GP Education

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Quality Assurance and Continuing Professional Development Program (QA & CPD) includes the promotion of GP participation in effective and efficient quality assurance and continuing professional development by encouraging and identifying high quality activities for GPs.

Healthscope is an Accredited Provider of GP education (40 point) and (2 points per hour) with the RACGP.

Partners in healthcare, Knox Private Hospital, Bellbird Private Hospital, Ringwood Private Hospital and The Victorian Rehabilitation Centre, offer many RACGP accredited events throughout the year, across a wide range of topics and specialty areas specifically designed to meet the educational needs of General Practitioners.

Our education program assists General Practitioners to fulfill mandatory accreditation criteria set out by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

For further information about our GP Education program please contact:
​​​​​​​gpeducation.knox@healthscope.com.au

 


Upcoming GP Events

Face to face GP education meetings have temporarily paused due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) social distancing requirements.

We look forward to recommencing our regular face to face program when recommended.

Remote learning and online meetings are currently underway for interested GP’s.

 

For further information about our GP Education program please contact:

gpeducation.knox@healthscope.com.au

 

This activity will be delivered online via Zoom and a link will be emailed to participants following registration.

Knox Private Hospital invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Dr Dinesh Natarajan and chaired by Dr Michael Wong.

Activity ID 209397.

Assessment of chest pain in general practice is challenging. General practitioners often feel uncertainty when dealing with chest pain. The role of new diagnostic tools is yet unclear. Therefore, we aimed to learn: whether or not GPs experience a change in incidence and presentation of chest pain, how GPs deal with uncertainty, and which thoughts, demands and doubts concerning new diagnostic tools occur.*

*The approach to patients with possible cardiac chest pain, William A Parsonage DM, MRCP, FRACP, et al, MJA 199 (1), 8 July 2103.)

Learning Outcomes:

Through this activity, GP's will be able to:

  1. Identify how to tailor cardiac investigations to their patients
  2. Discuss the cardiac investigations available for GP's and their patients
  3. Discuss the clinical assessment of chest pain

Healthscope is a CPD education provider under the RACGP CPD Program.

GPs are invited to direct any pre-meeting questions for Dr Natarajan to Kerry Lannu, Knox Private Hospital BDM (kerry.lannu@healthscope.com.au).


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Speakers

Dr Dinesh Natarajan MBBS BMedSci FRACP

Interventional Cardiologist @Knox Private Hospital, Eastern Health, Ballarat Health Services

Dr Dinesh Natarajan is trained in all aspects of Cardiology and sub-specialises in Interventional Cardiology at Knox Private Hospital. Dinesh obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from the University of Melbourne and completed his Cardiology training at the Austin Hospital, Western and Eastern Health. Following this, he was appointed the Yean L. Lim Interventional Fellow at Western Health, a high-volume percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) centre in Victoria. In 2016-2017, he was the Interventional Fellow in Valvular Heart Disease at St Thomas’ Hospital, London a centre of excellence in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and structural heart procedures under the supervision of world-renowned Professors Simon Redwood and Bernard Prendergast. This fellowship was supported by the prestigious Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Structural Intervention scholarship.

Dr Michael Wong MBBS GradDip (Cardiac EP) PhD FRACP

Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist @Knox Private Hospital, Eastern Health, Western Health

Dr Michael Wong is a Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist interested in all aspects of Cardiology with a particular interest in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Device Implantation. He is currently Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology & Devices at Western Health and VMO at Eastern Health and Knox Private Hospital. Dr Wong obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne and undertook clinical training at the Austin, Alfred and Royal Melbourne Hospitals. Dr Wong’s special interest areas include: Investigation and Management of Syncope / Palpitations / Chest Pain, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation / Flutter – Antiarrhythmic and Anticoagulation Management, Ventricular Tachycardia, Heart Failure, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Long QT / Brugada Syndrome, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy; Holter Monitoring; Tilt Table Testing; Cardiac device implantation and management.

