Dr Lane Hinchcliffe is an Adelaide-based General Practitioner. Since graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Adelaide, Lane has worked extensively throughout regional South Australia and metropolitan Adelaide and is certified by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Lane is currently the Principal GP and owner at The Health Hub Family GP in the seaside suburb of Glenelg and the Founder and CEO of Community GP.
In 2018, Lane launched Community GP, a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to improve access to GP services for South Australians in need. Community GP consists of different programs including Connect, an online GP service; Winmante Medical Centre, a clinic focused on providing high-quality GP services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and community outreach programs including breakfast club and educational programs in schools; and aged-care clinics in retirements villages.
Lane has worked in some of Adelaide’s major hospitals, including Flinders University Health Service where he was a GP from 2014-2015; the Royal Adelaide Hospital, where he held the role of Senior Medical Officer from 2011-2014; and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, where he served as a Paediatric Registrar from 2009-2011.
He also has an affinity with country patients. His medical training was completed predominantly in country South Australia and the Northern Territory with Lane also working in the regional centres of Victor Harbor and Tanunda.
Lane’s special areas of interest and further study include child, youth and adolescent health; mental health; sexual health; and Indigenous health. To further his interest in these areas he is currently studying a Masters of Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health) at the University of Sydney, with a focus on sexual health and HIV.
Prior to completing his GP training, Lane studied Paediatrics for three years. His passion is working with children, teenagers and adolescents, an interest which also saw him supervising boarding school students for five years whilst studying medicine.
On top of his vast training and experience in Child Health Lane co-authored the conference paper Doctors in Schools – A partnership project between a GP clinic and local high schools, for the 2017 Congress of International Association Adolescent Health.
In the mental health space, Lane worked for 18 months as a medical officer for Southern ACIS/Inner South Community Mental Health, based at Marion, where he provided emergency assessments.
Lane has regular speaking engagements where he discusses numerous topics surrounding adolescent health, men’s health, sexual health and HIV.
As an occasional medical commentator in the media, Lane has appeared on Seven News, and on Five AA, Triple M, and ABC radio. He also presents the ‘Ask Dr Lane’ segment on Fresh FM.
Since 2017, Lane has been Adelaide Primary Health Network’s Board Director.
Outside of work, Lane is a classically trained pianist, vocalist and composer. His musical theatre piece, The Front, premiered at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2015.
Degrees and accreditations
- 2007 – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Adelaide, Dr Lane has worked extensively throughout regional South Australia and metropolitan Adelaide and is certified by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
- 2009 – Diploma of Child Health from the University of Adelaide
- 2017 – Vocational Graduate Certificate in Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors
- 2017 – Adelaide Primary Health Network’s Board Director
- Current – Masters of Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health) at the University of Sydney, with a focus on sexual health and HIV