About Us

GPHQ was created by four General Practitioners (GPs) practising in Western Australia (WA) . Having all moved to the state in the last seven years, we have first-hand experience of the importance of advice from colleagues as we familiarised ourselves with the local health service.

We have created GPHQ to allow both established and establishing GPs in WA to connect, communicate and learn from each other in a secure, private, online community. GPHQ is an independent website that allows GPs to engage at a local level and discuss areas of mutual interest.

Find an educational event in your area. Ask a question or share a clinical photograph on the private discussion forum. Find the right WA specialist quickly on our fully searchable directory. Advertise a job or find one yourself. GPHQ contains the features you need to find information to help your patients, in an easy, time efficient way.

We have enjoyed putting GPHQ together and using it ourselves to find the information we need to work better as GPs in WA. We hope you do too.

Garrett, Susan, Niamh and Colm.


Dr. Garrett Leonard FRACGP

Garrett is a GP in Bicton and moved to WA after completing his training in Ireland. He enjoys the variety of the day-to-day workload that General Practice offers. He has an interest in medical education and interconnectivity in healthcare. Outside of medicine, Garrett enjoys keeping active and spending time with his children.

Dr. Colm McCarthy FRACGP

Colm completed his vocational training in Ireland  before following the sunshine to WA, where he has worked in General Practice and Sports Medicine since 2013. He currently practices in Claremont and Cockburn. His interest is in how physician access to accurate and up to date information, both clinical and practical, improves outcomes for patients. 

Dr. Susan O’Connell FRACGP

Susan is a GP in Claremont, having previously worked in Wanneroo. She believes that effective communication is key in modern healthcare- both between GP and patient, and between GPs and specialists. Susan liaises closely with secondary and tertiary care colleagues to ensure each patient’s journey through the healthcare system is a smooth one. Susan has tutored at Notre Dame University, Fremantle, and mentors students in their General Practice attachments.

Dr. Niamh Leonard FRACGP

Niamh undertook her medical and GP training in Ireland and worked in both rural and suburban practices before moving to Western Australia. She has completed further studies in Child Health, Women’s Health and Care of the Elderly. She is currently enjoying work at Point Walter Medical Centre in Bicton, WA. She has a keen interest in the role of e-learning in medical education.