This activity will be delivered online via Zoom and a link will be emailed to participants following registration.

Knox Private Hospital invites General Practitioners and Allied Health Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting. The activity will be presented by Professor Chee Ng and Mr Aaron Jones (EMPHN), and facilitated by Dr Joel King.

The threat of the COVID-19 pandemic on population health, livelihood, lifestyle and economy has been severe and its psychological impact is likely to worsen in the coming months/years. The uncertainty, fear and media overload have led many to feel stressed, anxious, unsettled and overwhelmed.

This interactive update from Professor Chee and Dr King, will address key clinical challenges faced by primary care providers and assist them in formulating communication strategies, whilst establishing their role within a broader multidisciplinary team.

Mr Aaron Jones from EMPHN will also expand GP knowledge of available referral pathways within the EMPH catchment.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this activity, GPs will be able to:

  1. Discuss the broad mental health impacts of COVID-19 on the community
  2. Identify the mental health problems in at-risk populations during the pandemic
  3. Evaluate the clinical presentations of mental health problems linked to COVID-19
  4. Apply the general principles of mental health and psychosocial supports and interventions
  5. Utilise course reference material and specialist information to implement new strategies and identify effective referral pathways that ensure continuity of care of patients presenting with signs and symptoms of mental illness.

Healthscope is a CPD education provider under the RACGP CPD Program.

GPs are invited to direct any pre-meeting questions for Professor Chee or Mr Aaron Jones, to Cathie Bulfin (cathie.bulfin@healthscope.com.au).


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Speakers

Professor Chee Ng MBBS MD FRANZCP

Chair of Psychiatry (Healthscope); Director of the Professorial Unit (The Melbourne Clinic) @Healthscope

Professor Chee Ng is the Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and also Site Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health at St. Vincent’s Melbourne, and President-Elect of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists. Professor Ng has considerable clinical and research experience in psychopharmacology, pharmacogenetics, mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, old age, and cross cultural psychiatry. He is currently a steering committee member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Mental Health Digital Hub. He has also served as international mental health consultant for World Health Organisation, the Commonwealth of Nations and national projects in Asia Pacific countries including China. Previously he was Advisory Committee member of the China-Australia Community Mental Health Program for China’s national community mental health program.


Dr Joel King MBBS MPsy FRANZCP AFRACMA AFAMEE Cert Child Adol Psych

Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychiatry Training Coordinator (The Melbourne Clinic)

Dr King is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychiatry Training Coordinator at The Melbourne Clinic's Professorial Unit. His academic roles include Senior Lecturer and member of the Education Committee of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, as well as a founding member of the Academy of Clinical Teachers at the Melbourne Medical School. Dr King is the former Chair of the Section of Private Practice Psychiatry of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the International OCD Foundation. His major clinical interest is OCD.


Mr Aaron Jones

Mental Health & Alcohol and Drug (AoD) Manager (Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network)

Aaron’s role involves the procurement and ongoing support to EMPHN’s commissioned mental health and AoD service providers, as well as participation in EMPHN’s system redesign and service transition activities. Aaron has a background in Community Development, Youth Work and Mental Health Community Support. Aaron has been working in the mental health community support sector since 2001, within a range of roles including the provision home based psychosocial support, service management, regional management and training co-ordination. Aaron holds particular passions toward Mental Health and AoD Recovery, the provision of coordinated and integrated care, and the relationship between spirituality, mental health and mental illness.

Past GP Events

Abdominal Pain Again - Colitis, or Irritable Bowel? A GP's Perspective

This class is taught online via Zoom.

Knox Private Hospital invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Dr Anil Asthana and facilitated by Dr Kareem Marwan.

General practitioners see patients with symptoms generic to IBS and IBD. Knowing how to identify and assess patients and managing prior to referring patients to a Gastroenterologist is vital in the care of patients particularly in this period who may need management options prior to further screening.

