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Extended Skills Program 

Victorian Training Region


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Get to know: Dr Richard Sia

Meet Dr Richard Sia, GP Liaison Officer, Northern Health.

Q: What is your coffee order?

A: Small latte, no sugar.

Q: Tell us about your new role at Northern Health?

A: I am Northern Health’s GP Liaison Officer. This is a new position working in the Primary Care Liaison Unit within the partnerships team. Our primary role is to identify and implement strategies that will improve the continuity of care and communication between Northern Health and General Practitioners.

Q: What is the most exciting part of your job?

A: Meeting people from the hospital, local practices and the community. I enjoy organising education events for GPs and working on quality and improvement. We have a few education events in the pipeline and are working on a few projects within Northern Health.

Q: What is your ideal work-life balance? 

A: Travelling around the world on someone else’s yacht while getting paid. Otherwise, a decent trip per year to avoid the Melbourne winter. Trying out new restaurants and heading out to Timezone on the weekends.

 Q: Would you rather be able to travel into the future or into the past?

A: Definitely the future, I’ve been to the past already and it was so so.