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Standards for General Practices

Last updated 26 May 2023

About this committee

The RACGP Standards for general practices (the Standards) are a template for quality care and risk management in contemporary Australian general practices. Achieving independent accreditation against the Standards shows patients that a practice is serious about providing high quality, safe and effective care to standards of excellence determined by the general practice profession.

The RACGP Expert Committee – Standards for General Practices is established to:

  • develop and maintain standards and associated resources for general practices, including GP education practices, medical deputising services and other primary medical services,
  • ensure the standards reflect quality practice and are independent of government policies and initiatives,
  • monitor the development and application of relevant standards in Australia and overseas and oversee the RACGP’s role in the development and monitoring of standards in related areas,
  • establish a mechanism for standards interpretation with organisations that accredit against the RACGP Standards, and
  • ensure adequate communication about standards for general practices within the RACGP, its members, the medical profession and the Australian community.

Strategic directions

The RACGP has four strategic priorities. These are:

  • Deliver exceptional membership experiences and value
  • Advocate for quality, well-funded general practice to remain at the heart of effective Australian healthcare
  • Develop and implement a nation‑leading education framework for general practice
  • Strive for excellence in delivering world‑class services by reinforcing a strong, lean and effective RACGP that will always work for Australia’s GPs

The work of Committee members is in accordance with the following values:

  • The Standards are developed by the general practice profession for the general practice profession
  • The Standards are designed to be a template for safe, high quality healthcare
  • The Standards reflect accountable, patient centred care for individuals, families and communities
  • The Standards include all members of the general practice team
  • The Standards foster quality improvement initiatives

Current members of the REC-SGP


Dr Louise Acland – Chair

Dr Carl de Wet

Dr Trina Gregory

Ms Diane Walsh

Ms Jane Bollen

Ms Madeline Jammal

Dr Tim Senior

Dr Robert Menz

Dr Heather Knox

Dr Abhishek Verma

Dr John Houston



RACGP Expert Committee – Standards for General Practices

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

100 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, VIC 3002

 (03) 8699 0596