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Fact sheets that cover important issues relating to the RACGP Standards for General Practices (4th edition).
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.
The cold chain is the system of transporting and storing vaccines within the safe temperature range of +2°C to +8°C.
The RACGP Standards for general practices (4th edition) require practices to have at least one height adjustable bed in their practice.
How long is a general practice required to retain a patient’s medical record?
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.
Do Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal Health Practitioners require registration with AHPRA?
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.
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.
In April 2013, the RACGP revised the definition of a general practice for the purposes of accreditation.
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”.
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.
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.
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