/2020 10:30:00 AM

Thank you Harry for your tireless work for the College and profession. You will be remembered for your great leadership and bravery. My thoughts are with you and your family. RIP Harry.


Dr Kailanathan Ayngkaran   28/07/2020 10:31:05 AM

Harry departs from this earth never truly leaves, for He is still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, he lives on. He has always been a perfect Role model Doctor & a GP.
Rest in peace


Dr Muhammad Burhan Khelil   28/07/2020 10:31:44 AM

It was with great sadness that I received the devastating news of the passing of the president of our college Dr. Harry.
My heart felt condolences to his family and his loved once.
You departed us soon but you left our college in a better shape.
RIP


Dr Tu San Huynh   28/07/2020 10:38:34 AM

I’m very saddened my the news of Harry’s passing. You were inspirational, a great leader who has given so much for our profession and the wider community. Thank you very much for all that you have done in such a short time. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.


Dr Rohini Susira Wickramaratne   28/07/2020 10:43:25 AM

Really sad news and couldn't believe it.
As RACGP members we really appreciate your dedication and hard work done during your time. He has displayed true leadership during this pandemic while battling with a terminal illness. My deepest condolences to his wife and 2 young daughters.
RIP Dr Harry Nespolon!


Dr Jo-Anne Zappia   28/07/2020 11:40:10 AM

Vale Dr Harry Nespolon. You were an inspirational leader who fought for all of us. To think you did so whilst so unwell is incredibly humbling. My sincere condolences to your family.


Dr Robert William Hosking   28/07/2020 11:44:24 AM

A great man who will be truly missed by his colleagues, friends and most of all, his family. I am in awe that he kept working to the end. His family should be rightly proud of Harry. Thank you Harry and thank you to his family for allowing him to commit so much precious time to General Practice.


Dr Cornelis Henrik Ferwerda   28/07/2020 12:14:10 PM

Such tremendous loss, what a strong will and impressive character! He had a way of making us all feel proud of what we are doing. My condolences for his family.


Dr Mahalingum Naidoo   28/07/2020 12:30:47 PM

Sad to hear the shocking news, Dr Harry .RIP and thank you for the your great service to the RACGP and Australia as a whole.A great loss service to us all.


Dr Anusha Raveendran   28/07/2020 2:09:36 PM

Thank you Harry for the tireless leadership you have given us and the collage . We will miss you and your voice during the presentations and webinars as well. Our sincere condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏🏼


Dr Viswanatha Madikeri Ramaraju   28/07/2020 2:16:04 PM

Sad day for RACGP. We have lost a great leader. Harry has done a wonderful job as president for RACGP. My sincere condolences to his family and friends


Dr Michael John Chomyn   28/07/2020 2:42:38 PM

I am shocked to hear the passing of a unique individual and an amazing leader of the specialty of general practice. As a young GP working in his practice I was inspired by his independence and clear views of general practice. Thank you Harry for your leadership, tireless and exceptional work to improve; GP education, the college and the profession.


Dr Peter James Strickland   28/07/2020 2:57:54 PM

This is the longest "Comments" I have seen.
What can we say apart from absolute courage and commitment to carry on as President of the RACGP in spite of this devastating disease, Harry. You have certainly done us proud. Enjoy your new life away from pain now, and marvel at your Spirit, and knowing you have worked for us with all your professional energy here in Australia for the benefit of all GPs for a long time.


Dr Dora Li-Chun Hu   28/07/2020 2:59:45 PM

Such a great loss. Thank you Harry for tirelessly advocating and defending our profession which sadly at times is undervalued by some community stakeholders and politicians. I was looking forward to you being elected as the next RACGP president and a possible brighter future for GPs. Like many others, I have enjoyed your Going viral podcasts in the last few months. Your dedication to the profession is truely inspiring. My sincere condolences.


Dr Peter Alexakis   28/07/2020 4:30:40 PM

Deeply saddened by this news. Harry was the best president of the RACGP , he was truly advocating for us and understood us better than anyone before him. He was a true legend working tirelessly and selflessly , never a hint of his illness to us publicly,, we are shocked by his passing. Sending heartfelt condolences to his family . He will never be forgotten may he Rest In Peace .


Dr Samuel Selvan   28/07/2020 4:43:46 PM

It is very sad to see a dedicated GP depart from this earthly world. I used to admire his enthusiastic efforts to make changes for the benefit of the general practice. His efforts did not go without rewards. His remembrance will stay in the GP circle for quite a number of years, I believe. May his soul rest in peace.


Dr Robert Charles Teunisse   28/07/2020 7:20:28 PM

Thank you for your work and dedication. You are an inspiration for future GP voices. Your illness was a surprise and I am deeply sorry for the loved ones you leave behind.


Dr Vesnica Savic-Urosevic   28/07/2020 7:29:36 PM

Incredibly sad day Harry.
It was a great pleasure to work with you at some stage as a GP and an RACGP examiner. My sincere condolences to your family and loved ones.
Rest in Peace Harry. We will miss you and hold you in our hearts.
Vesna


Dr Mohammed Saiyad Hussain   28/07/2020 8:33:45 PM

I am shocked and saddened by this news-so so sad
A great leader, a great loss for all of us.
My deepest condolences to Dr Nespolon's family and friends.
May he always RIP


Dr Daryoush Solgi   28/07/2020 8:36:12 PM

Sad day for RACGP and members.We lost a great leader , he was truly advocating for us and understood us better than anyone.
My sincere condolences to his family and friends


Dr Pradeep Samarakoon   28/07/2020 9:41:00 PM

To think that you were unwell, yet were able to do so much at this crucial time is just simply humbling. Thank you Harry. My sincere condolences to your family.


Dr Mona Mikhail   28/07/2020 10:01:01 PM

Very sad that we lost such great Dr who did great work and support for GPS. He Will be greatly missed.my prayers and condolences are with his family


Dr Gamini Rathnayake   29/07/2020 4:02:25 AM

My deepest condolences Dr.Harry Nespolon's family and friends. You are a great leader for RACGP and you inspired us a lot. Rest in peace sir.


Dr Maged Isaac   30/07/2020 12:27:11 PM

Vale Dr Harry Nespolon and my condolences to the family.
Great leader with clear vision and mission, Great approach to Australian and General practice issues. Humble and determinant . You showed us how to act and lead, showed us how to keep moving even in your weak time and struggle. You did not use your illness as excuse not to function but kept going ! lots of lessons to learn from you man. RIP and may God keep your family in peace.


Dr Bijan Shabani   1/08/2020 7:53:45 AM

My deep condolences to Dr Nespolon's family, may he rest in peace, no doubt Harry made the noticeable achievements for GPs during his presidency. He will be remembered as a caring and inspiring hero.


Dr Suzanne Michelle Daly   1/08/2020 11:53:07 AM

So sorry to hear this news.He was areal champion of General Practice!He will be sorely missed by all!


Dr Thet Toe Maung   1/08/2020 4:32:36 PM

My deepest condolences to his family.I especially familiar with him during my fellowship exam preparation. Thanks Harry.


Dr Jacintha Culas   1/08/2020 8:36:30 PM

RIP Dr Harry Nespolon.


Dr Thet Toe Maung   1/08/2020 9:05:06 PM

My deepest condolences to his family.I especially familiar with him during my fellowship exam preparation. Thanks Harry.