The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation and represents urban and rural general practitioners. We represent over 21 000 members working in or towards a career in general practice and are proud that in the 2011–2012 financial year over 19 300 GPs in Australia chose to be a member of the College.
The College's mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of all people in Australia by supporting GPs, general practice registrars and medical students through its principal activities of education, training and research and by assessing doctors' skills and knowledge, supplying ongoing professional development activities, developing resources and guidelines, helping GPs with issues that affect their practice, and developing standards that general practices use to ensure high quality healthcare.
The College has a proud history of achievements, including the development of the Standards for general practices and introducing continuing professional development. The College carries its activities within the following areas of strategic focus:
- Education and training for general practice
- Innovation and policy for general practice.
The RACGP Vision Statement and Strategic Business Model are used by College Council, College committees and College staff to ensure the clarity and currency of our strategic priorities in 2011 and beyond.