QI activities

Increase smoking recording in your practice

About this activity

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

Increase the percentage of patients over 15 who have had a smoking status recorded in the past 12 months.
Pen CAT4 measure: Percentage of patients with a smoking status recorded.
Improvement ideas
  • Conduct a targeted blitz to ask a specific group of patients about their current smoking status.
  • Improving recording by talking to your staff to make sure everyone knows how to put the data in the correct area of the software and how to code the data correctly.
  • Review your new patient registration processes. Is smoking status collected on new patient registration forms?

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QI Activity Template – PIP QI Measure 2 Increase smoking recording  (638 KB)

Related videos

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

PIP QI information session (held on 8 August 2019)