All Australian general practices, after hours services, medical deputising services and Aboriginal health services must meet the RACGP Standards for general practices to achieve accreditation.
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 Toolkit for developing practice-specific questionnaires
The RACGP Infection prevention and control standards
The RACGP Infection prevention and control standards: What’s different?
The RACGP Computer security guidelines, 2nd edition
The RACGP Computer security guidelines self-assessment guide and checklist, 3rd edition
The RACGP Computer and information security templates (PDF version)
The RACGP Computer and information security templates (Word version)
The RACGP Compliance indicators for the Australian Privacy Principles
The RACGP Managing emergencies and pandemics in general practice
The RACGP General Practice – A safe place guide
The RACGP Redbook Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice 9th edition
For the purpose of developing an emergency response tool for your practice, encompassing both contingency plans and business continuity plans, you may 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