Brisbane Specialist Suites

Brisbane Specialist Suites
Brisbane Specialist Suites
Health Service & Doctors-SPRING HILL, QLD
Health Service & Doctors-Spring Hill, QLD
We do extraordinary things with extraordinary people! That is why we have the only Child, Adolescent, Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist in Queensland - Dr Catherine Llewellyn. And that is why..
8/87 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Qld, 4000.
8/87 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Qld, 4000.
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We do extraordinary things with extraordinary people! That is why we have the only Child, Adolescent, Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist in Queensland - Dr Catherine Llewellyn. And that is why we work with the very best Therapist's, like the accomplished author and experienced Therapist - Ms Leisa Tanner.
Medical and Specialty Training

Dr Catherine Llewellyn was a Choral Scholar at St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge (UK). During her time at the University of Cambridge she completed a BA Hons (Part II Pharmacology) with first class honours, and was awarded the John Addenbrooke Medical Studies Prize 2000, The Moses Hollway Scholarship 2000, and the Astra Zeneca Prize for Pharmacology 2000.  Dr Catherine Llewellyn was subsequently employed as a supervisor for Part IB Pharmacology undergraduates at the University of Cambridge.

Catherine completed her medical degree at the University of Cambridge in 2003, achieving Distinctions in both Medical and Surgical final examinations. She was awarded the John Addenbrooke Medical Studies prize for the second time in 2003.

Dr Llewellyn migrated to Australia in 2004 and worked as a Registrar in Emergency Medicine, General Medicine and Intensive Care for a number of years before deciding upon a career in Psychiatry.

Dr Llewellyn is the recpient of numerous meritorious awards and is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), and was the first Psychiatry trainee in Australia and New Zealand to complete Advanced Training in both Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry.  Dr Llewellyn was  awarded the RANZCP Addiction Psychiatry Prize in 2012.

Catherine has trained with a number of specialty psychiatric services including the Eating Disorders Outreach Service in Brisbane, Evolve Therapeutic Services, Future Families (specialising in infant mental health), a range of community Child and Youth Mental Health Services including Child and Youth Forensic Mental Health Services based in Brisbane and Townsville, a range of community and inpatient Alcohol and Drug Services for adolescents and adults based in Brisbane and Townsville, and has provided Consultation-Liaison support to other mainstream hospital services including the CHAMP Clinic at Mater Health Services Brisbane (a specialised clinic providing support to pregnant women with mental health and substance use issues) and Persistent ('Chronic') Pain Services in both Brisbane and North Queensland.

Queensland Health

As a Staff Specialist (Consultant Psychiatrist) employed by Queensland Health since 2012, Dr Catherine Llewellyn has provided clinical support and consultant leadership to the Townsville Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Service, the Townsville Child and Youth Mental Health Service, as well as consultation-liaison support to the North Queensland Persistent Pain Management Service.  Currently, Dr Catherine Llewellyn provides part-time support to the Public Mental Health Service.

Professional Memberships

Dr Catherine Llewellyn was the inaugural Queensland Member of the RANZCP Registrar Representative committee (2007 - 2008), the Deputy Chair of the Queensland Australian Medical Association International Graduate Committee (2007 - 2008), the International Medical Graduate Representative on the Australian Medical Council Interim Accreditation Committee (2008-2009), and the Advanced Trainee Representative for the RANZCP Subcommittee for Advanced Training in Addiction Psychiatry (2011 - 2013), the Advanced Trainee Representative for the RANZCP Section of Addiction Psychiatry (2011 - 2013), and one of two inaugural Queensland members of the RANZCP Special Interest Group in Youth Mental Health (2012 - 2014).

Dr Catherine Llewellyn is currently an accredited supervisor for Psychiatry Registrars in Training on behalf of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. From 2013 - 2015, Dr Catherine Llewellyn was also the Queensland Representative of the RANZCP Section of Addiction Psychiatry (SOAP) and is a member of the organising committee for The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists College Congress 2015.

Teaching and Other Interests

Dr Catherine Llewellyn has a strong interest in medical education.  Dr Catherine Llewellyn is currently an accredited supervisor for Psychiatry Registrars in Training on behalf of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, and she continues to Mentor Psychiatry Registrars.  Dr Catherine Llewellyn also provides psychiatry teaching to international medical graduates through the Centre for International Medical Graduates based at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Dr Catherine Llewellyn provides medico legal assessments for the Family Court and also conducts psychiatric assessments the purposes of insurance/ pre-employment requirements.
For Health Professionals
Deciding who to refer your patients to can be challenging, particularly when your patient may be feeling vulnerable. It is important that you feel able to work collaboratively with a treating Psychiatrist and that you feel sufficiently involved in any management decisions that can affect your patient.

