Dr Susie Lawless
MB ChB 1987 Auckland; FRNZCGP 2000
Dr Susie Lawless graduated from the University of Auckland in 1986. She completed her medical training in Nelson and Christchurch, before spending several years working in the UK and Australia. She completed her vocational registration in 2000 and joined Amity Health Centre in 2001. Susie also teaches at the University of Otago School of Medicine. She has an interest in eating disorders, migraine and child and adolescent health, and she coordinates a programme to facilitate access to health care for prisoners on their release back into the community.
Susie is taking well-earned time-off currently partly to travel and partly to coordinate our transition into a Health Care Home. She will be back in her face to face role as a GP at the beginning of December 2018
18 March 1988
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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.