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General Practitioner and Practice Principal

Dr Scott Blackwell

Scott was born in country Western Australia and educated at Meckering and Cannington Primary and then Wesley College. He studied Medicine at UWA graduating in 1968.

Scott went into General Practice at Scarborough Beach Medical Centre where he worked for over 35 years as a GP with special interests in obstetrics and anaesthetics followed by a keen interest in Aged and palliative care.

In 2011 he joined forces with Nurse Practitioners Shannon Tassell, Keith O’Brien and Victoria Thomas to form Collaborative Primary Health Care WA (CPHCWA) to provides medical services to residents of Residential Aged Care. Shannon and Scott as the two remaining owners of the Collaborative then took on the challenge of running Joondanna Medical centre in 2019 .

Scott brings a vast experience to the practice as apart from his many years in General Practice he has been a leader in his profession having held the positions  of AMAWA President, President of Palliative Care WA and Palliative Care Australia, Chair of the Medical Council and the Clinical Senate of WA , and many other representative roles including being part of the working party for the Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation in 2019.

Amongst his many other interests Scott is a keen hockey player. He plays in local interstate and international Masters hockey competitions. He believes that keeping fit is the cornerstone to a healthy life.