Panaceum Business Consultancy is a division of the Panaceum Group. Our Consultancy division is headed up by CEO, Richard Sykes and supported by Business Development Manager Jane Bagshaw.

Our team will assist your Medical Practice in providing sustainable health care services to your community. In the current unsettled political arena of health care, practices need to consider diversifying away from a reliance on Medicare and develop alternative revenue streams to ensure the core GP services can continue.

richard-profileRichard Sykes


Having grown up in the Hills of Perth I moved to Geraldton in 2004. Having initially followed my Father into a career in Agriculture I spent 10 years  with the Dept. of Ag and then varying other roles  before taking on a State Manager role with a GPS company that provided autosteer and guidance solutions to agriculture. After this role I was given an opportunity to move into the financial sector and took on an Executive Relationship Manager position with the Commonwealth bank. After about a year was offered the opportunity to become the Regional Manager in Geraldton for the CBA and remained with the bank for around 4 years.

Having always had a keen interest in business the opportunity arose to take on this role with the Panaceum Group in 2012. It has been a fantastic challenge to date and I still look forward to work each day, ensuring that we as a group provide our patients, GPs and staff with the best possible service and environment. I am fortunate to have a great team of Managers and Staff and these will be the people that ensure that the Group can deliver on its Vision, “To be the leader in the health care industry through innovative, ethical and sustainable service provision”.

I am always happy to discuss how the Group can improve or provide addition services to Geraldton and the Midwest and will take the time with anyone that takes the time to provide us with feedback.

Outside of work I enjoy fishing, movies,  getting together with friends and spending time with my  3 boys.

jane-profileJane Bagshaw

Business Development Manager

Originally from South Australia, I have worked with the Panaceum Group from Adelaide and have now relocated to Geraldton to take on the exciting opportunities working in this team offers. The great location and access to explore WA is just a bonus.

My background is as a Physiotherapist in the public sector before shifting into Accounting and Business Consulting for GP Practices. I have had a wide variety of experiences in the health industry, and am excited to be providing business consultancy from Panaceum Group.

I have observed Panaceum Group build from a small traditional GP Practice to the large, multi-disciplinary centre that brings specialist services to the Geraldton region. The Group is proactive in recruitment and business development which has resulted in an excellent health care service to the local community. We have a strong belief that by increasing independence away from the Medicare system, we can ensure the sustainability of primary health care in Australia.

I am committed to supporting health care centres around Australia to improve efficiencies and ensure the sustainability of services into the future. We aim to assist practices with diversification and provide the opportunity to build Industrial Health services and link with practices nationally.

Panaceum Group is committed to providing equitable health care to communities around Australia.