Updates from the Practice Team

Flu vaccines expected half way or end of April

Mar 07 2018

Flu vaccines will hopefully be available by half or end of April. Keep an eye on our website for flu clinics.

Flu vaccination not available yet

Feb 27 2018

The flu vaccine is not available yet. We will inform you when we are ready to start with flu vaccination. We will run a few flu clinics again this year.

Patients between 65-80 year will also be eligible for a Zostavax vaccination from 1 April. It is possible to book your flu and Zostavax vaccination together.

More information about vaccination you can find on The Immunisation Advisory Centre website.



Cornerstone Assessment

Feb 05 2018

Our practice is undergoing a Cornerstone Practice Accreditation assessment on Wednesday 7 February.

This is a very important assessment for our practice. This assessment checks if we have achieved the quality standards set by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.


Waitangi Day Public Holiday

Jan 24 2018
Whitby Doctors will be closed on Waitangi Day - Tuesday 6th February 2018.  For health advice, please call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Happy New Year!

Jan 12 2018

We would like to wish all our patients a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Sign up for Manage my Health

Dec 06 2017

ManageMyHealth (MMH) is also known as ‘Health Care Online’.  This is a new secure online service that enables patients to view their medical information online at a time that is convenient for them. This is a service designed to enable patients to log into their secure site and:

·         view laboratory test results

·         request repeat prescriptions

·         book appointments

·         receive emails from their doctor or nurse

MMH sends a notification email to a nominated email address to indicate when records are updated or when laboratory results are available. Patients will be able to log in to their secure site to view their results and avoid the need to wait to be contacted by Whitby Doctors or telephone to request results.


Access to MMH this free but additional services may be charged. Standard fees for repeat prescriptions will apply to this service. E- Consultations will be charged at a minimum fee of $22.


To register for MMH you will need:

·         a unique email account that is for you alone, other family members will have to use another account

·         be older than 18 years

·         registered as a patient with Whitby Doctors - casual patients will not be able to enroll with MMH through Whitby Doctors.

Start of GP triage

Dec 06 2017
One of the big changes we are introducing at present is GP telephone triage. This means when you ring for a same-day appointment, you will be advised that you will be triaged over the phone by a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner between 8.30 -9.30am. It may be you can be treated over the telephone or by a prescription or by seeing a more appropriate person, other than your GP. If you have an urgent problem, please rest assured you will be seen on the day.

Shared Care Record is live

Sep 15 2017

From 7 April 2014, a summary of your health records will be immediately available to hospital clinicians and afterhours GPs, as the electronic Share Care Record is launched in Wellington, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast.

The Shared Care Record lets authorised health care providers, such as after hours GPs and hospital doctors, access a summary of information from your GP.

Information like your test results, medical conditions, allergies and prescribed medications will be shared. The information will be available at any time, even if our medical practice is closed.

The information is stored securely in New Zealand and all access to the information is recorded and routinely audited.

You can choose to withhold some or all of your information. However, if you choose to withhold your information, health professionals involved in your care, for example in an emergency or after hours situation, may not immediately have information available and this could delay appropriate treatment and mean additional tests are needed.

If you don’t wish other health providers to have access to your Shared Care Record, you can opt-out by calling us on 0800 727 664, telling your GP, or sending a letter to the freepost address below:

Freepost Authority Shared Care Record
Compass Health
PO Box 27380
Marion Square
Wellington 6141 (No stamp required)

For more information on the Shared Care Record Project, click here.

Welcome to our new website!

Sep 15 2017

Whitby Doctors is proud to present our new website!

Designed with the everyday patient in mind, our new website is completely functional on all devices; your computer; your tablet and your smartphone.  Our new features include connection our key services listing, enrolment and fees information, news updates and self-help resources and guides.

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