James Cook University has presented Kirwan Family Practice an award for Outstanding Teaching in General Practice 2015


Kirwan Family Practice is accreditated for the teaching of James Cook University Medical students. If a medical student is sitting in with your doctor during your consultation session, the reception will inform you and your doctor will ask for your consent. Your confidentiallity is respected by our doctors and staff. All of our medical students sign a confidentiallity agreement.

Also in 2013 North Queensland Primary Health Network (formerly known as, Townsville Mackay Medicare Local) awarded the practice with a certificate of excellence for Chronic Disease Management


Primary Health Network Programs 

The following are current and past programs that the practice took part in:

- NBN Diabetes Project
- Closing the Gap
- Healthy Kids Check
- Program Townsville Local Collaborative ( data collection for district demographics) 
- Mental Health Collaborative Program 
- eHealth Collaborative 
- Australian Primary Care Collaborative 
- NPS Program