Dr Eric Bradfield
MB ChB 1990 Otago; FRNZCGP 2006
Educated in the UK and NZ, Eric’s working life began not in medicine but in the furniture industry as an apprentice designer. After returning to NZ in 1983 he began medical training at the University of Otago.
He is interested in older people’s health and enjoys the challenge of minor surgery and palliative care.
A father of 2, he was drawn to the culture and team approach to family medicine at MHC which he joined as a partner in 1996.
13 April 1992
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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.