MB BCh 1988 Wales; FRNZCGP 2012


I am originally from the North of England and studied medicine in Wales before coming to NZ in 1990 where I trained to be a GP. Following some years working in general practice in the UK and in Auckland, I have finally settled in the South Island which I love.

I enjoy the variety and challenges of rural practice after city life. Married with two adult daughters, my hobbies are tramping, music, cooking and cinema. Most of my spare time however is spent walking and playing with my Border collie, Jess.



Registration Date

30 May 2010

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.

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Contact Details

Dr Helen Reid is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following locations:

201 Main Rd, Waikouaiti

117 District Road, Palmerston