Dr Alison James
MB BS 1994 Lond; MRCGP 2001; FRNZCGP 2013
Alison joined Fifth Avenue in April 2018 and became a partner in January 2019. She trained at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, England. However she has called New Zealand home for the past 20 years and has worked as a local Tauranga GP for the past 15 years. She has a part-time role working at the hospital in a GP Liaison position with the District Health Board. She is passionate about the role of General Practice in promoting wellbeing and the opportunity it gives to practice medicine in a holistic way. She loves being part of a team of health professionals all with a common goal of providing great quality healthcare services. She has an interest in mental health, women's health and mind-body medicine. She lives on an avocado orchard with Richard and their 4 children who keep her busy with their sport and dancing activities. She loves to be outdoors having adventures with her family in New Zealand and overseas.
8 April 2005
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The term "vocational registration" indicates that this doctor has done some additional years of further study and has passed comprehensive examinations set by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. In addition to these examinations she/he has committed to an ongoing programme of study to keep up to date with the advances in general practice. His/her participation in this study programme is audited. Passing the examinations and the commitment to the study programme confers on this doctor the status of "specialist" in general practice, and is your assurance that this doctor is practicing to a high standard.
Doctors who are not vocationally registered can currently work in general practice as long as they are under the supervision of a vocationally registered general practitioner. The Medical Council of New Zealand would like all doctors who work in general practice to attain vocational registration and many doctors who are not vocationally registered are currently working towards achieving this qualification.
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