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Cancer Screening CQI education events

Published 10 December 2021

Funded by Queensland Health and delivered by Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN), the Cancer Screening Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program was designed to support healthcare professionals in increasing participation in the National Cancer Screening Program.


Last month, NQPHN hosted the final Cancer Screening CQI program events for 2021 in Mackay and Townsville. Mackay’s event welcomed 28 healthcare professionals, who learnt about skin cancer checks from Specialist Dermatologist Dr Jim Muir. Dr Muir’s presentation highlighted the benefits of skin cancer checks, identifying an ‘acute rash’, and the benefits of same day procedures in skin disease. Townsville’s event welcomed Specialist Dermatologist Dr Robert Miller, who presented to the 24 attending healthcare professionals. Dr Miller’s key points focused on the importance of melanoma screening, risk factors for melanoma, and diagnostic methods for melanoma screening. Cancer Council Queensland’s Cancer Support Coordinator Anthea Skinner presented at both events, discussing the services and supports available to healthcare professionals and patients. NQPHN will host an event in Cairns in early 2022.

Last updated: 16 February 2022