Standards for Garrison Health Facilities in the Australian Defence Force
The Standards for Garrison Health Facilities in the Australian Defence Force is based on the RACGP Standards for general practices (4th edition). The RACGP and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) worked in collaboration to produce this set of Standards which will provide a robust template for safe, high quality care in the ADF.
The primary function of a Garrison Health Facility is to provide health services to entitled ADF personnel. Secondary functions include training of ADF medical personnel and providing operational health support to the ADF.
The type of health support provided by Garrison Health Facilities differs from that offered in a standard non-Defence general practice. Garrison Health Facilities provide a wider scope of practice applied to a narrower patient distribution. The practice scope includes primary care, preventative health programs health surveillance, occupational medicine, public health medicine and pre- and post- operational health support.
These Standards relate to the general practice component of Garrison Health Facilities.