Consultation on General Practice Accreditation
The ACSQHC and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) are seeking feedback on the current general practice accreditation scheme.
The purpose of the consultation is to identify:
- barriers and enablers associated with participation in accreditation processes
- areas of duplication between multiple accreditation processes for general practice
- variations and gaps in the application of accreditation assessment processes
- attitudes toward collection of accreditation data by organisations involved in the coordination of the accreditation system
- opportunities for improving the current accreditation scheme for general practice
- opportunities to further develop safety and quality processes and outcomes within general practice.
The information gathered will be used to assist the Commission and the RACGP to review the current accreditation scheme.
To ensure the scheme meets the needs of the general practice sector, comments and feedback are now being sought through a public consultation process. You can contribute to this process via:
- an anonymous online survey – open until 18 July
- national focus groups held in each state and territory between 21 July and 15 August – register your interest
- one-on-one interviews, in person or by teleconference – register your interest
- written submissions
For further details about the project and the consultation process, contact Ms Gabrielle Pilgrim, Project Officer, Accreditation Program on (02) 9126 3523 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org