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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.


Doctors

Dr Murray Smith

Dr. Murray Smith

MBCHB, Dip Ob, BSC, FRNZCGP

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 GrayMBCHB, FRNZCGP, LLB

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

BSc, MBChB, MRCGP, FRNZCGP, PGCert (Med Ed)

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.

 Nurses
 Annie Bathurst

RN

 

 Colleen OConnell

RN

 

Bev Webber

RN

 Administration
Moea Andrews

Practice Manager

 Bethany Jones

Receptionist

 

 

Monique Stevens

Receptionist

 

 

Contact us 

North Avon Medical Centre
32 North Avon Road
Richmond
Christchurch

Tel:  03 389 6655
Fax: 03 389 1175