RACGP Standards for after-hours services and medical deputising services
The RACGP Standards for after-hours and medical deputising services (5th edition) (the Standards) is now available for download.
To be accredited against the Standards, a service must first meet the RACGP's definition of an after-hours or medical deputising service for the purposes of accreditation. Similar to the requirements for general practices, the after-hours and medical deputising services would then be required to meet the Indicators in the following modules:
- Quality improvement
- After-hours and medical deputising services
Between August 2018 until 28 February 2019, after-hours and medical deputising services can choose whether to seek accreditation under the existing Standards for general practices (4th edition) or the Standards. To be accredited under Standards for general practices (4th edition), services will be required to have completed their self-assessment and onsite survey visit by the 28 February 2019.
From 1 March 2019, all after-hours and medical deputising services seeking accreditation, will be assessed against the requirements of the Standards.