GP Events

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 has achieved both Endorsed Provider (Category 2) and Accredited Provider (Category 1) status with the RACGP. 

Our dedicated continuation of education programs assists General Practitioners to fulfil their accreditation criteria set out by the RACGP.

Upcoming GP Events

In the CPD 2020–22 triennium there are two types of education activities that we provide: 

  • CPD Accredited Activity – learning that introduces new knowledge or a new skill
  • CPD Activity offers reinforcement or updating of existing knowledge or skill

If you are a GP in our local area and would like to be placed on our emailing list, please contact Suzie Ellis at

Should you wish to see all CPD webinars run by Healthscope, click here

Upcoming events

Webinar: IBS, Colorectal Cancer & Gallbladder

Date: Tuesday, 15th June 2021

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Venue: Webinar - Online


  • Dr Viraj Kariyawasam
    consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist
  • Dr Chatika Premaratne
    |Colorectal and General Surgeon
  • Professor Vincent Lam
    Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgeon


People experiencing symptoms related to IBS, IBD, colorectal cancers and gallbladder issues commonly present to General Practitioners for management and treatment options. Knowing how to identify conditions, assess and manage patients prior to referring on to a Specialist doctor is vital for the care of patients, particularly during a pandemic where patients may require management options prior to further screening and treatment.

Dr Viraj Kariyawasam consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist, Dr Chatika Premaratne - Colorectal Surgeon, Dr Raymond Kwok - Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, Professor Vincent Lam - Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgeon will present educational content to GP's on the latest information about treatment and management options for common gut health complaints, including IBS, IBD, colorectal cancer and gall bladder issues.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this activity GP’s will be able to:

  1. Identify alternative treatment options for IBS
  2. Identify alternative diagnosis possibilities in patients presenting with symptoms
  3. Discuss latest CRC cancer surgery and what this means for patients
  4. Identify gallbladder issues from other causes of abdominal pain

A comprehensive update in cardiology

A GP event provided by Norwest Private Hospital


This interactive cardiology update has been developed with a GP focus in order to expand the understanding of diagnostic and management strategies for patients presenting with signs and symptoms of heart disease in the primary care setting. A team of specialist cardiologists from Norwest Private Hospital will lead GPs through interactive sessions that review, debate and examine evidence, patient case studies and the diagnostic and treatment options available to General Practitioners and patients.


Hear from Norwest Private Hospital Cardiologists

  • Dr Ajita Kanthan - Ajita will talk about Arrhythmia
  • Dr Athula Gunasekara – Athula will talk about Heart Failure
  • Dr Graham Meredith – Graham will talk about Structural Heart Disease
  • Dr Devang Parikh – Devang will talk about Coronary Disease

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this activity GPs will

  1. Conduct the evaluation of a cardiac murmur to recognise valvular heart disease and the indications for intervention
  2. Discuss the role of diagnostic tools and cardiovascular risk factors that must be considered prior to commencing lipid-modifying therapy
  3. Initiate a rational and thorough evaluation of patients with symptoms of heart failure and describe initial treatment, citing differences in regimens used in HFrEF and HFpEF
  4. Describe diagnostic and treatment pathways for arrhythmias and the role of medical and procedural therapies
  5. Utilise course reference material and specialist information to implement new strategies and identify effective referral pathways that ensure continuity of care for patients with heart disease.

Saturday 17th July 2021

The Hills Lodge, 1 Salisbury Road
Castle Hill N.S.W 2154

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Inquiries to Suzie Ellis

Phone: 0418 809 424 | Email:

Pre-Recorded Events

Webinar banner

TheHills Private and Norwest Private Hospitals invites General Practitioners andAllied Health professionals to attend this live, online and interactive meeting presented by Dr Peter Fahmy and Dr Ajita Kanthan.

Activity ID 217414

At this webinar, you will hear from a leading Interventional and Structural Cardiologist and Cardiologist, Electrophysiologist & Pacemaker Surgeon present what's new in the diagnosis and management of Atrial fibrillation (AF). They will provide an update on the new guidelines, evidence and recommendations released by the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). New recommendations on atrial fibrillation, incorporating new evidence that has been graded on the certainty of evidence and the likely absolute benefit versus harm. Evidence and recommendations include the new risk factors (obesity, sleep apnoea, sedentary lifestyle), the use of catheter ablation treatment, combining anticoagulants and antiplatelets, a change in the stroke predictions score (the sexless CHA2DS2-VA score) and recommendations for integrated management.



photo of Dr Peter Fahmy MBChB PhD FRACP

Dr Peter Fahmy MBChB PhD FRACP

General Cardiologist @Norwest Private Hospital

Dr Peter Fahmy is a general cardiologist with an interest in interventional and structural heart disease management. Dr Fahmy was awarded his Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2004. He then completed physician training in general medicine at Westmead Hospital followed by cardiology advanced training at Monash HEART in Melbourne. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2011. Dr Fahmy was awarded his PhD in gene therapy from the University of Sydney in 2015. With a keen interest in interventional cardiology, Dr Fahmy undertook a Fellowship in Interventional and Structural Cardiology at the prestigious Vancouver General Hospital and St Paul’s Hospital in Canada. Dr Fahmy trained under the direction of Professor John Webb, the pioneer for percutaneous Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI).

photo of Dr Ajita Kanthan MBBS BMedSc PhD FRACP FCSANZ


Cardiologist, Electrophysiologist & Pacemaker Surgeon @Norwest Private Hospital

Dr Ajita Kanthan is a pioneer in the use of radiationfree procedural techniques, having performed the first radiation-free trans-venous pacemaker implant in Australia. He is currently the only cardiologist in the country performing this pacemaker technique on a regular basis. The significance of radiation-free techniques is highlighted by the fact that traditional trans-venous device implant methods rely on the use of X-rays, with radiation doses that can reach up to the equivalent of about 500 chest x-rays. Dr Kanthan also performed the first radiation-free cardiac ablations of both supra-ventricular and ventricular rhythm disorders in Sydney. He is a national and international trainer on device implantation and radiation-free procedural techniques.

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