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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.

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.

Contact us

For questions and feedback on the NGPA Scheme please contact the Safety and Quality Advice Centre via or 1800 304 056.

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.

Complete the survey

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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

Last updated: 21 December 2022

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