Building professional working relationships

Dr Catherine Llewellyn is very happy to meet with both medical and allied health professionals to gain a better understanding of how your practice works and how best she can offer complimentary support to your patients. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please email [email protected] or call (07) 3831 8700 to speak to Dr Catherine Llewellyn directly.

Referrals

Some General Practitioners who have spoken to Dr Catherine Llewellyn recently, have expressed the need for more clarity regarding the difference between Medicare Item 296 and 291. 

Medicare Item 296 applies to an initial consultation by a Psychiatrist for a patient in circumstances where the patient will likely require ongoing psychiatric management with Dr Llewellyn.

Medicare Item 291 is a specific referral for an Assessment and Management Plan. This type of assessment generally applied to patients who are do not require ongoing psychiatric review and whom the General Practitioner is happy to continue to manage. The assessment and feedback letter provided to the referring General Practitioner is thereforevery detailed, with specific suggestions applicable to a 12-month plan. A psychiatrist cannot conduct an assessment under Item 291 unless it has been specifically requested by a General Practitioner.

If you are a General Practitioner and are unsure whether your patient requires assessment under Item 296 or 291, you can simply write in your referral ‘for assessment and management under item 291 if appropriate’ and Dr Llewellyn can discuss these options with the patient at the time of consultation.

Collaborative communication

Dr Catherine Llewellyn is always willing to speak to you directly over the telephone about any concerns you have regarding shared patients. Sometimes due to clinical commitments it may be necessary for Dr Llewellyn to return your phone call after 5pm: in these circumstances it is helpful if you provide the practice secretary with your mobile or after-hours number so that Dr Llewellyn can contact you directly. Clearly inform the secretary if the matter is urgent so that your call can be prioritised.

Inpatient treatment

Dr Catherine Llewellyn has admitting rights to private psychiatric facilities in Brisbane. If your patients have suitable private health cover they may be eligible for private inpatient treatment.  If this is required, treatment will be continued under the care of Dr Llewellyn should your patient require admission.

Dr Llewellyn prefers to be involved in her own patients’ care whilst they remain an inpatient. Dr Llewellyn does not currently outsource after-hours clinical commitments to her colleagues.

After-hours contact

Dr Llewellyn will respond to after-hours phone contact – up to date mobile contact details for Dr Llewellyn are available on request from our Practice Manager on (07) 3831 8700. In urgent circumstances where Dr Llewellyn is not immediately available to respond, she will return a call within 14 hours.

 
Medical and Specialty Training

Dr Catherine Llewellyn was a Choral Scholar at St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge (UK). During her time at the University of Cambridge she completed a BA Hons (Part II Pharmacology) with first class honours, and was awarded the John Addenbrooke Medical Studies Prize 2000, The Moses Hollway Scholarship 2000, and the Astra Zeneca Prize for Pharmacology 2000.  Dr Catherine Llewellyn was subsequently employed as a supervisor for Part IB Pharmacology undergraduates at the University of Cambridge.

Catherine completed her medical degree at the University of Cambridge in 2003, achieving Distinctions in both Medical and Surgical final examinations. She was awarded the John Addenbrooke Medical Studies prize for the second time in 2003.

Dr Llewellyn migrated to Australia in 2004 and worked as a Registrar in Emergency Medicine, General Medicine and Intensive Care for a number of years before deciding upon a career in Psychiatry.

Dr Llewellyn is the recpient of numerous meritorious awards and is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), and was the first Psychiatry trainee in Australia and New Zealand to complete Advanced Training in both Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry.  Dr Llewellyn was  awarded the RANZCP Addiction Psychiatry Prize in 2012.

Catherine has trained with a number of specialty psychiatric services including the Eating Disorders Outreach Service in Brisbane, Evolve Therapeutic Services, Future Families (specialising in infant mental health), a range of community Child and Youth Mental Health Services including Child and Youth Forensic Mental Health Services based in Brisbane and Townsville, a range of community and inpatient Alcohol and Drug Services for adolescents and adults based in Brisbane and Townsville, and has provided Consultation-Liaison support to other mainstream hospital services including the CHAMP Clinic at Mater Health Services Brisbane (a specialised clinic providing support to pregnant women with mental health and substance use issues) and Persistent ('Chronic') Pain Services in both Brisbane and North Queensland.

