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Loan, Robert Maclean

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Doctor's details


Loan, Robert Maclean




MB ChB 1972 Otago
Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
University of Otago, New Zealand
FRACS 1982
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, New Zealand



Practising certificate

from 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2017



General scope

21 December 1973

Provisional scope

8 March 1973

Scope of practice



  • General Surgery (2 September 1985)

Dr Loan is required to participate in an approved recertification programme relevant to the vocational scope of General Surgery.

Dr Loan may work outside the stated vocational scope but must do so within a collegial relationship.

Definitions of scopes


A doctor who has completed the requirements of a provisional general scope will be registered within a general scope of practice.

Examples are doctors who have completed their first post-graduate year and may be in vocational training, doctors who have not started, or have chosen not to do, vocational training or doctors nearing retirement who are no longer meeting the requirements for registration within a vocational scope of practice.

The doctor must establish a professional collegial relationship with another doctor who is registered within the same or related vocational scope, and must participate in appropriate continuing professional development to maintain and improve competence and to be recertified each year.


A doctor who has completed his or her vocational training as a consultant and has appropriate qualifications and experience can be registered within a vocational scope of practice.

A doctor registered in a vocational scope must participate in an approved continuing professional development programme to maintain competence and be recertified each year.

General Surgery

General Surgery is a broadly based specialty which includes the diagnosis and treatment (operative and non operative) of patients with disorders of: colon and rectum, upper gastro-intestinal organs, breasts, endocrine organs, skin and subcutaneous structures, blood vessels including varicose veins and the head and neck region. It also includes the early and ongoing management of trauma.

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