Dr Anil Asthana will present latest information about the mechanisms of action, differences between, and management and treatment options for IBS and IBD.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Identify the difference between IBS and IBD
2. Discuss the mechanism of action, management and treatment options for IBS
3. Discuss the mechanism of action, management and treatment options for IBD

Healthscope is a CPD education provider under the RACGP CPD Program.

GPs are invited to direct any pre-meeting questions for Dr Anil Asthana to Kerry Lannu (kerry.lannu@healthscope.com.au).


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Speakers

photo of Dr Anil Asthana MBBS MRCS FRACP

Dr Anil Asthana MBBS MRCS FRACP

Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist & Endoscopist @Knox Private Hospital

Dr Asthana completed his medical degree at King’s College London, U.K. and is a member of both the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). His specialist training in Gastroenterology was at The Alfred Hospital and Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne. Dr Asthana is the current chair of the National Australian Gastroenterology Council Private Practice Network and on the education committee for the International Bowel Ultreasound Committee. Following completion of his Gastroenterology training in Melbourne Dr Asthana travelled to Italy and Germany for further experience and fellowship training in intestinal ultrasound. Dr Asthana has access to public health facilities and hospitals for uninsured patients. Dr Asthana is accessible for urgent reviews at short notice and welcomes direct phone calls from GPs for advice on his mobile 0450 069 512.


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Dr Kareem Marwan MBBS FRACS FRCSEd

Dr Kareem Marwan MBBS FRACS FRCSEd

Mr. Kareem Marwan is a consultant General surgeon with subspecialty in Colorectal (lower gastrointestinal) surgery. His practice is largely minimally invasive, with Robotic Surgery at the centre of it. He also performs upper and lower GI endoscopy and advanced lower GI endoscopic surgery. Mr. Marwan has a public appointment in Eastern Health Hospitals and a specialist surgical practice based at Knox Private Hospital. Mr. Marwan obtained his surgical fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in 2012, after training at St Vincent’s Hospital, the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. He subsequently undertook a training fellowship in the subspecialty of Colorectal surgery in the UK (Colchester). Colchester Hospital NHS trust is one of the leading centres which pioneered laparoscopic bowel surgery.

Common Knee Problems: What's New & What Actually Works?

This class is taught online via Zoom.

Presented by Mr Vishal Pai and Mr Jarrad Stevens, this activity is provided live, online and free of charge for General Practitioners and Allied Health professionals. GPs will receive an update on the latest orthopaedic assessments, management and treatment of knee injuries, with discussion on how this is optimally managed during the COVID-19 period.

This education is a CPD activity under the RACGP CPD Program.

Please feel free to share this invitation with all GPs at your clinic.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Discuss the options for meniscal repair that are available to patients and understanding when to refer for surgery
2. Discuss and understand the operative and non-operative options for ACL injuries
3. Describe the impact arthritis has on the medial lateral and patellofemoral compartments

Vishal will also be discussing the challenges and opportunities presented to clinicians when managing knee orthopaedic patients via telehealth and video consultations.

Healthscope is a CPD education provider under the RACGP CPD Program.


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Speakers

photo of Mr Vishal Pai

Mr Vishal Pai

Orthopaedic Surgeon (Knee, Sports Medicine) @Frankston Private and Holmesglen Private Hospitals

Vishal Pai is a consultant orthopaedic knee surgeon who works at Holmesglen Private Hospital, Frankston Private Hospital and Box Hill Hospital. Vishal completed his medical degree in New Zealand at the University of Otago in 2007 and obtained a distinction in medicine and surgery. Following this, he undertook his orthopaedic training in Victoria obtaining his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Australia in 2017. Vishal is also trained to perform robotic assisted partial and total knee arthroplasty and is happy to discuss the benefits of this during your consultation. Robotic guidance uses landmarks from your knee in order to create a digital map which then guides the planning and execution of your knee replacement. The accuracy of this is within 1 millimeter of the digital plan. Whilst the longterm benefits are still being studied, robotic assistance can be a useful adjunct in complex cases or in younger patients.

