Accreditation in General Practice

General Practice Accreditation

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) provides the Standards for General Practice. General Practices can obtain accreditation from an independent accreditation agency. The RACGP Standards are used by these agencies to provide the practice with accreditation.

To gain access to accreditation for your practice the first step is to choose an accreditation agency.  The agency wil be able to assist the process and provide support for requirements. The process usually takes 12-18 months and Accreditation is a requirement to be eligable for the Australian Government Practice Incentives Program (PIP).

For more information please refer to the following links:

RACGP Standards for General Practices (5th Edition) In October 2017, the 5th Edition of the RACGP Standards was released. Pages 1-4 of the standards explain the key changes to the new standards and how they were developed.

General Practice Accreditation Scheme The National General Practice Accreditation Scheme supports the consistent assessment of Australian general practices against the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practice.