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4th Edition RACGP Standards for General Practices

Monday, 21 February 2011

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) launched the RACGP Standards for general practices 4th edition in October 2010, to keep general practices at the forefront of an effective and efficient Australian health care system.

 The RACGP has defined three phases of transition for practices registering for accreditation, and three phases of transition for practices renewing their accreditation. Email communications have been sent from AGPAL to advise practices which Standards edition they will be assess against.

The following two transition timetables have been developed to assist practices in determining which version of the Standards they should use when commencing self-assessment.

TRANSITION TIMETABLE 1 - for practices seeking to renew their accreditation.

Phase:

  1. Accreditation expiry date before 30 March 2012; Practices will be assessed against the 3rd edition Standards.
  2. Accreditation practice expiry date between 1 April 2012 - 31 July 2012; Practices may elect to be assessed against either the 3rd edition Standards or 4th edition Standards, subject to discussion with AGPAL.
  3. Accreditation practice expiry date on or after 1 August 2012; Practices must be assessed against the 4th edition Standards. The opportunity to be assessed against the 3rd edition Standards ceases from this date.

TRANSITION TIMETABLE 2 - for practices seeking to register for accreditation.

Phase:

  1. New practice registrations from 10 October 2010 to 30 June 2011; Practices will be assessed against the 3rd edition Standards.
  2. New practice registrations from 1 July 2011 to 31 October 2011; Practices may elect to be assessed against either the 3rd edition Standards or 4th edition Standards, subject to discussion with AGPAL.
  3. New practice registrations after 1 November 2011; Practices must be assessed against the 4th edition Standards. The opportunity to be assessed against the 3rd edition Standards concludes.

Practices will be supported throughout the accreditation process by a dedicated consultant and a range of other resources. AGPAL is currently training surveyors and updating evaluation systems and online resources to reflect the 4th edition Standards.

Contact
For more information about the transition from the 3rd to the 4th edition Standards please contact your dedicated Client Service Consultant on 1300 362 111.

 

 

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