photo of Mr Jarrad Stevens

Mr Jarrad Stevens

Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon @Knox Orthopaedic Group

Mr Jarrad Stevens is a Melbourne-trained Orthopaedic surgeon who has recently returned from two years of sub-specialty training in the United Kingdom to join the team at Knox Orthopaedic Group. Jarrad employs a cutting-edge evidenced based approach to surgery, and this is facilitated by his faculty status on multiple international and local courses for trauma and elective Orthopaedics, and as a peer reviewer for several high-impact Orthopaedic journals. Jarrad’s special interest areas include: Anterior Hip Replacement, Robotic Knee Replacement, Revision Hip Replacement & Revision Knee Replacement, Orthopaedic Trauma, Complex Soft Tissue Injuries, Military Medicine, ACL Reconstruction, Patellofemoral Stabilisation & Knee Arthroscopy.

Urology Update 2019

Please join us for this 4 point CPD Seminar.

(Limited spaces available - Please register early)


Date: Wednesday 4th December 2019

Registration: 6:30pm
Presentations: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Venue: Samsara Restaurant

5-7 Centreway, Pinewood, Mount Waverley VIC 3149



Speakers and Topics:

  • Ms Madalena Liu (Urologist - Knox Private Hospital)

Topic: Stress Urinary Incontinence - Demystifying the Bladder Sling

  • Mr Yee Chan (Urologist - Ringwood Private Hospital)

Topic: MRI of Prostate

  • Dr Michael Chao (Oncologist - Knox & Ringwood Private Hospital)

Topic: Rectal Spacers in Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy

Limited seats are available - Please register your attendance by Monday 2nd December 2019 to:

Or by faxing this form to 03 9210 7200

Orthopaedic Update 2019

2.0 - Upper Limb / Foot and Ankle

Please join us for this 4 point CPD Seminar.

(Limited seats available - Please register early)


Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019

Time: Registration: 6.30pm

Presentations: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Venue: Samsara Restaurant

5-7 Centreway, Pinewood, Mount Waverley VIC 3149



Speakers and Topics:

  • Mr Ash Moaveni (Orthopaedic Surgeon, Upper Limb - Knox Private Hospital)

Presentation : Shoulder surgery, what is it good for?


  • Mr Elango Selverajan (Orthopaedic Surgeon, Foot & Ankle - Knox Private Hospital)

Presentation: A step ahead of all Foot & Ankle conditions


Limited seats are available - Please register your attendance by 14th October 2019 to:

Julie Ciancio
Phone: 0439 240 238 Fax: 03 9210 7200
Email: Julie.Ciancio@healthscope.com.au

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GP Update in MBS, Billing, Risk and Compliance

Please join us for this 4 point CPD Seminar.

(Limited seats available - Please register early)


Date: Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Time: 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start - 9:00pm close

Dinner will be serverd

Venue: Leonda By The Yarra

2 Wallen Road Hawthorn VIC 3122



Speakers and Topics:

  • Matthew Bulters (Department of Health)

Appropriate MBS claiming in the changing general practice landscape

    • Shared Debt Recovery scheme
    • Ask MBS email advice service
    • Record keeping requirements
    • Identification of potential causes


  • Phillip Cuttriss (Department of Human Services)

Medicare Billing for GPs

    • How DHS process based on prescribed rules
    • MBS item descriptors
    • Prevention of claims being rejected


  • Bree Knoester / Genna Angelowitsch (Adviceline Injury Lawyers)

Write it right: tips, pitfalls and tricks to preparing A+ medical reports and compliant medical records

    • Report writing - quick and easy tips
    • WorkCover / TAC patients requirements of records and reports
    • Standard fee structures


Limited seats are available - Please register your attendance by 15th October 2019 at:

  • EventBrite - password : Healthscope
  • via email to : Cathie Bulfin (Please include your name, address, QI&CPD no. and dietary requirements)

Please join us for this 4 point CPD seminar

(Limited spaces available)

