CPD Education & Events

Surgical Skin Audit

Please note: Registrations for this audit are now closed for the 2017 - 2019 Triennium.

The QML Pathology Surgical Skin Audit has been created for doctors and specialists who have an interest in skin pathology and refer histology to QML Pathology.



The audit enables doctors to conduct a review of their clinical technique; assessing identification and diagnostic accuracy, detection rates and histological performance in the practice setting.


Doctors can compare their diagnostic accuracy and margin clearance against the other audit participants in a confidential setting via graphical and statistical information. 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, diagnostic accuracy for lesion types, definitive management, number of procedures performed and margin clearance.


All Doctors will receive a monthly report (for months during which specimens have been submitted).


Please note - Doctors must use the dedicated green Surgical Skin Audit Request Forms and complete the reverse side with their provisional diagnosis, in order for their specimens to count toward the audit totals.



Eligible General Practitioners may attain the following:

RACGP QI&CPD: 40 Category 1 QI points.

ACRRM: 30 PRPD Points. Further information regarding Procedural Grant allocation can be obtained from ACRRM (Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine).


After participants appropriately complete all the required elements of the audit including the audit evaluation, the QML Pathology Education Team will upload successful doctors to RACGP/ACRRM for approval. Once approved by the respective colleges, doctors will receive a certificate of completion for their reference.



QML Pathology has developed a range of educational brochures for doctors and their patients providing information about each of the tests used in diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes.

To view or download these documents, please view the Dr Publications section of this page.



Please speak with your local Medical Liaison Officer (MLO), or the QML Pathology CPD Education Team on (07) 3121 4531 or email education@qml.com.au.