A clinical audit is a planned medical education activity designed to help GPs systematically review aspects of their own clinical performance against defined best practice guidelines. A clinical audit has two main components: 

  • an evaluation of the care that an individual GP provides
  • a quality improvement process.


This clinical audit will guide you to reflect on your patient management prior to and after increasing your clinical knowledge and application of aesthetic medicine principles and treatment options. Your practice should be better after the learning than it was before the learning. Completing the clinical audit will build your confidence in your ability to better manage patients with aesthetic conditions requiring clinical intervention. 

Every year, in Australia skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers. Between 95 and 99% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun. GPs have over 1 million patient consultations per year for skin cancer. The incidence of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world, two to three times the rates in Canada, the US and the UK. Every year, doctors remove around 720,000 lesions from the skins of Australians because they are suspected skin cancers. 

This clinical audit will guide you to reflect on your patient management prior to and after increasing your clinical knowledge and application of general dermatology principles and treatment options. Your practice should be better after the learning than it was before the learning. Completing the clinical audit will build your confidence in your ability to better manage patients with general dermatology conditions requiring clinical intervention. 

This clinical audit will guide you to reflect on your patient management prior to and after increasing your clinical knowledge and application of dermoscopy principles and treatment options. Your practice should be better after the learning than it was before the learning. Completing the clinical audit will build your confidence in your ability to better manage patients with dermoscopy conditions requiring clinical intervention. 

This clinical audit will guide you to reflect on your patient management prior to and after increasing your clinical knowledge and application of skin cancer medicine principles and treatment options. Your practice should be better after the learning than it was before the learning. Completing the clinical audit will build your confidence in your ability to better manage patients with skin cancer medicine conditions requiring clinical intervention. 

To identify patients with scalp psoriasis who will benefit long term from a management plan that provides the most efficacious and well tolerated treatment options.

This clinical audit is designed to take 6 hours to complete. It does not need to be completed in one sitting. You can stop at any time, and progress will be saved.

Atrial fibrillation is a common condition encountered in general practice. The prevalence of atrial fibrillation in people aged over 55 years is 5.4%, increasing to over 18% in those aged over 85 (MJA 2015; 202 (1):32). Management of atrial fibrillation involves four key steps: 1) Determining whether there is an underlying cause of atrial fibrillation that can be treated 2) Determining whether the patient would benefit from rate control, rhythm control or both 3) Stroke prevention and 4) Patient education. The focus of this clinical audit is on Stroke prevention.

Osteoporosis is a common condition encountered in general practice. In Australia, it is estimated that approximately 72% of women and 62% of men aged over 50 years will have osteopaenia or osteoporosis by 2022. Osteoporosis costs are estimated to be over $7 billion per year in Australia. 

The identification and management of osteoporosis is about fracture prevention. It is easiest to divide this into primary prevention (reducing the risk of a first fragility fracture in those who are susceptible), and secondary prevention (reducing the risk of further fragility fractures in those who have already sustained one or more of them). 

The focus of this clinical audit is primary prevention. 

In Australia, on April 4th 2018, Pre-exposure Propylaxis (PrEP) became listed on the PBS. This policy shift has been described as a game changer in terms of HIV elimination, and forms a key plank of the government’s strategy to eliminate HIV transmission by 2020. All GPs are able to prescribe PrEP and, as such we will have a key role to play in this strategy.