Welcome to North Avon Medical. In chosing North Avon Medical Centre as your family practice you get the benefits of an experienced and committed team of health professionals. North Avon Medical Centre has three Doctors and three nurses. The practice cares for around 5000 patients covering a wide area in Christchurch. The practice operates as a team and has a strong commitment to providing high quality personal primary care. All general practitioner partners are vocationally trained in General Practice and Fellows of the Royal College of General Practice. Our experienced nurses provide a range of chronic disease management, smoking cessation assistance, health screening, weight management programmes and preventive healthcare.

At North Avon Medical we are commited to providing care when you need it. The practice operates to permit urgent consultations if these are required and has extended hours from 0830 to 1745 hrs Monday to Friday.

North Avon Medical Centre is a Pegasus practice and through this membership we provide a range of additional population health services. We have a close relationship with district nursing services and nursing specialist services. The practice has an onsite counsellor who works on a Thursday afternoon to provide free brief intervention counselling. The practice has a full range of testing and treatment equipment including an ECG, defibrillator, liquid nitrogen, minor surgical equipment, and has a specialist area of sleep testing.

We are now offering online appointment booking through ConnectMed – please click here 

Please Note: Online appointment bookings are only for standard appointments. Please ph. 03 3896655 for extended appointments e.g. Travel, Removal of Lesion, Punch Biopsy, Mirena, Jadelle, IUCD, Immunisations and Nursing Services.

After Hours: When we’re closed, 24hr service is provided by the 24 Hours Surgery, 401 Madras St (entrance is on the left hand side just before Bealey Ave) phone 03 365 7777.


Dr Murray Smith

Dr. Murray Smith


Murray has been in a general practitioner at North Avon Medical Centre since 1994. Murray is skilled in all facets of general practice including minor surgery, child health and geriatric medicine.

Dr H Gray
Dr. Hillary Gray


Hillary has been in General Practice at North Avon Medical Centre since 2010.She enjoys all aspects of family medicine and has a particular interest in woman’s health, child health and geriatric medicine. She is skilled in a full range of procedures including minor surgery, IUCD insertions and Jadelle.

Dr. Oliver Setchell


Oliver qualified and started his career as a GP in Norfolk, UK moving to New Zealand in 2014. He has a passion for medical education and teaches at Otago Medical School. He enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has a particular interest in minor surgery, child health and supporting mental health and wellbeing. He is a keen long distance runner and enjoys all the great opportunities we have here on our doorstep.

Nurse Practitioner

NP Marie-Lyne Bournival

Marie-Lyne is original from Montreal, Canada. Before calling Christchurch home in 1998, she lived in Europe and United States. She has been working in general practice since 2003 and has a true passion working with patients in the community. She is a true generalist and has a special interest in women’s health and working with children and teenagers as well as with people with long term conditions.

People often ask her “what is a nurse practitioner?” In Marie-Lyne’s own words here is a simple way to understand her role. “We all know what a “registered nurse” is and we all know what a general practitioner (GP) is. A nurse practitioner commonly referred as “NP” is a nurse who has many years of experience and who has completed extra training, has passed successfully many exams and internships. At this end of the process a “NP” is a nurse that works a similar way of doctors. A NP orders diagnostic tests, refers patients to specialists and prescribes medicines and work independently and in collaboration with other health practitioners.”


 Annie Bathurst


Colleen OConnell


Bev Webber



Moea Andrews

Practice Manager

Bethany Jones


Monique Stevens



Contact us 

North Avon Medical Centre
28 North Avon Road

Tel:  03 389 6655
Fax: 03 389 1175