To describe the requirements for accrediting agencies to notify the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and relevant state and territory health care complaints bodies of significant risks of patient harm that pose an ongoing risk to public health and safety that are identified during the assessment of general practices.
Advisory GP22/01: Implementing the updated Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices (5th edition)
To clarify requirements for general practices following the update to the RACGP Standards for general practices (5th edition).
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.
To standardise requirements for assessment of general practices that physically relocate premises during an accreditation cycle.
The intent of this advisory is to standardise processes across accrediting agencies for liaising with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) regarding applications for an extension of a general practice’s accreditation.
To clarify for approved accrediting agencies and general practices the responsibilities and processes to be adhered to when a general practice transfers between accrediting agencies during its current accreditation cycle.
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) administers the National General Practice Accreditation (NGPA) Scheme, which supports the consistent assessment of Australian general practices against the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices.