General Practice Management Toolkit: Practice assessment
Not unlike the patients who visit for them for their healthcare needs, general practices are occasionally in need of a check-up. The Practice assessment module from the RACGP’s General practice management toolkit (the Toolkit) is designed to provide exactly that.
‘A practice assessment is a “health check” for a medical practice,’ Dr Neville Steer, key GP author of the Toolkit, told Good Practice. ‘A practice assessment, either performed by an external consultant or in-house, looks at how the practice works as a business.’ Practice assessment is the second module in the recently updated Toolkit and provides GPs and practice managers with information about assessing the practice’s capability, exceptional elements and position within the health sector, as well as helping to develop a practice vision for the future.