Three Rivers Medical is very happy to welcome back British GP Dr Roslyn Gathercole.

8th March 2024 | Back to News
Three Rivers Medical is very happy to welcome back British GP Dr Roslyn Gathercole.
Dr Roslyn Gathercole

Many of you will know Dr Gathercole from her time working with us from 2015 - 2021.

"I like the fact we as GPs have the scope to do more tests and investigation here. It's a lot more
hands on where we take more responsibility for the patient's long term medical care."

Dr Gathercole did her medical training in the UK where she was born and raised. She graduated from the University of Southampton in 2010 and went on to do her GP training in the UK. It was while working in Bournemouth that Roslyn learned about the opportunity to become a locum for Three Rivers Medical and applied for the position through the network set up by Dr Spenceley - one of the partners at Three Rivers.

She started working at Three Rivers Medical in 2015 and was only supposed to stay for six months.
But she met her now husband, Gisborne man Rob Hooper during the same year and her plans changed.

Roslyn also has family throughout New Zealand so this was another drawcard to the country as was her love for the outdoors.

"I love the lifestyle here and surfing," she says.

After working in the Covid hub alongside Dr Fergus Aitcheson in 2020, Roslyn had her second child in 2021 and decided she needed to go back to the UK for a time to be with her family there.

She has lived and worked in Bristol for the past three years before moving back to New Zealand this year.

Roslyn worked as a locum GP while in the UK and also for the GP Out of Hours Service which suited
her as a mum of two young children.

She has a special interest in women''s health especially around menopause and hormone
replacement therapy. She also likes to perform minor surgery, something she didn't get the
opportunity to do as a GP in the UK.

Roslyn was drawn to being a GP because she enjoys the patient interaction and forming lasting
relationships with her patients.

"I also like the diversity where you really don't know what is going to come through the door on any
given day. It could be something quite acute or a mental health concern - there is a great variety of
patients with a wide range of symptoms and illnesses."

She will begin work on a part-time basis and is looking forward to getting back to the practice and
seeing patients again.

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