The GP Liaison Unit is the primary point of contact for general practitioners to Epworth. The role of the team is to help strengthen the relationship between Epworth and GPs to enhance patient care.
We do this by providing a comprehensive education program for GPs, raising awareness of the services and medical expertise available at Epworth and improving communication between Epworth and GPs.
Since its establishment in 2000, the GP Liaison Unit has grown to annually provide over 100 RACGP accredited quality education meetings to around 1000 GPs from Melbourne and regional Victoria.
The meetings are delivered through a broad range of learning modalities. This includes holding education programs at Epworth Clinical Education and Simulation Centre where GPs can update their clinical skills and knowledge. Furthermore, the education program provides an excellent opportunity for Epworth to engage with GPs.
Meet the Team
GP Strategy and Engagement Manager
Jenny Jones, RN, B Nursing, Grad Cert Diabetes Ed., MBA
Jenny Jones joined Epworth in January 1999 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist on the vascular, thoracic and plastics unit at Epworth Richmond where she was involved in education for graduate nurses.
From 2004–2010 she held the position of Credentialled Diabetes Educator Epworth Richmond and simultaneously ran diabetes education programs at the Whitehorse Division of General Practice.
Prior to joining the GP Liaison Unit, Jenny worked in the Epworth Richmond, Day of Surgical Admissions unit. She joined the GP Liaison Unit in January 2010 and was appointed as manager in June 2012.
Phone (03) 9426 8504 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Peter Sherwen, MB BS, FRACGP, Grad Dip Pall Med
Dr Peter Sherwen is the medical advisor for Epworth’s comprehensive GP education program.
Prior to joining Epworth, Peter had 15 years of experience in general practice. He now works predominantly in palliative care at Epworth, Caritas Christi Hospice and for Eastern Palliative Care. In these roles he is involved in education for medical students and junior medical staff.
Phone: 03 9426 6138 Email: email@example.com
Carole Jabbour, B Sc (Hons)
Carole Jabbour joined Epworth in February 2017 in the role of GP Liaison - Education Specialist.
Prior to joining Epworth, Carole worked for a number of years within the healthcare education and marketing industries. Over the last two years, Carole worked at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, initially with Transfusion Practice Education and then Business Development.
Phone: 03 9426 8872 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Linehan, BA (Hons), PG Dip Regional and Local Development
Grace Linehan joined the GP Liaison Unit in September 2013 having previously worked at Epworth Freemasons.
Grace has worked in the healthcare industry for over 14 years. Prior to joining Epworth, she worked for a large medical group and project managed new fully integrated medical centres from initial site research, design concepts, build and fit out as well as dealing with leases and tenants. Prior to this, Grace worked in the audiology sector.
Phone: 03 9426 6553 Email: email@example.com
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