When practices partner with AGPAL for accreditation, they become part of a quality improvement community as AGPAL is a profession led organisation.
To ensure AGPAL practices can be guaranteed that they will receive the highest standard for professional accreditation service and support, be kept up-to-date with accurate and timely industry information and ethical decisions will be made in accordance with best practice, AGPAL is proud to be governed by 10 member organisations.
This governance structure allows AGPAL to work in partnership with each of the 10 member organisations deliver more value, and benefits to practices across Australia.
Our member organisations include:
Australian Association of General Practitioners (AAGP)
The Australian Association of General Practice ( AAGP). is an Independent organisation which was founded and led by GPs, formed many years ago has been revitalized in these challenging times.
Our new organisation is here to represent GPs, support General Practice in practical ways and advocate at an Australian Government level directly and in representative positions on influential committees.
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation and represents urban and rural general practitioners. We represent more than 30,000 members working in or towards a career in general practice.
The RACGP’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of all people in Australia by supporting GPs, general practice registrars and medical students through its principal activities of education, training and research and by assessing doctors’ skills and knowledge, supplying ongoing professional development activities, developing resources and guidelines, helping GPs with issues that affect their practice, and developing standards that general practices use to ensure high quality healthcare.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is the peak membership organisation representing the registered medical practitioners and medical students of Australia. The AMA represents doctors from across the medical profession – GPs, specialists, Doctors in Training, medical students, internationally trained doctors, researchers and academics – from all States and Territories. The AMA promotes and protects the professional interests of doctors and the healthcare needs of patients and communities.
Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM)
Founded and formally registered in 1979, AAPM is a non-profit, national peak association recognised as the professional body dedicated to supporting effective Practice Management in the healthcare profession.
AAPM members are employed in all areas of healthcare including general practice, allied health, dental, medical specialties, physiotherapy and podiatry. AAPM represents practice managers, business managers, service managers, CEOs and principals – the key-decision makers in a practice.
Consumer Health Forum is the peak organisation providing leadership in representing the interests of Australian healthcare consumers. We work to achieve safe, good quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by the best health information and systems the country can afford.
Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care. APNA champions the role of primary health care nurses; to advance professional recognition, ensure workforce sustainability, nurture leadership in health, and optimise the role of nurses in patient-centred care.
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for setting professional medical standards for training, assessment, certification and continuing professional development in the specialty of general practice.
The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) is a national body representing the interests of rural medical practitioners and the communities they serve. Our vision is for excellent medical care for rural and remote communities right across Australia.
We are committed to building and maintaining a workforce of highly skilled and motivated rural medical practitioners. This requires adequate training and proper incentives, remuneration and support (both professional and personal).
RDAA comprises the Rural Doctors Associations (RDA) of each state. We also have a Northern Territory Chapter. RDA members are typically drawn from small rural towns and remote areas.
National Association of Medical Deputising Services (NAMDS)
NAMDS is the peak body representing after-hours medical deputising services in Australia and seeks to facilitate and encourage high standards of after-hours primary medical care.
NAMDS develops and negotiates definitions and standards for medical deputising in Australia with Government, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and accreditation bodies to the betterment of patients, subscribing GPs and members.