GP Education

As part of our ongoing commitment to general practitioners' education, Holmesglen Private Hospital, offers a wide range of Category 1 & Category 2 RACGP accredited Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI & CPD) events throughout the year.

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

General practitioners decide the focus of their learning by choosing topics and speakers suitable to their own practice.

Upcoming Events

Holmesglen Private Hospital invites General Practitioners to attend this online and interactive meeting presented by Mr Rory Maher, Dr Carl Le and Ms Erinne Sinclair.

This meeting aims to develop the knowledge and depth of understanding amongst GPs of key learnings around the management of common plastics injuries, lacerations and ulcers in primary health patients including; management pathways for adult and children’s lacerations and ulcers, the role of wound care nurses and surgery options for patients. We aim to assist GP's in the management pathways for their plastics patients and provide pathways for referral.


Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Assess and identify the patients requiring wound assessment and management and then be able to interpret the clinical significance of presentations in primary care; thereby identifying patients needing a pathway to a referral for plastic surgery or complex wound management;
  2. Describe the differences between managing lacerations in children versus adults including signs and symptoms to watch for in the primary practice;
  3. Identify and describe the role of the wound care nurse in managing complex open wounds and current dressing options in primary practice.


photo of Mr Rory Maher FRACS ASPS

Mr Rory Maher FRACS ASPS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon @Melbourne Plastic and Reconstructive Group

Mr Rory Maher is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He graduated from Monash University in 2003, then undertook training in general surgery, before entering the Australian Plastic Surgery training program. After completing his training, he undertook a Hand and Wrist fellowship in the UK, specialising in treatment of arthritis of the hand including joint replacement surgery and treatment of traumatic injuries of the hand. Public appointments include Monash Health, where he specialises in head and neck reconstruction, hand reconstruction and skin cancer surgery. At Royal Melbourne Hospital he performs hand and wrist surgery and trauma reconstruction.

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Dr Carl Le

Emergency Physician @Holmesglen Private Emergency Department

Director at Holmesglen Private Emergency Department and MediSyn, Carl is an avid Supercar fan and part of the onfield Medical team as their permanent Medical Delegate for the Supercar race series. Always thinking ahead and adapting to the emergency environment, during the stage one of the Covid19 crisis, Carl mobilised his supercar engineering colleagues to come up with some interesting adaptions to medical devices for the emergency setting.

photo of Ms Erinne Sinclair

Ms Erinne Sinclair

Wound Care Nurse @Holmesglen Private Wound Clinic

Erinne is a recent addition to the wound clinic team. Our wound clinic specialises in inpatient and outpatient service to the community.

Previous Events

Holmesglen Private Hospital invites General Practitioners to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Dr Henry Yao, Dr Sarah Azer and Dr Chris Love.

Activity ID 221568.

We aim to develop the knowledge and depth of understanding amongst GPs of 3 key urological areas, haematuria, PSA screening and a new prostate treatments for BPH. We will look at different investigations required for a diagnosis of these problems and provide GP's with an overview of patient treatment and management. We aim to also assist GP's by providing pathways for referral.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Assess and Identify patients that are suitable for discussion regarding PSA screening;
  2. Counsel patients and explain the pros and cons of PSA screening and discuss the Interpretation and management of PSA results;
  3. Identify causes of micro and macrohaematuria and initiate patient conversations on treatment options and perquisite investigations;
  4. Discuss new emerging technologies for treating enlarged prostates & will apply these to patient consultations, when discussing the place of these new treatments in patient management, in comparison to traditional therapies and techniques.



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Dr Chris Love MBBS FRACS

Urological & Prosthetic Surgeon @Holmesglen Private Hospital

Chris graduated from Monash University in 1978 and spent the early part of his career at Prince Henry's Hospital (Melbourne) and in Sydney as a Urology Registrar. In 1986 he returned to Melbourne where he finished up his Urology training at St Vincent's and then worked in San Francisco. He's been involved in male health for nearly three decades. A specialist in urological prosthetics, Dr Love uses a range of treatments from medication to the latest surgical techniques to treat men with erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence, particularly in men experiencing those problems after prostate cancer surgery. He is the largest volume, and most experienced, penile implant surgeon in Australia.

photo of Dr Henry Yao MBBS(Hons) PGDipSurgAnat FRACS(Urol)

Dr Henry Yao MBBS(Hons) PGDipSurgAnat FRACS(Urol)

Urological Surgeon @Holmeslen Private Hospital

Mr Henry Yao is a urological surgeon with special interest in uro-oncology, minimally invasive surgery (robotic and laparoscopic surgery), and reconstructive urology. He completed his undergraduate medical degree at The University of Melbourne with first class honours. Henry completed his urology training in Melbourne and is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Henry completed a year of training at Western Health as the Advanced Laparoscopic and General Urology Fellow. He has subsequently completed further fellowship training in Robotic Surgery and Uro-oncology in the UK, where he worked in a high-volume cancer specialist referral centre. Henry also has a subspecialty interest in reconstructive urology and have published work in this area. Henry maintains a strong interest in medical research and has published 20 peer-reviewed journal articles to date. He is actively involved in the supervision of students completing research degrees.

photo of Dr Sarah Azer MBBS/LLB(Hons) PGDipSurgAnat FRACS(Urol)

Dr Sarah Azer MBBS/LLB(Hons) PGDipSurgAnat FRACS(Urol)

Urological & Robotic Surgeon @Holmeslgen Private Hospital

Dr Sarah Azer holds a combined Medicine and Law Degree from Monash University. Dr Azer completed her Urological training in Melbourne before undertaking a year-long robotic pelvic oncology fellowship in Bristol, United Kingdom. During this fellowship Dr Azer was trained by two internationally renowned robotic surgeons. Dr Azer specialises in the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms, incontinence, stones and Uro-Oncology. Dr Azer ensures that her approach is always patient centric. Dr Azer listens to the motivations and experiences of each patient, provides her patients with evidence based information and affords her patients the time to make the best decisions for their health and circumstances. Dr Azer welcomes phone calls from doctors at any time to discuss Urological queries and provide guidance and advice. Dr Azer is working with her Gynaecology colleagues to build a strong Women’s Health Service at Holmesglen Private Hospital to provide access to exceptional women’s health.

