Surgical Skin Audit

The Western Diagnostic Pathology Surgical Skin Audit has been created for GPs with an interest in skin pathology as well as those who refer histology to Western Diagnostic Pathology. 

Audit Features

The audit allows doctors to conduct a systematic review of their clinical practice: 

  • Assessing identification processes, detection rates, and diagnostic and histological accuracy and treatment rates overall in the practice setting. 

Doctors state-wide can assess their practice and detection of histological and provisional diagnosis, against peers in a confidential setting via graphical and statistical information generated from all registered participants. This information can then be used to further inform and improve surgical practice with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of care for patients.

Some features and data included in the report are histological and provisional diagnosis, number of new and previously biopsied specimens in audit, diagnostic accuracy for lesion types, definitive management and number of procedures performed, and margin clearance.

All Doctors will receive their report on a monthly basis and at the finalisation of their audit. 

To register for the Surgical Skin Audit, please complete the audit registration form

Education Points

Eligible GPs with a current RACGP QI&CPD number may attain 40 Category 1 points by participating in the Western Diagnostic Pathology Surgical Skin Audit. 

Western Diagnostic Pathology has been approved by ACRRM for 30 PRPD Points.

For more information regarding Procedural Grant allocation, visit ACRRM (Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine).