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Resources for the Standards for general practices (4th edition)

Fact sheets

Fact sheets that cover important issues relating to the RACGP Standards for General Practices (4th edition).

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After hours care (pdf 245KB)

The RACGP believes that patients value an ongoing relationship with a GP which is built on trust, and which provides continuity of comprehensive and coordinated medical care throughout the 24 hour period.

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Cold Chain Management (pdf 120KB)

The cold chain is the system of transporting and storing vaccines within the safe temperature range of +2°C to +8°C.

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Height Adjustable Beds (pdf 146KB)

The RACGP Standards for general practices (4th edition) require practices to have at least one height adjustable bed in their practice.

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Patient Medical Records (pdf 123KB)

How long is a general practice required to retain a patient’s medical record?

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RACGP definition of an “active hybrid medical record system” (pdf 126KB)

Where patient information in a practice is actively entered into a paper based system by one or more GPs in a clinic and into electronic files by one or more GPs in a clinic, this is considered to be an active hybrid medical record system.

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AHPRA registration requirements of Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal health Practitioners (pdf 124KB)

Do Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal Health Practitioners require registration with AHPRA?

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Timeline of the RACGP Standards for General Practices (pdf 119KB)

The RACGP Standards for General Practices and the associated accreditation process were developed in the 1990’s with the long term aim of engaging general practices in an ongoing process of quality improvement.

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Interpretation of Criterion 3.2.1 B (pdf 123KB)

RACGP has received queries in relation to employment of non-vocationally recognised GPs and whether their health service or practice is eligible to meet Criterion 3.2.1 B.

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RACGP definition of a General Practice for the purpose for determining eligibility for accreditation (pdf 154KB)

In April 2013, the RACGP revised the definition of a general practice for the purposes of accreditation.

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Interpretation of criterion 4.2.2 (pdf 121KB)

Criterion 4.2.2, Indicator B of the RACGP Standards for general practices (4th edition) (the Standards) includes the requirement that “our practice ensures that our practice computers and servers comply with the RACGP computer security checklist”.

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The Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT) (pdf 131KB)

The Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT) is a customised response plan and is one way that general practices could meet Criterion 3.1.2, Indicator E of the Standards for accreditation purposes.

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Renovating a practice and electrical wiring (pdf 131KB)

When building or renovating a general practice, it is important to understand the legislative requirements that may apply, whether federal or specific state/territory legislation.