data-driven quality improvement

in General Practice and Aboriginal Medical Services around Australia


The PenCS Awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge the continuous hard work and achievements of primary health care in Australia.

The PenCS Awards recognise excellence in data-driven quality improvement in General Practice and Aboriginal Medical Services, across Australia, by using health informatics.

This event was created to align with our PenCS guiding principles, which advocate that a high-performing health system should endeavour to achieve the objectives of the quintuple aim:

1. Improve individual’s experience of healthcare;

2. Improve population health;

3. Reduce per capita cost of healthcare delivery;

4. Improve professional experience of delivering care; and

5. Advance health equity.

Research shows that data-driven improvement is a foundation building block for high performing primary care that guides clinical excellence and improves patient outcomes.

View 2023 PenCS Award Categories below.

Congratulations to the 2023 winners of the Pen CS awards

Closing the Gap

Winner: Gunyah of Wellness

Quality Improvement Initiative of the Year

Winner: Alpha Medical Centre

Data-driven Clinical Excellence

Winner: Sunraysia Medical Centre

Patient-centred Care

Winner: Growlife Medical

Data Quality

Winner: Silky Oaks Medical Practice

Research in General Practice

Winner: Our Medical Home Crows Nest

Sustainable Business Award

Winner: Rosedale Medical Practice

Digital Innovation

Winner: Dr Janice Tan