Surgical Skin Audit

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. 

Audit Features

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

Doctors state-wide 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). 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.


Doctors who would like to register for the Surgical Skin Audit or one of QML Pathology’s other audits can complete and submit the Audit registration form in the ‘Doctor Publications for Download’ section on this page.


Eligible general practitioners may attain the following after submitting 80 specimens on the dedicated green Surgical Skin Audit Request Forms:

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).   

Doctor Publications for download  

Atypical Pigmented Lesions

Audit Registration Form

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Benign Melanocytic Proliferations and Naevi

Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma Management Algorithm

Dermatoses in Everyday Practice

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Primary Cutaneous CD30+ Lymphoproliferative Disorders

Primary Cutaneous Lymphoma

Skin Biopsies and Excisions

Skin Biopsies: Technical Details

Skin Biopsy: The Essentials

Skin Cancer Awareness - Common Skin Lesions

Skin Pathology Collection Devices

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

What’s New in Skin Cancer Staging?