Professor Neil Carson, Founding Partner

Emeritus Professor Neil Carson AO, Founding Partner

The Blackburn Clinic is a Family Medical Practice that was established by  Emeritus Professor Neil Carson AO in 1952 and was completely rebuilt in 1992.  We offer a comprehensive range of family medicine services and we are also a Licensed Travel Vaccination Centre.  Our clinic is an association of independent General Practitioners who consult from two suites within the same building at 195 Whitehorse Road.  Patients are welcome to see our GPs at any of:

Suite 5—Blackburn Clinic              and

Suite 2– Blackburn Specialist Centre      and

Suite 8 – Blackburn Clinic Carson Suite.

Our services, fees, policies and procedures apply to all sites. All sites have secure access to our patient clinical data and share the same system for patient appointments.

Please see the Our Doctors page for the details of which GPs consult at each Suite.

All GPs consult at Blackburn Clinic as part of the after-hours roster when the Blackburn Specialist Centre and the Carson Suite are closed.

We are committed to providing the highest level of medical care for all patients, of varying ages and needs.

Our clinic is affiliated as a teaching practice with Monash University and the University of Melbourne, and is an accredited training practice with the Royal Australian College of General Practice.  We take Registrars from the Eastern Victoria GP Training Provider -we train qualified Doctors to become excellent GPs!


Providing exceptional healthcare to our community.


To be the premier provider of healthcare to our local community and beyond by caring for the whole person for their entire life.


Commitment to exceptional patient care;

Compassion for the concerns of our patients;

Teamwork in delivering our services;

Security of employment ensured by our success;

Integrity underpinning all of our decisions;

Education our doctors, staff and students; and

Inspiring them to achieve their goals.


Blackburn Clinic & the GPs at Blackburn Specialist Centre are fully accredited practice with Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited, the body set up by the Government and the profession to foster high standards of general practice. Patient medical records could be confidentially reviewed as part of our accreditation process by AGPAL surveyors.

The Carson Suite is registered for accreditation and will be assessed in 2022.


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In 2022 we celebrated 70 years of excellence in General Practice.

It is fitting that in March 2022 we opened the Carson Suite, which is situated on the section of land at 195 Whitehorse Road that held Neil Carson’s house. He consulted from his house when he founded the practice in 1952.