Standards for general practices

General practice module

Introduction to GP Standard 2

        1. Introduction to GP Standard 2

Last revised: 24 Feb 2023

GP Standard 2

Comprehensive care

Our practice provides comprehensive care to our patients.

Comprehensive care is the coordinated delivery of the total health care required or requested by a patient. The scope of clinical practice is challenging, spanning prevention, health promotion, early intervention for those at risk, and the management of acute, chronic and complex conditions within the practice population whether in the home, practice, health service, outreach clinic, hospital or community. Comprehensiveness ensures services are not limited by body system, disease process or service site.

This Standard includes criteria that relate to:

  • providing comprehensive care in a general practice context
  • the practice’s system for recalls and reminders
  • the coordination of care outside of the practice.