Welcome to the AGPAL Standards News page, your go-to source for the latest updates and changes to the RACGP Standards for General Practices 5th Edition. Stay informed with concise and timely news about new guidelines, amendments, and best practices to ensure your practice meets the highest standards of care.

Advisory GP23/03: Standardised repeat assessment of general practices

05 June 2024

Starting from 1 January 2024, the Commission introduced a standardised framework for repeat assessments of general practices under the National General Practice Accreditation (NGPA) Scheme, as detailed in Advisory GP23/03. This change ensures a uniform approach across all accrediting agencies, addressing previous inconsistencies in the criteria for repeat assessments.   General practices that undergo their…


RACGP Standards Update: Small change to the wording of a ‘must’ at GP2.2E

13 May 2024

The RACGP has issued notice of a small change in the wording of one of the ‘musts’ included at GP2.2►E: High-risk (seriously abnormal and life-threatening) results identified outside normal opening hours are managed by our practice. In recognition of the difficulty for GPs to be available at all hours, they have expanded the second ‘must’…


Updated general practice definition for the purpose of accreditation against the RACGP Standards for general practices (5th edition)

04 April 2024

The RACGP has updated its definition of a general practice for the purpose of accreditation against the RACGP Standards for general practices (5th edition) (the Standards).


RACGP Standards Update: Interpretation Advice GP5.2A

25 March 2024

Following recent inquiries about the application and interpretation of the assessment of GP5.2A in relation to an ECG, after seeking advice from the RACGP, please be advised of the following: The decision to require accredited general practices to have an electrocardiograph (ECG), rather than just timely access to one, was based on patient care being…