#268 Feedback sought on definition of a general practice

2 March 2021

The RACGP is seeking feedback on its definition of a general practice for the purpose of accreditation (the definition), to understand whether the current definition reflects all contemporary general practices.

The Standards for general practices (the Standards) set out the current definition that all primary healthcare organisations must meet in full before they're eligible for general practice accreditation. The changing landscape and modernisation of primary healthcare has led to numerous models of care across Australia and changes to the way members perceive the definition.

The RACGP is currently reviewing the definition to understand whether its current form is ‘fit for purpose’ and/or whether it needs to be updated to better reflect how general practice services are delivered in the community.

The RACGP has requested that we consider the following consultation question:

For the purpose of accreditation, does the RACGP definition of a general practice for the purpose of accreditation reflect all contemporary general practices – yes or no?
If you answer ‘no’, please state how you think we could update the definition.

The RACGP’s website and consultation paper provide background detail on accreditation, the current definition and issues for consideration. 

If you would like to contribute to AMA Victoria’s response, please send your thoughts to Communication and Advocacy Officer, Lewis Horton at LewisH@amavic.com.au by Tuesday 30 March.

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