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Dr Jonathan Coleman is the Minister of Health and Minister for Sport and Recreation. He was elected to Parliament in 2005 and is the MP for Northcote which he holds with a 9664 majority.

He has been a Cabinet Minister since 2008, and has previously held the portfolios of Immigration, Broadcasting, Associate Tourism, Associate Health, Defence, State Services, and Associate Finance.

Prior to entering Parliament, Dr Coleman studied medicine at Auckland University. Following house surgeon years in Hawkes Bay and Auckland, he obtained a Diploma of Obstetrics.

He spent eight years overseas working and furthering his studies. After a year as a GP trainee in Oxford, Dr Coleman worked at a GP practice in London where he became a partner. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the London Business School.

After returning to New Zealand in 2001, Dr Coleman worked in clinical medicine and in management consultancy for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Dr Coleman is married with two children.

Latest news by Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman

Recognising those living with diabetes

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today acknowledged people with diabetes who are successfully managing the condition to live full and active lives. “Over 250,000 people in New Zealand had...

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One million electronic referrals in Canterbury

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says Canterbury clinicians have achieved one million electronic referrals – ensuring patients receive more timely care. The South Island’s Electronic Request Management System enables...

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Patient portal use nears 300,000 milestone

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says patient portal usage continues to grow with over 297,000 New Zealanders now registered to use a portal. “Patient portals are convenient, secure and real time...

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1 Molesworth St
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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15 Rawene Rd
Auckland, Auckland 0626
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(09) 419 8021