Advice for provisionally registered GPs/IMGs currently in NZ wanting to assist at COVID-19 test centres


In the last few days NZLocums have received enquiries from some of our international trained doctors, currently working as rural GP locums, wishing to assist with Covid-19 testing. We are aware of the immediate critical need to support our rural regions.

The MCNZ has confirmed that doctors registered in a provisional general scope of practice may work at Community Based Assessment Centres (CBACs).

To approve these doctors to work at CBACs, you will need to submit the following information:
– A letter/email from the relevant DHB requesting their service; and
– Confirmation that a (named if possible) vocationally registered doctor will be onsite to provide supervision.

Where the vocationally registered doctor might change on a daily basis, the Medical Council will request a copy of the roster, to confirm who the supervisors will be.

For more information contact Jacinta Sanders, Team Leader NZLocums, email jacinta@nzlocums.com

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