General Practice Accreditation Support

Accreditation for general practice is based on the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for General Practice. These standards are a tool for assessment and quality improvement in general practices and are used by accrediting agencies as part of the accreditation process.

Benefits of having your practice accredited

  • Increases practice efficiency, reduces risk, and provides the assurance that your practice is up-to-date with current trends and best practices
  • Improves staff morale through increased management efficiencies
  • Provides access to the Commonwealth’s Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and 20 RACGP category 2 CPD points
  • Improves patient services in terms of communication, patient management, preventive health and medical records
  • Improves safety for workers, patients and visitors
  • Development and/or upgrade of practice policies and procedures
  • Best practice guidelines on clinical and practice management, including reducing clinical risk.

How NQPHN supports your practice

  • Advice and support on meeting the RACGP standards
  • Template manuals for policies and procedures, computer security guidelines, triage processes, and recall and reminder system implementation (among other resources).

Accreditation bodies

There are four accreditation bodies for general practice.

AGPAL Group of Companies
Incorporating: Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) and
Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP)
PO Box 2058
Milton BC, QLD 4064
Ph: 1300 362 111
Fax: 1300 362 110
Email: info@agpal.com.au
Website: www.agpal.com.au

Global Mark Pty Ltd
Suite 4.07, 32 Delhi Road
North Ryde, NSW 2113
Phone: 1300 766 509
Phone:02 9886 0222
Email: Health@Global-Mark.com.au
Website: www.global-mark.com.au

Quality Practice Accreditation Pty Ltd
136 Mount Street
Gundagai, NSW 2722
Ph: 1800 188 088
Fax: 03 8888 9988
Email: info@gpa.net.au
Website: www.gpa.net.au

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
5 Macarthur Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007
Phone: (02) 9281 9955
Email: achs@achs.org.au
Website: www.achs.org.au

Accreditation resources

RACGP Standards for General Practices – general information

RACGP Standards for General Practices 5th edition

RACGP Standards for General Practices 4th edition