Newstead Medical

RACGP: All levels of Registrar Training
TYPE: General Practice
SKILLS: Extended Skills
DISCIPLINE: Aged Care, Skin Cancer, Urgent Medicine
GPT3/4 Registrars - Expressions of Interest welcome here

practice details

RA Classification:
Accredited By:
Accreditation Level:
All levels of Registrar Training
Practice Hours:
M-T – 8am-8pm, F – 8am-6pm, Sat – 8.30am-1pm - Closed Sunday
Branch Practice:
Association Hospital:
Approx 1.5km to Calvary, St Luke's Campus, 2-3 km to Calvary, St Vincent's Campus, 2-3 km to Launceston General Hospital
Services offered by Hospital:
VMO rights:
Yes, but not all doctors
Aged care/beds nursing home:
5 local nursing homes,
No. of acute beds:
After Hour Assistance:
Shared roster within practice during sociable hours, and GP Assist for unsociable hours.
Practice Management Software:
Medical Director & Pracsoft
Electronic data/hard data/both:
Internet Connection:
Billing Type:
Private and Bulk bill
% bulk billed, %gap, %private:
At doctor's discretion
Practice protocols for billing:
We bulk bill if there is financial difficulty
Practice Amenities:
Toilets, staff room, bicycle storage, shower
Building features:
Dedicated teaching room, co-located with Pharmacy, X-ray, Pathology and Allied Health
Parking available:
Medical students & other regs:
Medical Students, Nursing Students, GP Registrars
Population served:
Launceston population approx. 67,000
Demographic of population:
All ages and all socio-economic groups
What is Commonly seen:
Seasonal, chronic and acute

staff details

Practice Manager:
Cassie Scolyer
Number of Doctors:
Doctors Hours:
Varied. Full-Time and Part-Time available.
Doctors Special Interests:
Doctors’ profiles available at:
Dr Toby Gardner, Dr Andrew Fair, Dr Jane Fuller, Dr Paul Hanson, Dr Felicity Wivell, Dr Amy Leung & Dr Jane Dhann
Principal Supervisors Profile:
Dr Toby Gardner, BA(Psych), MBBS, FRACGP, was raised and trained in Queensland, and spent a number of years working in rural Qld, before relocating to Launceston in 2006 to raise his young family. He enjoys and works across all areas of Medicine, and is actively involved in the training and examining of young doctors at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. He holds a part-time appointment with UTAS where he is involved in teaching Emergency Medicine
All Supervisors full time
What allied health available:
Speech therapy, podiatry, mental health accredited social worker, pharmacy, x-ray.
How many reception staff:
14, plus 1 Practice Manager and 1 Operations Manager; 1 Office Manager, 5 RN, 1 EN plus casual nursing pool. 2-3 nurses rostered on each day

registrar details

Own Room for registrar:
Own room for full-time registrars. Part-time may need to share.
Expected hours for registrar:
According to the award
The practice is open until 8pm Monday to Thursday. Evening shifts for registrars are rostered once a fortnight, with another doctor on site according to registrar supervision requirements.
As per On-call roster
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays:
Saturday mornings as per on-call roster. The practice is closed on Sundays and on public holidays
On call and frequency:
Approx 2-3 nights per month, Approx 1 weekend in 9 weekends
On call Support:
The registrar is supported by one of our doctors who is on the roster as the on-call backup doctor. He/she is available by phone or in person if requested. 100% on-site backup is provided by the on-call backup doctor for GPT1 Registrars.
Is part-time work available?:
Number of patients per hour:
Generally 2 patients per hour at the start of the placement, graduating to 3-4 patients per hour depending on the registrar’s experience and preference.
Practice training style:
Structured approach to training with weekly clinical meetings and group teaching sessions. Registrars are well-supported when consulting with all doctors available for help during a consultation when requested. Supervisor time made available to sit in on consultations and for case reviews
Method/forms of teaching:
Reviews, clinical meeting every Thursday lunch time, group teaching sessions, sitting in, video reviews.
Procedures reg will be able to undertake during placements:
Implanon, skin excisions, toenail resections, plastering, suturing, removal of foreign body.
Learning resources available:
Therapeutic Guidelines (online), Aus Medicine Handbook, Medical Director resources, Travel Health Advisor, and other free online resources
Safety features:
In place - discuss with practice
Registrar Accommodation:
Nat Min Terms & Conditions - % for each term:
According to National Minimum Terms and Conditions
Period calculated 3/12 or 2/52:
2/52 for all levels
Plus superannuation or including:
According to National Minimum Terms and Conditions


Yes x2
Slip Lamp:
Yes x2
Molemax or equivalent:

extra information

Practice ethos/philosophy:

Newstead Medical is committed to providing its patients with a high standard of care for the benefit of each patient’s health and wellbeing.

Practice expectation of registrar:

We would like our Registrar to be clinically competent and to treat his/her patient with respect at all times. He/she will need to fit in with the team that we have, be affable and be a team player.

Information about town and facilities:

Newstead is a suburb in Launceston, a city situated on the Tamar River in northern Tasmania. Launceston’s population is around 67,000 people. Features include many parks and gardens, Launceston’s Cataract Gorge, easy access to many outdoor pursuits, a 15 minute drive to the domestic airport, and ferry services to Port Melbourne.



contact details

165 Elphin Road , Launceston 7250

Phone: 03 6331 1088
Fax: 03 6334 2105

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