Disrupting the Future of Medical Practice
Dr David Beaumont
Dr David Beaumont, Consultant Occupational Physician, Positive Medicine Ltd
David Beaumont trained as a general practitioner in the UK in the 1980s, and was a partner in a busy rural general practice before undertaking training in occupational medicine. He was Chair of the Yorkshire Group of the Society of Occupational Medicine for several years in the 1990s and early 2000s, serving on the SOM Executive and SOM Council. After moving to New Zealand, he took on leadership roles in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, including Board Director (2014-16) and Congress Lead Fellow 2018-19, in which capacity he chaired the organising committee for the scientific programme of RACP's annual Congress. From 2014-16 he was President of AFOEM, the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He chaired the Employment and Poverty Reference Group of AFOEM in 2018-19. In 2007, he was appointed Medical Director and CEO of Fit for Work Ltd, leading a team of 100 multidisciplinary rehabilitation and occupational health professionals.
He now runs a small consulting practice specialising in complex cases and facilitating a way forward to enable sustainable return to work. He writes books on aspects of positive medicine to assist people to take control of their lives and their health.