RACGP Standards and associated resources

All Australian general practices, after hours services, medical deputising services and Aboriginal health services must adequately meet the RACGP Standards for general practices to maintain a current accreditation status.

There are also companion guides and associated resources that provide additional guidelines and information for practices undertaking, or considering, accreditation and quality assurance activities.

RACGP Standards and companion guides

The RACGP has provided the following 4th Edition resources for practices via their website:

The RACGP Standards for general practices (4th edition)

Interpretive Guide to the RACGP Standards for general practices (4th edition) for Aboriginal community controlled health services

The RACGP Patient feedback guide: Learning from our patients

The RACGP Infection prevention and control standards

The RACGP Infection prevention and control standards: What's different?

The RACGP Computer security guidelines, 3rd edition

The RACGP Computer and information security templates

The RACGP Managing emergencies and pandemics in general practice

The RACGP General Practice - a safe place: tips and tools

The RACGP has developed Quality health records in Australian primary healthcare: A guide, intended to provide user-friendly information on producing, managing and using quality health records.

If you wish to compare the differences between the 3rd and 4th editions of the Standards, please review Standards for general practices (4th edition): What's different?, published by the RACGP.

For the purpose of developing an emergency response tool for your practice, encompassing both contingency plans and business continuity plans, we recommend you consider using the RACGP Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT). You can register your practice for access, or sign in if you are already using the tool. For more information, there is a fact sheet available for your review.

Associated guidelines and resources

The Department of Health Approved Medical Deputising Service Program Program Guidelines

The Department of Health National Vaccine Storage Guidelines Strive for Five

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