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Advisories and resources for the NGPA Scheme

Resources and advisories have been developed to assist general practices and accrediting agencies adhere to the requirements of the National General Practice Accreditation (NGPA) Scheme.


An Advisory is formal communication issued by the Commission to accrediting agencies and general practices. Advisories provide guidance and direction on assessments under the NGPA Scheme. Advisories will usually be issued when the Commission identifies that additional support is required to assist with the consistent implementation or assessment of a specific action or topic. An advisory may also be issued where the implementation of an action requires a stepwise process with long implementation timeframes.

24 October 2023 | NGPA Scheme

To clarify the requirements for general practices to be accredited to the RACGP Standards for point-of-care testing (5th edition) outlined by the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) and the RACGP.

5 September 2023 | NGPA Scheme

To describe the requirements for accrediting agencies to notify the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) of significant and ongoing risks of patient harm identified during the assessment of general practices.

Rescinded advisory

  • Advisory GP23/01: Implementing the updated Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices (5th edition)
  • Advisory GP22/01: Implementing the updated Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices (5th edition)
  • Advisory GP18/01: Extensions to accreditation

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