Dr David Anderson
MB BS 2001 London; FRNZCGP 2019
I have been working at Katikati Medical Centre since I first arrived in New Zealand in April 2018. My family and I decided to leave the UK forever and seek a new life and adventure on the other side of the world. We chose Katikati as the best area to live – and so far we have not been wrong!
We love the open, relaxed friendly atmosphere here and the beaches and bush are wonderful.
I have a wife who is French, three children at secondary school and an energetic dog who came with us from the UK.
I went to medical school in London and initially I worked as a doctor in the British Army for 10 years qualifying as a GP in 2007.
In 2009 I joined an NHS practice on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England where I stayed for 9 yrs.
I enjoy all aspects of general practice and find the variety of conditions seen in the medical centre very interesting.
6 December 2018
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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.