Accreditation is an integral part of good general practice in Australia. General practices that achieve accreditation meet a set of nationally recognised standards that focus on health care quality and patient safety. Accreditation is a voluntary process – many patients are surprised to learn this. Accreditation involves an independent third party, assessment by AGPAL of how a practice operates.
AGPAL accreditation helps you to know your doctor and practice team are committed to delivering high quality health care in a safe environment.
This means your practice team:
- can clearly identify who you are
- educate you about your health needs
- protects your privacy
- appropriately maintain your health records by clinical team members
- stay informed about current quality health care
- continuously look at ways to improve, and
- is committed to your health care.
The RACGP Standards covers a range of areas including:
- practice services
- right and need of patients
- safety, quality improvement and education
- practice management, and
- physical factors of the general practice
Look for the AGPAL Accredited General Practice Symbol when you next visit your local practice. A practice that has the AGPAL Symbol is committed to delivering better health care for you, your family and the community