The National General Practice Accreditation Scheme
The Commission administers the NGPA Scheme, which supports the consistent assessment of Australian general practices against the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices and the RACGP Standards for point-of-care testing.
- General practice accreditation
Accreditation requirements, rules, and policies
- Requests for approval
Applications for extensions and appeals
- Advisories and resources
Developed for general practices and accrediting agencies to provide further direction on assessments
- COVID-19 related updates and FAQs
Information for general practices and accrediting agencies regarding COVID-19 and accreditation
- Approved accrediting agencies
Current list of approved accrediting agencies under the NGPA Scheme
- Assessment outcomes data and lessons learnt
Summary of general practice assessment data and commentary on current issues
- Information for accrediting agencies
Outlines information for organisations seeking approval as an accrediting agency under the NGPA Scheme
- Contact us and providing feedback
Information on how to submit your questions and feedback
About the NGPA Scheme
The Commission in collaboration with the RACGP developed the NGPA Scheme, which commenced on 1 January 2017. The NGPA Scheme supports the accreditation of Australian general practices to the RACGP Standards for general practices and the RACGP Standards for point-of-care testing (as of November 2021).
In 2021, the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care (the Department) commissioned an independent review of general practice accreditation arrangements, including the NGPA Scheme. The purpose of the consultation was to seek stakeholder feedback on the strengths and limitations of general practice accreditation and its intersection with educational accreditation.
For further information on the review, or to access the final report, visit Australian Government Department of Health Consultation Hub.
You can also provide feedback directly to the Commission on your recent assessment via the post-assessment survey for general practices assessed under NGPA Scheme.
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For more information or questions about the RACGP Standards for general practices or the RACGP Standards for point-of-care testing, please contact the RACGP on 1800 472 247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 22 August 2023