QI activities

Increase alcohol recording in your practice

About this activity

Use the QI template below to better record patients’ alcohol status and meet the requirements for the PIP QI Incentive.

Increase the percentage of patients over 15 who have had an alcohol status recorded in the past 12 months.
Pen CAT4 measure: Percentage of patients with an alcohol status recorded.
Improvement ideas
  • Address your improvement target at a clinical meeting and demonstrate how to complete the AUDIT-C assessment in your clinical software.
  • Conduct a targeted blitz to ask all patients in a specified age range (such as 15–25 or 26–35 years, changing the age each week).
  • Use social media and posters to tell your patients that you will be focusing on alcohol consumption during this month.
  • Install Topbar at your practice to alert you when a patient’s alcohol status is missing or due for updating.

Download the QI template below for more improvement ideas.

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QI Activity Template – PIP QI Measure 7 Increase alcohol status recording  (638 KB)

Related videos

Introduction to PEN CS webinar (held on 13 July 2021)

PIP QI information session (held on 8 August 2019)