Melbourne Hand Surgery 

COVID news: Elective surgery restrictions have been lifted and we will resume all elective surgeries from 28 September. Please note that all patients who are scheduled for elective surgery admission are required to undertake a COVID test, to obtain a negative ("not infected") result prior to admission, and to self-isolate from the time of test to admission. As Epworth Cliveden remains indefinitely closed at this time Dr Tomlinson does not have any regular surgical lists at Epworth, but her lists continue at The Avenue and Glenferrie Private. 

All suitable consultations at Melbourne Hand Surgery are currently conducted via telehealth (phone or video consultation) to maximise patient and staff safety. We have implemented enhanced hygiene meaures in our rooms including acrylic screens, masks, hand sanitiser, face shields and physical distancing-related changes. We are closed on Fridays.

Victorians are in this together and together we will get through this. Thank you for your understanding as our community works through these unprecedented times together (last updated: 22 September 2020).

Practice Management Services

Medical and Surgical Practice Setup and Management

Getting started in private practice isn't easy. However, with the right advice and assistance you can build a highly successful private practice in relatively short period of time. We've developed a suite of practice set up and management services to assist you on your journey. Whether you're a recently (or soon-to-be) graduated Fellow or have already been practising as a consultant in the public hospital system for a few years, our services are designed to simplify the process for you and help you to build a successful private practice. Below are some of the many services we can assist you with.

Available Services

Practice set up

⃝     Practice phone number (answered 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, excluding PHs); or
⃝     Your own phone number diverted to our practice (answered 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, excluding PHs)
⃝     Practice fax number (specific to your practice)
⃝     Practice email address
⃝     Domain (website name) registration
⃝     Facebook and Twitter account registration
⃝     Business name registration
⃝     Company name registration
⃝     ABN registration assistance
⃝     Software
⃝     Registration or updating of details with health funds, TAC, Workcover, Medicare
⃝     Book keeping services
⃝     Personalised prescription pads/computer paper
⃝     Applications for Medicare provider numbers at additional sites
⃝     Registration with pathology providers (multiple providers)
⃝     Registration with radiology providers (multiple providers)
⃝     Registration for online access to radiology (multiple providers)
⃝     Applications for private hospital accreditation
⃝     Stationery including business cards, appointment cards, return address labels, personalised A4 glossy white cardboard folders for patient theatre bookings/handouts/information, personalised pens, doctors' stamps, logo stickers
⃝     Professional introductions

Marketing and branding

⃝     Advice
⃝     Online biography and practice details (single page on our website)
⃝     Sourcing of logo designs
⃝     Purchase of your approved logo design
⃝     Introductory mail out to our practice referral database
⃝     Logo trademark registration
⃝     GP practice visits


⃝     Sessional rooms with WiFi access and on site car parking
⃝     Meet and greet services (we provide staff so you do not need to deal with recruitment, induction, training, Workcover, leave management, practice insurance)
⃝     Practice management
⃝     Practice nurses
⃝     IT services: hardware, software, backup
⃝     Pathology and radiology provider registration and referral pads (multiple providers)
⃝     Dictation/transcription services
⃝     Merchant terminal (EFTPOS machine)
⃝     Clinical supplies including pathology supplies and S4 medication ordering
⃝     Surgical instruments including diathermy
⃝     Workcover, TAC, Centrelink forms
⃝     Hospital admission paperwork 
⃝     Booking of theatre sessions, anaesthetists, surgical assistants
⃝     Financial consent
⃝     Car parking at hospitals
⃝     Templates for practice policies, practice software

Business and Practice Mentoring

⃝     Practice set up
⃝     IT services
⃝     Risk management
⃝     Branding and Marketing – to patients, referring doctors, allied health practitioners
⃝     Staff recruitment
⃝     Practice policies
⃝     Insurance
⃝     Business financial management and structure

Setting up private practice is a time consuming process but one that is important to get right. By employing our services you can free yourself from arranging the minutiae, save yourself time and money, and concentrate on the big picture. For more information or to arrange a meeting with Dr Jill Tomlinson email us at info AT 


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