Queensland Health

As a Staff Specialist (Consultant Psychiatrist) employed by Queensland Health since 2012, Dr Catherine Llewellyn has provided clinical support and consultant leadership to the Townsville Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Service, the Townsville Child and Youth Mental Health Service, as well as consultation-liaison support to the North Queensland Persistent Pain Management Service.  Currently, Dr Catherine Llewellyn provides part-time support to the Public Mental Health Service.

Professional Memberships

Dr Catherine Llewellyn was the inaugural Queensland Member of the RANZCP Registrar Representative committee (2007 - 2008), the Deputy Chair of the Queensland Australian Medical Association International Graduate Committee (2007 - 2008), the International Medical Graduate Representative on the Australian Medical Council Interim Accreditation Committee (2008-2009), and the Advanced Trainee Representative for the RANZCP Subcommittee for Advanced Training in Addiction Psychiatry (2011 - 2013), the Advanced Trainee Representative for the RANZCP Section of Addiction Psychiatry (2011 - 2013), and one of two inaugural Queensland members of the RANZCP Special Interest Group in Youth Mental Health (2012 - 2014).

Dr Catherine Llewellyn is currently an accredited supervisor for Psychiatry Registrars in Training on behalf of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. From 2013 - 2015, Dr Catherine Llewellyn was also the Queensland Representative of the RANZCP Section of Addiction Psychiatry (SOAP) and is a member of the organising committee for The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists College Congress 2015.

Teaching and Other Interests

Dr Catherine Llewellyn has a strong interest in medical education.  Dr Catherine Llewellyn is currently an accredited supervisor for Psychiatry Registrars in Training on behalf of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, and she continues to Mentor Psychiatry Registrars.  Dr Catherine Llewellyn also provides psychiatry teaching to international medical graduates through the Centre for International Medical Graduates based at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Dr Catherine Llewellyn provides medico legal assessments for the Family Court and also conducts psychiatric assessments the purposes of insurance/ pre-employment requirements.
For Health Professionals
Deciding who to refer your patients to can be challenging, particularly when your patient may be feeling vulnerable. It is important that you feel able to work collaboratively with a treating Psychiatrist and that you feel sufficiently involved in any management decisions that can affect your patient.

Building professional working relationships

Dr Catherine Llewellyn is very happy to meet with both medical and allied health professionals to gain a better understanding of how your practice works and how best she can offer complimentary support to your patients. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please email [email protected] or call (07) 3831 8700 to speak to Dr Catherine Llewellyn directly.

Referrals

Some General Practitioners who have spoken to Dr Catherine Llewellyn recently, have expressed the need for more clarity regarding the difference between Medicare Item 296 and 291. 

Medicare Item 296 applies to an initial consultation by a Psychiatrist for a patient in circumstances where the patient will likely require ongoing psychiatric management with Dr Llewellyn.

Medicare Item 291 is a specific referral for an Assessment and Management Plan. This type of assessment generally applied to patients who are do not require ongoing psychiatric review and whom the General Practitioner is happy to continue to manage. The assessment and feedback letter provided to the referring General Practitioner is thereforevery detailed, with specific suggestions applicable to a 12-month plan. A psychiatrist cannot conduct an assessment under Item 291 unless it has been specifically requested by a General Practitioner.

If you are a General Practitioner and are unsure whether your patient requires assessment under Item 296 or 291, you can simply write in your referral ‘for assessment and management under item 291 if appropriate’ and Dr Llewellyn can discuss these options with the patient at the time of consultation.

Collaborative communication

Dr Catherine Llewellyn is always willing to speak to you directly over the telephone about any concerns you have regarding shared patients. Sometimes due to clinical commitments it may be necessary for Dr Llewellyn to return your phone call after 5pm: in these circumstances it is helpful if you provide the practice secretary with your mobile or after-hours number so that Dr Llewellyn can contact you directly. Clearly inform the secretary if the matter is urgent so that your call can be prioritised.

Inpatient treatment

Dr Catherine Llewellyn has admitting rights to private psychiatric facilities in Brisbane. If your patients have suitable private health cover they may be eligible for private inpatient treatment.  If this is required, treatment will be continued under the care of Dr Llewellyn should your patient require admission.

Dr Llewellyn prefers to be involved in her own patients’ care whilst they remain an inpatient. Dr Llewellyn does not currently outsource after-hours clinical commitments to her colleagues.

After-hours contact

Dr Llewellyn will respond to after-hours phone contact – up to date mobile contact details for Dr Llewellyn are available on request from our Practice Manager on (07) 3831 8700. In urgent circumstances where Dr Llewellyn is not immediately available to respond, she will return a call within 14 hours.

 
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