BHC founder, Debra Smith has over 20 years experience in practice management and draws on more than 30 years experience in the nursing and medical fields.  Debra’s extensive experience in practice management and the delivery of effective patient consultation services allows BHC to tailor assistance and advice to meet the needs of individual clients.  This experience provides a strong and extensive knowledge base to draw on to ensure you are given the quality and commitment you deserve.

“If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us”

Berkeley Healthcare Consulting’s underlying desire to bring “Best Practice Principles” to the healthcare industry closely reflects its founder’s vision of an industry effectively delivering community healthcare services while maintaining profitable returns to the business, practitioners and staff within the industry.
BHC offers assistance in all areas of Practice Management including the start up of new ventures and ongoing management of existing businesses in general medical, allied health and specialist practices including ‘not for profit’ organisations. We work with the individual client to develop a solution that best meets their needs.

How we can benefit your business

  • Improved financial outcomes
  • High level skill base
  • Professional support
  • Confidentiality
  • Extensive and diverse knowledge base and experience
  • Increased flexibility and accessibility for your business

Debra’s Qualifications

  • FAAPM – Fellow Australian Association of Practice Managers
  • CPM – Certified Practice Manager
  • Diploma in Practice Management
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
  • Certificate of Attainment in OH&S / Consultation
  • Accredited Certificate in MYOB
  • Statement of Attainment in MYOB Payroll
  • Justice Of the Peace

Debra’s Professional Representations

  • Ambassador – AAPM (Australian Association of Practice Management)
  • Mentor – AAPM
  • Past Vice President & Director AAPM
  • 15 years AAPM NSW / ACT Committee member
  • Past Secretary and Vice President AAPM NSW / ACT
  • Accreditation Surveyor – GPA (General Practice Accreditation
  • Regular Presenter / speaker for AAPM, APNA, Medicare Locals (previously Division’s of General Practice) and other organisations
  • Author of current Community College course – “Pracsoft and Medical Director”
  • Editor of current Community College course – “Medical Reception and Medical Terminology”
  • Past tutor Central Coast Community College delivering “Pracsoft and Medical Director and “Medical Reception and Medical Terminology”