‘Teacher, mentor, athlete, coach, communicator, champion of all worthwhile causes whether popular or not, generous to a fault, not only with his finances, but with his even more precious time and energy.’- Dr Bruce Shepherd AM

Alan Jones has always given wise counsel and wonderful help to those who support quality independent medicine and the doctor/patient relationship. He instinctively understands the philosophy of those who stand for the right to be the patient’s doctor rather than the government’s doctor or the doctor controlled by business interests.

Alan’s public, outstanding and extraordinary achievements as a commentator on public affairs over many years are well known. He has been and remains a trusted household name in Australia as one of the world’s most successful media broadcasters.

Despite his extraordinary success, Alan has never forgotten the plight of Australians who are doing it tough. The Bruce Shepherd Medal is one way that the Australian medical profession can acknowledge Alan’s contribution to ensuring that all Australians have access to quality medical care, delivered by a profession whose only interest is the patient’s welfare. Thank you Alan for your unique and outstanding contribution to independent medicine.