Incentivised opportunities for GPs available: Express your interest in our 'Healthy Habits' pilot project

Last updated 11 April 2024
Incentivised opportunities for GPs available: Express your interest in our 'Healthy Habits' pilot project

About the program

Our upcoming Healthy Habits: Prevention Clinic Pilot Project is open for expressions of interest from general practices.

The project aims to:

  1. establish prevention clinics within general practices in eligible locations to provide at-risk patients with preventative measures against chronic diseases

  2. collect data to assess the impact of prevention clinics and the Healthy Habits app on reducing chronic disease risk and enhancing health outcomes for identified patients.

An overview of the project requirements and available support is summarised in the following table:

Practice requirements Support offered by Brisbane South PHN
• practice location must be in Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) quintile 1 or 2 • one-on-one support provided to practice by Health Promotion Support Officer for the duration of the project
• review or establish a health prevention clinic within the general practice • general support, guidance and advice to assist practice to complete project
• increase understanding of and utilise the Healthy Habits platform • clinical training provided by GP Clinical Advisor and Practice Nurse Support Coordinator
• identify a team member from the practice to lead the project • access to PIP QI 10 measures dashboard
• identify eligible patients, based on risk of developing a chronic disease • assistance identifying eligible patient population
• participate in education and training • GPs participating in the project may be eligible for CPD hours.
• complete monthly reports
• dedicate 3 to 4 hours per month to the project
• complete 1 Model for Improvement/Plan Do Study Act cycle
• complete a case study.

Incentives are available

Incentive payments of $2,000 are available per practice. The incentive payments will be split into 2 instalments: the first instalment is made at the commencement of the project, and the final instalment is made upon completion of the project.

Quality improvement (QI) activities are embedded as a cohesive part of this program. QI activities contribute towards your:

  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements
  • Practice Improvement Payment for Quality Improvement (PIP QI)
  • accreditation requirements.

How can I participate in the program?

Submit your expression of interest online.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 3 May 2024.

More information about the program

From August 2023 to March 2024, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Brisbane South PHN jointly ran the Healthy Habits Beacon Practices Project. A key finding from the project was the need for a focus on prevention, particularly in specific geographical areas where, statistically, we see more instances of preventable chronic disease.

One of the responses to this finding is the creation of the current Healthy Habits Prevention Clinic Pilot Project.

More helpful information on Healthy Habits is available on RACGP's website:

More information about quality improvement

Brisbane South PHN believe in the value of continuous quality improvement and enhancing patient safety and health outcomes in primary care. We recognise this as an important area for continued partnership with general practice.

Brisbane South PHN can assist in supporting and coordinating QI activities for your practice. Contact our QI team on 38647540 or email