GP Liaison Unit

 
 
  
 

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

 

A/Prof Luis Prado MBBS FRACMA FRACGP FCHSM FISQua FAAQHC FACHE FACMQ GradDipSpMed, GP Advisor

Luis was the Director of Medical Services at Wesley Hospital, Brisbane since 2004 and is also currently the Chief Medical Officer for Uniting Care Health. His previous positions include Manager of Junior Medical Staff at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Deputy Director of Medical Services at Greenslopes Private Hospital and Director of Clinical Training at both The Prince Charles Hospital and Greenslopes Private Hospital. He has also served as a medical officer with the Australian Regular Army, including deployments to the Western Sahara and Solomon Islands and commanded the 11th Medical Company at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane. 


Luis has been actively involved in leading medical education and clinical teaching programs, regularly teaching medical students at the Uniting Care Health Clinical School and as an Associate Professor for Bond University. Luis is passionate about the opportunities and future directions for medical services and supports his vision at a more practical level by continuing to work actively as a General Practitioner in the community.


Phone: 03 9936 8274  Email: luis.prado@epworth.org.au ​

 

  

Grace Linehan, Group Coordinator GP Liaison


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 16 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 9483 3513 Email: grace.linehan@epworth.org.au​

 


Katy Cross, GP Liaison Coordinator, Epworth Richmond

 

Katy Cross joined Epworth Richmond in June 2015. Her role is to build, maintain and develop meaningful relationships in the GP community in order to promote Richmond specialists and create awareness of Epworth's services.


Her previous roles included working for the Wellington Hospital in London as their senior GP Liaison Officer for four years.

 

Phone: 0417 127 330  Email: katy.cross@epworth.org.au​ 



Carole Jabbour, Business Development/GP  Liaison Specialist, Epworth Freemasons

 

Carole Jabbour joined the Epworth Corporate division in February 2017 looking after GP education. In Spetember she transitioned to the Business Development team at Epworth Freemasons looking after GP Liaison activities.

 

Over the 11 yers prior to joining Epworth, Carole honed her skills in healthcare markeiting, business development and education within the private, academic and not-for profit sectors.

 

Phone: 03 9483 3107  Email: carole.jabbour@epworth.org.au​ 

 

 

Susie Thomas, Business Development Manager, Veterans  Liaison, Epworth Geelong


Susie Thomas joined Epworth Geelong at the end of 2015. Initially her role involved planning and implementing business development and marketing for the new hospital. This included establishing relationships and building a network in the local region.

She has worked for many years in business development, marketing and public relations in hospitals which has seen her fulfill her desire and passion to work in healthcare.

Phone: 03 5271 7725                     Mobile: 0429 534 811               Email: susie.thomas@epworth.org.au​​


 

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