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Bolton, Michael Harry

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Doctor's details


Bolton, Michael Harry




MB BS 1963 Queensland
Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
University of Queensland, Australia
FAChPM 2000
Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine
Royal Australasian College of Physicians - New Zealand, New Zealand



Practising certificate

from 1 March 2015 to 29 February 2016



General scope

6 October 2008

Scope of practice



  • Palliative Medicine (14 October 2008)

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.

Palliative Medicine

Palliative Medicine is the medical care that improves the quality of life of patients and their families and whanau facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness. The focus of Palliative Medicine is the anticipation and relief of suffering of patients by means of early identification, assessment and management of their pain and other physical, psychosocial and spiritual concerns. In particular, it affirms life, regards dying as a normal process and intends to neither hasten nor postpone death.

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