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:

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:

Keeping a sense of Tumour: A GP Update on Glioblastoma and Brain Metastases

3 CPD Activity Points

Date: Wednesday 1 June 2022 | 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Learning Outcomes:

  1. GP’s will apply learnings to identify Signs, Symptoms and cognitive effects of Glioblastoma and Brain Metastases, and will understand which current surgical interventions are available to patients, including when to refer for surgical intervention.
  2. GP’s will analyse the range of therapies currently available to patients with Glioblastoma and Brain Metastases and apply this knowledge when referring patients for treatment.
  3. GP’s will understand the Role of Radiotherapy in treating Glioblastoma and Brain Metastases, and identify side effects and treatment options for these.

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Past GP Events

Oncology Case Studies - Recognizing Red Flags in General Practice

Date: Wednesday 20 October 2021 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (AEST)

Ringwood Private Hospital invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Dr Anuj Bohra, Mr Kevin McMillan, Mr Andy Simm and facilitated by Dr Lionel Lim.

This webinar aims to provide education to GP's about red flags for diagnosing symptoms of bladder, prostate, gastric, colorectal and skin cancers, and when to refer for specialist opinion.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyse the relationship between heliobacter and gastric cancers, and identify signs and symptoms that require further investigation.
  2. Apply information learned to recognize red flags for colorectal cancers, and will apply these when making referrals for further examination, as well as referring to national guidelines.
  3. Summarise the gold standard investigations for microscopic haematuria and the clinical features that define high risk patients
  4. Analyse PSA and PI RAD and Bozniak score results to determine the need to refer for specialist review
  5. Identify which lesions require biopsy, which lesions should be excised or which lesions should be referred immediately for specialist review, based on clinical assessment and NHMRC Guidelines.


Bloody dilemmas: Updates in Haematology
3 RACGP QA & CPD Points accrued

Ringwood Private Hospital invites General Practitioners and Allied Health professionals to attend this live, online and interactive meeting with Dr Nisha Thiagarajah, Dr Chloe Pek Sang Tang and Dr Sasanka Handunnetti.

General practitioners will often be the first point of contact for elderly patients and it is vital that they know how to assess and manage these patients prior to the patient seeing a Haematologist.

This webinar will discuss applying guidelines to interpreting anaemia, thrombosis management in the age of COVID and frailty and the management of haematologic malignancies.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Discuss shifting paradigms of treatment in haematology, where more options now exist for the frail patient.

2. Discuss the management of thrombosis during a time of increased restrictions and lockdowns

3. Evaluate the relevance of frailty to the diagnosis and management of haematologic malignancy.

4. Discuss shifting paradigms of treatment in haematology, where more options now exist for the frail patient.

The Bellbird, Ringwood, and Knox Private Hospitals and The Victorian Rehabilitation Centre invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Dr Mehrnoosh Kiumarsi and Dr Damien Tharmaratnam.

Activity ID 211104

As the Australian population ages, there is a growing need for GPs to assist in managing the healthcare needs of their ageing patients. By presenting the latest data and case studies, experienced Geriatricians aim to educate GPs on how to identify signs & symptoms and management options for Frailty and Functional Decline along with identifying Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in older Australians.

In the current situation, with the pandemic, concerns affecting the elderly population cannot be overshadowed.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Discuss the implementation of non-pharmacological and pharmacological strategies for BPSD management;
  2. Identify reversible factors contributing to behaviours of concern;
  3. Discuss the importance of communication with families.

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

GPs are invited to direct any pre-meeting questions for the presenters to Kerry Lannu, Healthscope BDM (



Dr Damien Tharmaratnam MBBS FRACP

Consultant Geriatrician & General Physician @Bellbird Private Hospital

Dr Damien Tharmaratnam graduated from Monash University in 2011. He completed his specialist training at The Austin and Monash Health, before commencing work as a Consultant Geriatrician and General Physician at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Damien provides inpatient and outpatient care. He has admitting rights at Bellbird and Knox Private Hospital,where he can admit patients directly. Damien also has a passion for improving care of the elderly within residential aged care facilities and is available for nursing home visits. One of Damien’s areas of expertise is Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments. This is an in-depth assessment which is key in improving the quality of life of elderly people. This includes a comprehensive assessment of: cognition, falls risk, medication side effects, nutrition, mood, continence and advanced care planning.

Dr Mehrnoosh Kiumarsi MD FRACP ClinDip Palliative Care Medicine

Geriatrician @Ringwood and Knox Private Hospitals

Dr Mehrnoosh Kiumarsi is a Geriatrician with special interest in falls, cognitive issues, general medical conditions in elderly and polypharmacy. Dr Kiumarsi completed her training at multiple health networks including Eastern Health, Monash Health, Alfred and Peninsula Health. She also obtained a Clinical Diploma in Palliative Care Medicine at Western Health and is experienced in treatment of chronic pain issues, symptom management for oncology patients and all patients with chronic or terminal medical condition. Dr Kiumarsi believes patients respond better when a doctor is empathic to their needs and cares about their individual problems and concerns as being a Geriatrician is about being caring, compassionate and devoted.

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