Critical incidents and adverse events reporting


Critical incident and other significant adverse event reporting is a requirement for all accredited training sites and supervisors. 
 

 

Critical incidents and adverse events reporting


Critical incident and other significant adverse event reporting is a requirement for all accredited training sites and supervisors. 
 

 

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Critical incident and adverse event reporting

Critical incidents, adverse events and near misses are reviewed, managed, and minimised through existing general practice risk management processes. These processes are required for compliance with the RACGP Standards for general practices (5th edition).  

When these events occur at an accredited training site, involve a registrar, or impact on their training, the Accreditation Standards: Guide to Implementation for Training Sites and Supervisors requires these events be reported to the RACGP. Reporting enables appropriate supports provides national oversight of issues impacting registrar, addresses adverse outcomes, prevents harm and improves training quality.  

Critical incident and other significant adverse event reporting is a requirement for all accredited training sites and supervisors. This includes AGPT and Fellowship Support Program (FSP) and those registrars training with the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS).  

Registrars are also required to report incidents and events as soon as practical. 

The privacy of those reporting incidents is protected, and details entered will only be accessible to agreed RACGP personnel. All incident data utilised for quality improvement purposes is de-identified.  

The critical incident and adverse event management guidance document provides direction for managing events involving a registrar and guidelines for reporting. RVTS training sites and registrars please refer to information below. 

Training sites and supervisors will: 

  • include risk management processes in orientation for a new registrar placed at the training site 
  • on becoming aware of a situation, manage appropriately to support the safety of the registrar and patient 
  • discuss the critical incident, adverse event, or significant patient complaint with the RACGP, including outlining the steps undertaken by the training site after becoming aware of the information 
  • complete the report via the appropriate portal or complete the form (Word or PDF) and send the completed report to criticalincidents@racgp.org.au 

For further information regarding critical incident and adverse event reporting, please speak to your training coordinator or contact the RACGP at criticalincidents@racgp.org.au 

Critical incident and adverse event management and reporting guidance document 

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Access training program critical incident and adverse event report form

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How to report a Remote Vocation Training Scheme (RVTS) critical incident or adverse event

Please advise Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) directly of any critical incident or adverse events. Critical Incident, adverse event and serious issues policy and procedure  are available available on the RVTS website.  

RVTS will notify the RACGP of both the incident or event, and actions taken to manage the incident, reduce further risks and support those involved as per the RACGP RVTS Critical incident and Adverse Event reporting guidance document.  
 
To report an event, please complete and submit the RVTS critical incident and adverse event report form. 
 

Critical incident and adverse event report form

Critical incident and Adverse Event reporting guidance document

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General Practitioner Training Support Line:
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