Dr Geraldine Poynter
MB ChB 2002 Auckland; FRNZCGP 2014
Gerry was born in Auckland, growing up in Oratia before moving to Kumeū while studying medicine at Auckland University. Following graduation she worked in a wide range of specialties in Waikato Hospital and in hospitals in North East Yorkshire. She completed her specialist training with the Royal College of GPs UK (RCGP UK) and on returning to New Zealand she completed her Fellowship with the NZ GP College (RNZCGP).
Gerry enjoys all aspects of medicine which is why she chose General Practice. She is particularly interested in women and children's medicine, psychiatric/psychological medicine, older people's health and ENT.
Gerry lives with her Yorkshire husband, two young children and Monty the cat (from Bradford). She enjoys exercising with her family in the Eastern Bays and is a keen gardener and avid reader. She regularly travels to the UK to catch up with family there and loves escaping to the Pacific Islands in the winter when she can.
Female / Wāhine
6 December 2002
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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.
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