Our Next webinar “From Knee to Shoulder: managing Patients now and in the future” is presented by Mr Owen Mattern, Upper limb Surgeon, Samuel Joseph, Hip and Knee Surgeon and Chaired by Mr Richard Large, Upper Limb Surgeon.

Monday 16th September at 7pm.

Please join us by clicking on the link below and registering.

Accredited for 3 RACGP points.


About the Course

Patients with chronic Orthopaedic conditions are unlikely to deteriorate rapidly, and the goal of treatment is to preserve function. While it is important for GPs to be up to date with the latest treatments and techniques, at the moment it is just as important to be aware of non-invasive treatment modalities. The temporary suspension of elective surgery will affect many patients awaiting elective Orthopaedic surgery. Multimodal treatment of these patients will be important and helping support GPs support their patients through this time is critical.

The Holmesglen Private Hospital invites General Practitioners and Allied Health professionals to attend this live, online and interactive meeting with Dr Ari Horton, Dr Sophie Gettens and Dr Ben Dundon from Melbourne Heart Care.

This interactive activity aims to develop the knowledge and depth of understanding amongst GPs of 3 key cardiac areas, including; paediatric heart murmurs, COVID-19 infection and cardiac effects, and coronary risk assessment and preventative care. We will include looking at different investigations required for a diagnosis of each of the problems and to provide GP's with a general overview of how they will treat and manage patients. We aim to assist GP's in the diagnosis and management pathways for these cardiac presentations and provide pathways for referral.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain critical lessons in paediatric heart murmur management, be able to apply this learning to patient diagnosis and identify patients needing a pathway to a referral;
  2. Assess and identify the patients requiring further assessment and be able to interpret the clinical significance of presentations in primary care;
  3. Describe how coronavirus infection can affect the heart, the increased risk to those patients with pre-existing heart disease, and signs and symptoms to watch for during COVID-19 recovery in the primary practice;
  4. Identify the role of cardiac testing and preventive care in reducing coronary events in their at-risk patients within their practice.

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

GPs are invited to direct any pre-meeting questions for the presenters to Rob Stewart, Holmeslgen Private Hospital BDM (



photo of Dr Ben Dundon MBBS PhD FRACP

Dr Ben Dundon MBBS PhD FRACP

Interventional Cardiologist @Holmesglen Private Hospital

Dr Ben Dundon is an Interventional Cardiologist, specialising in the investigation and management of coronary artery disease and chest pain syndromes. Ben completed his advanced training in cardiology in 2005, before undertaking a PhD in advanced cardiac imaging utilising Cardiac MRI. During his PhD, Ben was awarded the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand post-graduate research scholarship as well as the prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) / National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHF) post-graduate research scholarship. Ben was awarded further research funding through the Cardiovascular Lipid Research Grants, as well as grant support from the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Institute of Medical and Veterinary Sciences for his academic work. Ben continues to contribute to translational research studies within MonashHeart and the Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre, and has numerous peer-reviewed publications in major international Journals.

photo of Dr Sophie Gettens MBBS FRACP

Dr Sophie Gettens MBBS FRACP

Cardiologist @Holmesglen Private Hospital

Dr Sophie Gettens graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2010 and completing her Advanced Training in Cardiology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Sophie moved to Melbourne in 2019, and undertook a fellowship in Non-Invasive Imaging at MonashHeart. She has an interest in echocardiography and has also attained her Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (Cardiology). Sophie’s clinical interests include: • General clinical cardiology • Structural and valvular heart disease

photo of Dr Ari Horton MBBS FRACP

Dr Ari Horton MBBS FRACP

Paediatric Cardiologist @Holmesglen Private Hospital

Ari is a Paediatric Cardiologist with clinical expertise in general paediatrics and paediatric cardiology and with a particular passion for aboriginal and global health, inherited cardiac disease and precision cardiac genetics, whilst maintaining a dynamic engagement in research, ethics and education. He has keen interest in aid work and research, humanity and compassion in Healthcare and medical ethics and education.

Repiratory 2020

As part of the Healthscope Community of Learning GP Education program we are proud to host another RACGP accredited webinar. I invite you to register below to participate in our online live and interactive webinar event.

Date: Monday 24th August 2020

Time: 6:55pm onwards (7:00 - 8:30pm presentations)

Online Webinar:

Host and Speakers:

  • Dr Amanuel Tesfai | Consultant Physician in Respiratory, Sleep and General Medicine
  • Dr Amir Zangiabadi | Consultant Respiratory Physician
  • Dr Eric Kuo | Consultant Respiratory & Sleep Disorders Physician

Topics covered include:

  1. An update on current standards in Asthma, COPD, Biologicals, and choice of puffers.
  2. Managing the patient presenting with a suspected lung nodule with an understanding of selective operative management and cancer pathways.

The webinar begins Aug 24th at 7pm, for 1.5 hours. A certificate of attendance will be issued for those staying to the end of the event.


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