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Accreditation in General Practice 

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) provides the Standards for General Practice. General Practices can obtain accreditation from an idependant accreditation agency such as AGPAL & GPA Accreditation Plus. The RACGP Standards are used by these agencies to provide the practice with accreditation.

If you would like to gain accreditation for your practice the first step is to choose an accreditation agency. We have included the details of these agencies below. 
The agency will be able to talk you through the process and help you by providing support and explain what is required.  The process normally takes 12-18 months.  Accreditation is a requirement to be eligible for the Australian Government Practice Incentives Program (PIP).
 



The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, in collaboration with the RACGP, developed the National General Practice Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme), which commenced on 1 January 2017. The Scheme aims to:
  • provide greater choice for practices seeking accreditation
  • improve support programs for implementation of accreditation
  • provide practices with access to national data on accreditation performance and enable benchmarking.
  • Under the Scheme, general practices seeking accreditation must be assessed by an approved accreditation agency.

From 1 July 2017, practices undergoing accreditation will need to ensure they use one of the approved accreditation agencies. Further information on the Scheme is available at www.safetyandquality.gov.au/our-work/general-practice-accreditation/#The-National-General-Practice-Accreditation-Scheme.

The RACGP released the fifth edition of the RACGP Standards for general practices  in October 2017. Practices will still be able to use either the fourth or fifth edition Standards up to October 2018. From November 2018, all practices undergoing accreditation will be assessed against the fifth edition Standards. 
 

 

AGPAL Group of Companies
Level 1, 20 Railway Terrace, Milton QLD 4064
P: 1300 362 111
F: 1300 362 110
E: info@agpal.com.au
W: www.agpal.com.au



 
Quality Practice Accreditation Pty Ltd
136 Mount Street Gundagai NSW 2722​
PO Box 83, Gundagai, NSW 2722
P: 02 6944 4042 or 1800 188 088
Fax: 03 8888 9988
E: info@gpa.net.au
W: www.gpa.net.au


Global Mark Pty Ltd

Suite 4.07 32 Delhi Road North Ryde NSW 2113
P: 1300 766 509 or 02 9886 0222
E: Health@Global-Mark.com.au
W: www.global-mark.com.au






The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards

5 Macarthur Street Ultimo NSW 2007
P:02 9281 9955
E: achs@achs.org.au
W: www.achs.org.au

 

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