“Harry was a great defender of General Practice. He stood up for doctors. He and the AMA spent many hours working with government officials to improve our health care system for the better. He simply was passionate about his patients and their care,” Dr Miller said.
“Even during the final stages of his illness, Harry kept working full pace on behalf of General Practitioners.
“Harry will be sorely missed, and I offer the condolences of all at the AMA (WA) to the Nespolon family and our RACGP colleagues,” Dr Miller said.
In addition to his role as RACGP President, Dr Nespolon made a significant contribution to the wider health system through his participation in several instrumental organisations that covered General Practice training, primary care and the hospital sector.
Dr Nespolon also worked for a period at the AMA Federal Secretariat in the 1990s.