Date: Wednesday 24th July 2019

Time: Presentations: 6.30pm- 9.00pm

Venue: VenueThe Victorian Rehabilitation Centre

499 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley 3150

*complimentary car parking available for attendees on the night

Speakers:

  • Dr Barry Slon (Specialist Pain Medicine Physician- The Victorian Rehabilitation Centre)

Topic: Pain- Interventions & Implants

  • Dr Babak Farr (Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist - The Victorian Rehabilitation Centre)

Topic: SafeScript- Management of Opioids

  • Adam Turnbull (Physiotherapist- The Victorian Rehabilitation Centre)

Topic: “The biopsychosocial model for the conservative treatment of persistent pain”


Application has been made for Category 2 (4 points) CPD accreditation and is subject to approval by the RACGP

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Please join us for this 4 point CPD seminar

(Limited spaces available)


Date | Wednesday 21st August 2019

Time | Presentations 6.30pm- 9.00pm

Venue | Bellbird Private Hospital

198 Canterbury Rd, Blackburn South 3130

*complimentary car parking available

Speakers

Dr Anil Asthana - Gastroenterologist, Bellbird Private Hospital

Topic: Fatty liver disease, Iron deficiency anaemia & Tips and tricks for irritable bowel disease

Mr Sumeet Toshniwal- General Surgeon, Bellbird Private Hospital

Topic: Current trends in the management of inguinal hernia


Application has been made for Category 2 (4 points) CPD accreditation and is subject to approval by the RACGP

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Cognitive Impairment, Frailty & Geriatric Health Maintenance

Please join us for this 4 point CPD Seminar.

(Limited spots available!)


Date: Wednesday 15th May 2019

Time: 6:30pm for a 7:00pjm start - 9:00pm close

Venue: Bellbird Private Hospital- Consulting

198 Canterbury Rd, Blackburn South, VIC



Speakers and Topics:

  • Dr Stephen Loi (Geriatrician & General Physician)

Topic: Frailty

  • Dr Ken Teo (Geriatrician & General Physician)

Topic: Cognitive Impairment

  • Dr Cos Stambe (Nephrologist & General Physician)

Topic: Geriatric Health Maintenance


RSVP

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Application has been made for Category 2 (4 Points) CPD accreditation and is subject to approval by the RACGP.

Cardiology Update

Please join us for this 4 point CPD Seminar.

(Limited spots available!)


Date: Wednesday 29th May 2019

Time: Presentations 6:30pm-9:00pm

Venue: Knox Private Hospital

262 Mountain Highway, Wantirna 3152

* Complementary car parking available for attendees on the night



Speakers and Topics:

  • Dr Michael Rowe (Interventional Cardiologist- Knox Private Hospital)

Topic: Update on Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting

  • Dr Jithin Sajeey (Electrophysiologist- Knox Private Hospital)

(Please note: Dr Sanjeey has taken on Dr Paul Kertes' patients)

Topic: Syncope- Pathophysiology and Management

  • Kelly Gordjin (Cardiology Manager- Knox Private Hospital)

Topic: What can an echo tell me? Common and uncommon indications for cardiac imaging


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Application has been made for Category 2 (4 Points) CPD accreditation and is subject to approval by the RACGP.

Bariatric, Thyroid & Colerectal Update

GP Perspective

Date: Wednesday 26th June 2019

Time: Presentations 6:30pm- 9:00pm

Where: Knox Private Hospital

262 Mountain Highway, Wantirna, 3152

* Complementary car parking available for attendees on the night

Speakers:

  • Mr Kareem Marwan |General & Colorectal Surgeon- Knox Private Hospital

Topic: 'Colorectal Update': GP perspective

  • Mr Niruben Rajasagaram | General & Bariatric surgeon- Knox Private Hospital

Topic: Weight Loss Surgery- which surgery is suited to which patients

  • Mr Navin Rudolph | Breast & Endocrine surgeon- Knox Private Hospital

Topic: Thyroid Nodules and Surgery- New Perspectives


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Application has been made for Category 2 (4 points) CPD accreditation and is subject to approval by the RACGP.

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