Thames - Ref 1279764

General Practitioner (Family Medicine)

Thames, Coromandel - view map

Contract: Short Term
Start date: As soon as possible (flexible dates)

  • As soon as possible (flexible dates)
  • Only a 1.5 hours drive to Auckland city
  • Hot summer location


We have a new locum role starting ASAP in sunny Thames in the Coromandel.  Preferably 8 sessions a week, negotiable on session rate and accommodation and vehicle provided. PMS is Medtech 32. Welcoming and supportive practice.


This is a purpose built medical centre which has recently completed renovations. We currently have a triage clinic staffed by 2 nurses and 1 Doctor per session. We introduced this clinic to try to lessen the pressure on our doctors to avoid overloading appointments. We are also monitoring patients that are only using the triage clinic regularly and recommending that they see their regular GP for further investigation and plan.  We are continually working on improving processes and future proofing our clinics.

Our doctors make home visits, and both scheduled and acute visits to the two local Rest Homes.  We offer a wide range of high-quality health care services, such as patient oriented preventative health care for Diabetes, Spirometry, Infusions, Immunisation, 24-hour Blood Pressure Monitoring and ECG’s.


A 1.5 hour drive from Auckland, Thames is the rural centre of The Coromandel. The town was formed in 1870 from two smaller settlements – Shortland and Grahamstown – founded to support gold mining in the early 1860s.

The northern end of Thames, known still as Grahamstown, offers cafés and boutique shops in a charming colonial setting. Be sure to visit the museum, which covers early Maori times, the arrival of the first pioneers and the development of mining, logging, railways and shipping. You can also visit the historic School of Mines, which is open from Wednesday to Sunday year-round.

Behind the town, the ancient volcanic Coromandel Ranges rise steeply. The magnificent Kauaeranga Valley hiking and camping area is just to the south, and the road to the north follows the coast past scores of sandy beaches and fishing hot spots.

How to apply

Contact David Davenport-Brown, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5876


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