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Standards for general practices (5th Edition)

Standards for general practices (5th Edition)

The RACGP has developed the Standards for general practices (5th edition) (the Standards) with the purpose of protecting patients from harm by improving the quality and safety of health services. The Standards support general practices in identifying and addressing any gaps in their systems and processes.

The Standards were developed over a three-year period in consultation with general practitioners (GPs), practice managers, nurses, consumers and many other stakeholders. The process included stakeholder workshops, public consultation and piloting the Standards in Australian general practices.

Transition phase

The Standards were launched on 26 October 2017. Between the Standards launch date and 31 October 2018, practices can choose whether to seek accreditation under the 4th edition or the 5th edition of the Standards. From 1 November 2018, all practices seeking accreditation, will be assessed against the Standards (5th edition).

The Standards for general practices (5th edition) Patient feedback guide

The Patient feedback guide explains what to do and the options that are available to practices in order to meet the patient feedback Indicators in the Standards.

The Standards for general practices (5th edition) Resource guide

The Resource guide is intended to be read in conjunction with the Standards. It provides supplementary information to the Standards to help practices meet the Indicators specified in the fifth edition.

Resources for the Standards for general practices (5th edition)