Open - National General Practice Accreditation Scheme Accrediting Agencies Approval Process

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is accepting applications from organisations seeking to be an approved accrediting agency under the National General Practice Accreditation (NGPA) Scheme. Approval status commences on 1 January 2020.

Approval process 

The Commission in collaboration with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) developed the NGPA Scheme. The NGPA Scheme supports the consistent assessment of Australian general practices against the RACGP Standards for general practices. 

The process to approve accrediting agencies to assess general practices from 1 January 2020 to the RACGP Standards for general practices is now open.

Organisations wishing to make an application should download the Application Kit, its attachments and read the application instructions at Part A of the Application Form. 

Organisations submitting an application for the first time are encouraged to contact the Commission’s Advice Centre on 1800 304 056 to discuss their intention to apply and preparation of their application.

Applications are assessed by a panel of industry stakeholders that may include representatives from the RACGP, the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association and the Australian Association of Practice Management. 

The closing date for applications is close of business Friday 11 October 2019. 

Application Kit