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Dr Christopher McKnight

General Practitioner


MB ChB 2005 Manc; FRNZCGP 2014


I was born in Edinburgh and grew up on the east coast of Scotland.  I moved to Manchester to complete my medical degree, then undertook general practice training in Newcastle where I met Joanne.

I worked as a medical registrar in Hawkes Bay when we first came to New Zealand on sabbatical during my GP training.  Joanne and I soon realised that New Zealand was where we wanted to settle and raise our family so we purchased Ōhope Beach Medical Centre in 2014.  I am Dad to three little Kiwi girls who take up most of my spare time.

I am interested in the wide variety that general practice offers but particularly skin cancer detection and treatment, men's health, and teaching the medical students you will often meet at the practice.

I am proud of the growth our practice has achieved and of the high standard of care my team delivers.

Registration Date

29 June 2012

Vocationally Registered

Yes (What's this?)

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.

Contact Details

Dr Christopher McKnight is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

262 Pohutukawa Avenue, Ōhope