All Commonwealth-subsidised aged care services are required to comply with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s Quality standards. The Quality standards focus on outcomes for consumers and reflect the level of care and services the community can expect from organisations that provide Commonwealth-subsidised aged care services.
Standard 8. Organisational governance is of particular importance to GPs because it focuses on organisational governance for the delivery of safe and quality care and services within RACFs.
Recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final report highlight the importance of GPs being at the centre of planning for ageing and aged care. All bodies that provide advice on or oversee clinical governance, such as aged care advisory and workforce councils, should include a GP representative to ensure a focus on health and wellbeing needs, the value of general practice care and the prioritisation of integrated, comprehensive, coordinated and continuous care.1