General practice accreditation

General practice accreditation was established to promote a culture of quality and safety in Australian general practices. General practices are assessed for accreditation against the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for General Practices (4th edition). Achieving accreditation shows patients that your practice is serious about providing high quality, safe and effective care to standards of excellence determined by the general practice profession.


Whether your practice is seeking accreditation for the first time or the fifth, we are able to tailor support to help you through the whole accreditation proces and can assist you with:

  • registering the practice for the Practice Incentive Program (PIP)
  • practice visits (unlimited, including pre-survey mock visits)
  • completing accreditation pre-survey requirements (AGPAL or GPA ACCREDITATION plus)
  • supplying resources (free of charge)
  • developing practice-specific templates (free of charge)
  • phone advice and support regarding accreditation
  • on site Practice Staff Education and Training for accreditation requirements
  • guidance in meeting the post-survey non-compliance (AGPAL and GPA ACCREDITATION plus)
Benefits of accreditation

There are many benefits to accreditation including:

  • access to financial incentives for general practice - Practice Incentive Program (PIP) and Service Incentive Program
  • you can ensure that your practice is up-to-date with current trends and best practices
  • improvement in patient safety and health outcomes
  • improvement in practice efficiency
  • increased recognition from insurance providers
  • RACGP QI&CPD points (Category 2)
  • a reduction in risk in General Practice