Update on the development of the 5th edition RACGP Standards for general practices
The RACGP is finalising the RACGP Standards for general practices (5th edition) (the Standards) and seeking ISQua (International Society for Quality in Healthcare) accreditation for the Standards. ISQua are an internationally recognised accreditation and standards setting agency
Three separate consultation phases were conducted during the Standards development. During the three consultation phases, which included two pilot testing processes and a targeted in-depth review with general practices, RACGP received feedback from over 135 stakeholders and over 1000 separate items for consideration across the Standards, the Patient Feedback and the Resource Guides.
The RACGP would like to thank all stakeholders who have provided detailed and valuable feedback during all the consultation phases and pilot projects, to inform the Standards.
The Standards will be launched at the RACGP annual conference, GP17 in Sydney from 26 October 2017 - 28 October 2017.
Following the launch of the 5th edition Standards in October 2017 practices will have the option of being accredited under the 4th edition Standards or the 5th edition Standards until October 2018. From 1 November 2018, all general practices will be assessed and accredited against the 5th edition Standards.