General Practitioners

Dr Amandeep Hansra

Dr Amandeep Hansra

BMED (Hons), FRACGP, MPH TM, ACCAM, GAICD, Sydney NSW

General Practitioner

Amandeep is a leader in digital health in Australia. She founded Evermed Consulting and provides digital health consulting services across the health sector as well as being involved with a number of health tech startups. She was most recently the CEO & Medical Director of Telstra’s telemedicine business, ReadyCare. She also served as the Chief Medical Officer for Telstra Health and separately has assisted Medgate in setting up a telemedicine business in the Philippines. She is a locally trained specialist General Practitioner who continues to work in clinical medicine at a General Practice in Bondi, Sydney. She is a Fellow of the RACGP, a Fellow of the ACHI, holds a Master’s in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is a Graduate of the AICD and has been awarded the “Women Leading in Business Scholarship” for the Global Executive MBA at the University of Sydney.

 

Dr Andrew Webster

Dr Andrew Webster

MedSc, MBBS, Cert. EM, FRACGP, MBA, Darwin, NT

General Practitioner | Clinical and Public Health Lead, NT PHN

Andrew is a specialist General Practitioner who has worked in a range of health services in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. He currently works in a clinical role at an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in Darwin, and at the Northern Territory PHN as the Clinical Lead. Andrew is passionate about improving the safety and quality of health care through a combination of digital enhancement and service redesign. In addition to his medical qualifications, Andrew has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health Strategies from the University of Cambridge.

 

Dr Caroline Yates

Dr Caroline Yates

MBChB, FRACGP, Brisbane QLD

General Practitioner

Caroline is an experienced General Practitioner working in a suburban General Practice which specialises in chronic disease management and healthcare to marginalised Australians. She also works as a consultant with the Primary Health Network, local hospitals and the Australian Digital Health Agency. Caroline enjoys getting out to work in regional and remote general practice in a locum capacity when other commitments allow. Caroline is passionate about involving General Practitioners at root level in the development of projects which will affect the delivery of primary care. She is interested in developing and embracing technologies which will improve and aid management of chronic diseases. She is particularly interested in using such tools in the delivery of excellent primary care to disadvantaged groups – especially CALD, Indigenous and rural and remote Australians.

 

A/Prof. Charlotte Hespe

A/Prof. Charlotte Hespe

MBBS (Hons), DCH (Lon), FRACGP, FAICD, GCUT (UNDA), Sydney NSW

General Practitioner | Academic

Charlotte is a GP Clinician and Practice Owner of a medium sized teaching Practice for both Medical students and GP Registrars. She also works as Head of General Practice and GP Research for University of Notre Dame, Australia, School of Medicine, Sydney. She is passionate about improving health outcomes for her patients and the broader Australian Community and to this end has been actively involved with the RACGP, GP Networks, Medical Education and GP research throughout her career. She has extensive experience in corporate Governance (in health arena) currently holding Directorships with a FAICD qualification and current directorships with EIS Health (Central and Eastern Sydney PHN), GFMP and Asthma Foundation Qld/NSW and 17 years’ experience as a Board Chair. She is also currently the Chair RACGP NSW/ACT Faculty and RACGP Vice President.

 

Dr Chris Moy

Dr Chris Moy

MBBS, FRACGP, FAMA, Adelaide SA

General Practitioner

Chris is an Adelaide GP with a long-standing involvement in the areas of aged care, end of life decision making, palliative care and digital health at both state and national levels. He is a former member of the Expert Advisory Group of the SA Advance Care Directives Review and SA Health End of Life Working Group, and a current member of the SA End of Life Care Strategy Program Board. Pursuing the imperative of advance care planning documents to be available alongside patient electronic health records has led to his commitment to the development of the My Health Record. He is a former member of the Independent Advisory Committee to the Minister of Health for the Patient Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), the NEHTA Clinical Usability Program Steering Committee and the My Health Record Operations Management Committee. He is a current member of the My Health Record Expansion Program Steering Group and the Privacy and Security Advisory Committee of the Australian Digital Health Agency. Chris is Chair of the Adelaide PHN Central Adelaide Clinical Council and a GP Clinical Editor for Health Pathways SA. He is the current Chair of the Ethics and Medico-legal Committee of the Australian Medical Association.

 

Dr Christine Pascott

Dr Christine Pascott

MBBS, FRACGP, GAICD, AFACHSM, Perth WA

General Practitioner

Christine is a GP and Medical Director at the University of WA leading a team including GPs, nurses, visiting specialist and allied health providers. She provides clinical care with a particular focus on mental health care and young adults. Digital health is an increasing part of this clinical practice aimed at improving communication, efficiency and patient care. Christine has current board and committee involvement as well as previous undergraduate teaching and conference presentation experience.

 

Dr John Aloizos AM

Dr John Aloizos AM

MBBS, FRACGP, FAICD, Brisbane QLD

General Practitioner

John has driven safety and quality improvement across general practice and the wider healthcare system through his ground breaking work in regional and national representative groups, including Australian General Practice Accreditation Ltd (AGPAL), Quality in Practice (QIP), Australian Divisions of General Practice (ADGP), Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council (APAC), Australian Health Information Council (AHIC) and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). An experienced systems and solution thinker. John is an experienced GP with digital practice and multi-disciplinary team. He is a member of the Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Health Advisory Committee, Remedy Healthcare Clinical Advisory Group and NPS MedicinesWise. John has significant experience in medicines policy, digital health policy, chronic disease, professional standards and accreditation and clinical governance. Prior to joining the Australian Digital Health Agency he was the Senior Clinical Governance Advisor with the National eHealth Transition Authority (NeHTA), and a Clinical Lead since 2008.

 

Dr Peter Del Fante

Dr Peter Del Fante

BSc, DipCompSc, MBBS (Hons), MSc (Public Health) FRACGP FAFPHM FACHI, Adelaide SA

General Practioner | Public Health Physician

Peter is a well-respected and noted expert in systems thinking, digital health innovation, data governance and change management in general practice. His experience as a leading GP in regional health associations has led to the development of digital tools that support coordinated and integrated care, the quadruple aim, as well as data analytics and mapping (GIS) tools to support CQI in general practice and population health management system. He was also Clinical Lead for the National McKinsey Diabetes Care Project (2012-2015) and Clinical Governance Lead for the National eHealth Transition Authority (2008-2016). He is keen to see greater interoperability within Digital Health ecosystems (including AI and medical devices), and to use these to expand the scope and cost-effectiveness of primary health care to optimise people’s health and wellbeing. Peter is a part-time general practitioner in private practice and a Public Health Physician, as well as a GP Academic Tutor at Flinders University School of Medicine. Prior to Medicine he worked in Federal and State Government Health ICT.

 

Dr Sharmila Biswas

Dr Sharmila Biswas

MBCh.B, DCH (Informatics), Cairns QLD

Occupational General Practitioner

Sharmila is a regional GP who works in general practice as well as in a Pre-admission clinic. With 11 years of experience of working in the Local Regional Hospital Emergency Department as a GP she has seen the value of digital health on a daily basis and is an advocate of driving change for patients with chronic and complex conditions. With over 14 years of experience working in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Organisation. She has an interest and expertise in informatics, clinical coding, the e-health agenda as a supportive tool in health and is a member of the British Computer Society. - Past AMAQ North Queensland Rep.