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Abernethy, Melanie Susan Mary

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Doctor's details


Abernethy, Melanie Susan Mary




MB ChB 1978 Otago
Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
University of Otago, New Zealand
Dip Obst 1986 Auckland
Diploma in Obstetrics
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Member of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, New Zealand



Practising certificate

from 1 June 2014 to 31 May 2015



General scope

22 November 1979

Provisional scope

29 November 1978

Scope of practice



  • General Practice (11 March 1998)

Dr Abernethy is participating in an approved recertification programme relevant to the vocational scope of General Practice.

Dr Abernethy 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 junior 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 Practice

General Practice is an academic and scientific discipline with its own educational content, research, evidence base and clinical activity, and a clinical speciality orientated to primary care. It is personal, family, and community orientated comprehensive primary care that includes diagnosis, continues over time, is anticipatory as well as responsive.

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