Standards for general practices


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Last revised: 24 Feb 2023


The information set out in this publication is current at the date of first publication and is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. Nor is this publication exhaustive of the subject matter. Persons implementing any recommendations contained in this publication must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Compliance with any recommendations cannot of itself guarantee discharge of the duty of care owed to patients and others coming into contact with the health professional and the premises from which the health professional operates.

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Recommended citation

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Standards for general practices. 5th edn.  East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2020.

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Published July 2017; updated December 2018, November 2019, March 2020, July 2020, April 2021, May 2021, November 2021, January 2022, February 2022, February 2023

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