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181378 - National Skin Audit 2020

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
20 hours

The National Surgical Skin Audit has been designed to allow referring Doctors to reflect and review on all facets of their surgical practice technique. Doctors own data, in relation to their diagnostic accuracy, margin clearance of lesions, definitive management and statistical comparison of all participants will be presented in a data rich graphical report. This data can assist in improving diagnostic accuracy, surgical practice technique and ultimately help improve the quality of care for patients.

Relevance to General Practice

Approximately, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70, with >750,000 people treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers in Australia each year.
Non-melanoma skin cancer is more common in men, with almost double the incidence compared to women. In 2013, 12,744 new cases of skin melanoma were diagnosed in Australia (7,513 males and 5,232 females). In 2017, it is estimated this figure will increase to 13,941.
Melanoma of the skin was the 4th most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia in 2013. It is expected to remain 4th in 2017.
Every year, in Australia:
• Skin cancers account for around 80% newly diagnosed cancers
• Majority of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure
• GPs have >1 million patient consultations/yr for skin cancer
• The incidence of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world.

References available upon request

Learning outcomes
  • Assess current surgical practice by reviewing reports and supporting graphs .
  • Determine possible areas of improvement in lesion identification and diagnosis.
  • Analyse margin clearance of excised malignant lesions against peers and best practice guidelines.
  • Assess practice process for the review of patients regarding skin cancer checks.
  • Assess and compare doctor's own statistics against peers in a confidential setting.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Dermatology
    Partnering organisations

    ABBOTT Pathology, DOREVITCH Pathology, IQ Pathology, KOSSARD Dermatopathologists, LAVERTY Pathology, QML Pathology, TML Pathology, WESTERN Diagnostic Pathology.

    Activity sponsor


    181378 - National Skin Audit 2020
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    20 hours
    Start Date
    End Date
    CPD Points
    40 cpd
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