Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) general practices are invited to participate in a Diabetes and Obesity Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) intervention. This intervention is part of NQPHN’s commitment to improving both obesity and diabetes management, and health outcomes in the Mackay community. Local data has identified obesity and diabetes as significant issues for general practice patients in the Mackay region. Rates across the region for diabetes are higher than the national average and data also highlights coding and recording of suggested risk factors and indicators are not meeting recommended levels.

The objective of the General Practice Diabetes and Obesity CQI Program is to work collectively with general practices across the Mackay, Whitsunday, and Isaac regions to improve health screening, health promotion, and early intervention activities in general practice to enhance chronic disease screening and management.

As part of the general practice Diabetes and Obesity CQI Intervention, participating practices will be:

  • provided with and supported to use the Pen CS Clinical Audit Tool CAT4 to collect baseline practice data for analysis
  • supported by your dedicated NQPHN team member to provide guidance and expert advice on data quality and quality improvement activities
  • given monthly data reports • given resources to assist with intervention
  • provided with education opportunities.

Available patient  management programs:

Win an iPad!

Participating practices who show improvement in the recording of patient’s physical activity status, or other risk factors and indicators, will go in a draw to win an iPad.

For further information and to register your interest, contact:

Emma Pullen  p: 0455 040 017  e:

Sharon Ashman  p: 0439 794 660  e:

To download the official documents please use the links below:

Diabetes and obesity CQI welcome letter

GP Diabetes and Obesity CQI Intervention

PEN CS has created the following recipes to enable practices to identify patients of interest for the CQI program and to enable practice to measure the progress they are making with the CQI Program goals.