Dr Ceara Harbinson
MB ChB 2011 Edin
Ceara spent her early years in Botswana with her British parents. After studying in Edinburgh, she worked in hospitals throughout England. But she was attracted to New Zealand, where the outdoor lifestyle supports her passion for running, tramping, surfing, sailing, swimming, yoga and pack rafting.
After coming here, she practised at Hawkes Bay Hospital for two years, working in obstetrics, gynaecology and the emergency department. Ceara then moved to general practice in Balclutha before coming to Dunedin at the end of 2017.
Being a GP offers Ceara the chance to get to know patients and their families, and help them through the ups and downs of life.
5 June 2015
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.