About Us

GPHQ was created by four General Practitioners (GPs) practising in Western Australia . Having all moved to the state since 2013, 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 both with eachother, and with WA specialists at a local level.

Find an educational event in your area. Ask a question 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 FACSEP

Colm worked as a GP in Wanneroo and Claremont before focussing his practice on Sport & Exercise Medicine.  He is interested in how physician access to information can improve patient outcomes and efficiency in healthcare. In his spare time he is an active member of Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club.

Dr. Susan O’Connell FRACGP

Susan is a GP in Claremont. 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.