Accreditation is the assessment of a general practice against the requirements outlined in the Standards of General Practice written and published by the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) 5th Edition Standards The Standards of General Practice are considered the benchmark for Australian practices.
General practices undertaking accreditation against the Standards must do so via an independent accreditation agency.
WVPHN practice facilitation team can support general practices in the WVPHN region to undertake accreditation, however, highly recommend general practices choose an accreditation agency that will be able to talk them through the process and explain what is required.
General practices should allow 12-18 months for the process of accreditation; however, it is an ongoing commitment without a start and finish date.
Western Victoria PHN resources:
Additional Accreditation information and resources:
- RACGP 5th Edition Standards
- RACGP Infection prevention and control standards (5th edition)
- RACGP Fact Sheets for Accreditation
- RACGP Managing emergencies and pandemics in general practice
- RACGP Sterilisation records suite. Order it from the RACGP
- RACGP schedule 8 medicines record books (practice and doctors bag size). Order it from the RACGP
- RACGP Patient feedback guide: Learning from our patients
- RACGP Computer security guidelines (3rd edition)
- RACGP 10 tips for safer healthcare (poster)
- RACGP Pandemic flu kit
- RACGP Privacy Resources
- RACGP General Practice: a safe place – tips & tools
- The Department of Health National Vaccine Storage Guidelines Strive for Five (Third edition)
- Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT)
- Poster General Practice Patient Charter (PDF 860 KB)
- Flyer General Practice Patient Charter (PDF 1.3 MB)
- General Practice Patient Charter: A guide for implementation (PDF 1.6 MB)