Dr Parvinder Sethi MBBS, MRCGP

Dr Parvinder Sethi

Dr Sethi completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2003 in India and obtained his Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) in 2013 in the United Kingdom. In September 2016 he became an approved Doctor under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983, UK, followed by the completion of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK Candidate Guide for Clinical Assessment of Skills and Competencies examination and subsequent Membership. In 2016 Dr Sethi completed the 7Ds Geriatric and Psychogeriatric Postgraduate Course at Aston Medical School in Birmingham

Dr Sethi began his medical career working as an intern in general medicine, general surgery and community medicine at Jaipur Golden Hospital in New Delhi and then as a junior resident in neurosurgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. In 2004 Dr Sethi moved to the United Kingdom where he worked in the role of clinical observer in orthopedics and hematology at the City Hospital Birmingham and Hull Royal Infirmary. After focusing on general practice, acute medicine and general psychiatry in year two of his trainee foundation, Dr Sethi undertook specialty training in psychiatry at Mile End Hospital in London and Goodmayes Hospital, Ilford. In years two and three of his specialty psychiatry training, Dr Sethi specialised in general, child and adolescent, learning disability and old age psychiatry in a variety of hospitals and mental health units throughout the UK.

In 2010 Dr Sethi began his general practice specialty training in geriatric medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, general practice and old age psychiatry, and in 2013 began working as a General Practitioner at Beeches Medical Practice, UK.

Over the following three years Dr Sethi worked as a GP Locum in a number of clinics in the UK including a general medical centre, dementia unit, learning disability unit and forensic psychiatry unit, as well as working as a Specialty Doctor in forensic psychiatry.

In these roles Dr Sethi carried out acute mental and physical health management of dementia, learning disabilities and forensic psychiatry, as well as focusing on chronic disease management, end of life care, medication optimisations, and looking after the physical health of patients with severe to profound learning disabilities. He also undertook the assessment and management of patients with advanced dementia in the tertiary care in-patient unit and conducted mental health act assessments and assessment of capacities, including assessments under Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, within the laws of Mental Capacity Act.

Recently moving to Australia and now calling Melbourne home, De Sethi has decided to pursue his passion for looking after elderly patients, and the assessment and management of patients with dementia, and his excited about joining the Aged Care GP team. He believes strongly in the Aged Care GP model of care that provides dedicated GPs to residential aged care facilities and sees this as a critical model in ensuring residents receive the highly quality GP care they deserve.