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Quality improvement

The PHN's quality improvement program supports general practices in the region.

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Get support

Your Primary Care Liaison Officer can support you in developing and completing quality improvement activities such as:

  • health data reports
  • data cleansing activities
  • quality improvement workbooks and activity sheets
  • the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) method
  • clinical audits.

Contact your Primary Care Liaison Officer for more information.

Enhanced Quality in Practice (EQiP)

EQiP is a practice led program designed to provide support at all stages of the quality improvement journey.

Brisbane North PHN Primary Care Liaison Officers will guide practices in the design and implementation of meaningful quality improvement activities.

Download our resources to find out more.

Our health data project

The PHN works with general practices to improve the quality of their patient data. This enhances outcomes for the practice and patients but also informs the PHN’s population health planning.

We can help practices review their data and identify patients with chronic conditions to ensure they receive the best possible care.

For more information about participating in the Brisbane North PHN health data project, contact your Primary Care Liaison Officer or phone 07 3630 7300.

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Find out more about PIP QI

The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive is a payment to general practices that participate in quality improvement to improve patient outcomes and
deliver best practice care.

Read our PIP QI fact sheet and download the ten PIP QI measures.

Out of Home Care project

The ‘Strengthening health assessment response for children and young people in care’, known locally as the ‘Out of Home Care Project’, has been initiated by the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairsin partnership with PHNs across Queensland.

Brisbane North PHN supports this project in the Caboolture and Morayfield Child Safety Service Centre regions, which aims to improve both the child safety and health sector responses to the needs of young people in care.

This includes improving the access, timeliness and quality of health assessments for children entering care, as well as improving general practice and specialist staff knowledge about working with children in care.

Future work will focus on the development of a localised health assessment pathway for children in care and promoting the Children and Young People in Care page published in HealthPathways.

For more information call 07 3630 7340 or email michele.hayes@brisbanenorthphn.org.au.


This quality improvement guide is designed to support practices to keep their most vulnerable patients well and reduce their likelihood of adverse outcomes. Click through below to download this resource.