Dr Richard Cooke, BSc Finance, MBChB, MMed (Family Medicine), is currently employed at the Wits University Centre for Rural Health, since early 2011. He is an adviser in policy and clinical governance for the Rural Health Advocacy Project, and takes the technical lead for Clinical governance on SA SURE (SA’s Sustainable Response to HIV/AIDS and TB) in 12 districts.
He lectures Clinical Associate students, medical undergraduates (Integrated Primary Care), as well as post graduate registrars in M Med (Family Medicine) and Masters in Public Health (Rural Health).Previously he was the Clinical Manager at Madwaleni Hospital (EC DoH) for close on eight years.
He received the Discovery Foundation Individual Award Family Medicine 2008 & Rural Health award in 2010.
He is also an active member of the NDOH GP contracting steering committee, as well as formally contributing to the work of the Office of Health Standards Compliance of the National Department of Health.