We are a team of seven GPs, a GP registrar, a semi-regular Locum GP, seven nurses, a clinical pharmacist prescriber, a dietician, two medical care assistants (MCA), one MCA Trainee, a Kaiawhina, Health Improvement Practitioner, Health Coach and eight administration staff.
The practice serves a rural population of 6,000 patients. Our patient base is varied, and includes tangatawhenua, young families, farmers, retirees, artists and a steady influx of tourists and surfers.
The practice uses a team-based approach to healthcare, with a strong emphasis on chronic care management, education and community-based care.
We are passionate about helping whanau improve their health and wellbeing with a strong emphasis on reducing health inequities within our community. We understand cultural competence & safety and its importance in securing equitable health outcomes and endeavour to apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our everyday practice.
In 2019 the business moved to a purpose-built clinic compromising of six doctor consult rooms, four specialist rooms, a minor surgery room, a three-bed treatment area, a large meeting room & great team facilities.
We have ongoing in-house education sessions and have RNZCGP accreditation as a teaching practice with registrars & medical students on placements. The team have brief daily morning meetings to prioritise our day and to ensure everyone is supported in their roles.
Our team like to have fun and regularly have shared morning teas/lunches and a busy calendar of social events throughout the year.