General practices are assessed for accreditation against the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for General Practices. 

Adhering to the RACGP Standards provides a template for quality care and risk management and provides a framework for the continuing development within a practice.

Benefits of Accreditation

  • Improve patient safety and overall health outcomes
  • Reduce risk in practice 
  • Improve practice efficiency 
  • Improve practice environment 
  • Access to financial incentives for general practice – PIPs & SIPs 
  • Practice actively engages members of the practice team in establishing quality systems and processes 
  • Can help to build a culture of quality within a general practice 
  • Helps to promote quality and safety in the services accredited practices provide

How to access accreditation support

For assistance and support with accreditation, contact Practice Support Team on (02) 6287 8099.

RACGP Links and Resources

Accreditation bodies

As at 1 January 2019 the following agencies are approved to assess general practices to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Standards for general practices:

AGPAL Group of Companies
Incorporating: Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) and Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP)
PO Box 2058
Milton BC QLD 4064
Phone: 1300 362 111
Email: info [at] agpal.com.au
Website: www.agpal.com.au

Quality Practice Accreditation Pty Ltd
136 Mount Street
Gundagai NSW 2722
Phone: 1800 188 088
Email: info [at] gpa.net.au
Website: www.gpa.net.au

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
5 Macarthur Street
Ultimo NSW 2007
Phone: 02 9281 9955
Email: achs [at] achs.org.au
Website: www.achs.org.au