GP Link Lunches

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As part of its ongoing GP advocacy work, Sydney South West GP Link has developed the GP Link Lunches Q&A series. 

GP Link Chair, Dr Kenneth McCroary, has initiated a series of meetings with clinical, political and/or GP focused individuals or organisations to discuss issues facing GPs working in our region and talk about local solutions.


Dr McCroary speaks with:

Neuropsychologist Rachael Neville about her vision to improve access to neuropsychological services, particularly in the Macarthur region.

Read the interview - 27 April 2022

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Dr Carmelo Aquilina, Director of Older People’s Mental Health Service at South Western Sydney Local Health District. He is also involved with the Live Well Project. The interview is about older people's mental health.

Read the interview - 30 March 2022


SWSPHN Director of Planning and Performance Amy Prince about the EAP for general practice staff and their families.

Read the interview – 15 February 2022


Dr Ahilan Parameswaran and Dr Manoshi Weerasinghe share their insights on the increasing role of GPs in managing COVID-19. The interviews were conducted at the end of last year, just prior to the introduction of the self-management changes on 17 December 2021.

Read the interview with Dr Parameswaran – 14 January 2022

Read the interview with Dr Weerasinghe – 14 January 2022


SWSPHN Clinical Support Co-ordinator Kristina Allen about the New to General Practice Nursing Program.

Read the interview – 9 December 2021


Dr Mike Freelander, paediatrician and Federal Macarthur MP.

Read the interview – 17 November 2021


Dr Angelo Virgona, chair of the NSW branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and medical superintendent at Northside Macarthur Clinic in Campbelltown, about mental health policy.

Read the interview – 6 October 2021


David Simmons, Professor of Medicine at Western Sydney University Macarthur Clinical School, Head of Campbelltown Hospital Endocrinology Department and Director of the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Translation Unit, about diabetes.

Read the interview - 8 September 2021


Kelly Lee, a Clinical Psychologist and Operations Manager of enhanced services within Parramatta Mission, about the Continuing To Be Me (C2bMe) program which is funded by SWSPHN.

Read the interview - 18 August 2021


Dr Murray Wright, Chief Psychiatrist at NSW Health, about mental health issues relating to COVID-19.

Read the interview – November 2020


NSW Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant, about COVID-19.

Read the interview – November 2020


Dr Charlotte Hespe, Chair of the RACGP NSW/ACT Faculty Board and Head of General Practice and Primary Care Research at The University of Notre Dame Australia, about the RACGP.

Read the interview – September 2020