What does Accreditation mean for Sale Medical Centre?
Achieving AGPAL accreditation takes dedication, team work and a commitment to continuous quality improvement.
Practices that choose to undergo AGPAL accreditation commit themselves to a comprehensive program which involves the practice team reviewing the practice’s systems and processes, prior to an independent on-site assessment conducted by a team of AGPAL Surveyors.
From reception staff to the practice manager; from the practice nurses to the doctors; the entire team works together to achieve accreditation and ensure you get the best quality healthcare.
Who sets the Standards for Sale Medical Centre?
The standards are set by the profession for the profession.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) develop and own the accreditation Standards for Australian General Practices. Representing over 32,000 general practitioners, the RACGP conduct research, lobby and advocate on issues that influence GPs and their practice teams.
Learn more about the RACGP here.
AGPAL do not develop the Standards. AGPAL assesses against the RACGP Standards and actively educate practices about safety and quality improvements, and the requirements to meet the Standards.
What areas do the RACGP standards cover?
The RACGP Standards cover a range of areas including:
- Practice services
- Rights and needs of patients
- Safety, quality improvement and education
- Practice management, and
- Physical factors of the general practices.
What benefits does accreditation have for you and your family?
- Your privacy is always protected
- Your health records will always be maintained appropriately by clinical team members
- The practice team undergo ongoing education and training to stay informed about current quality health care
- Your practice is committed to ensuring a safe environment for you.
- The practice is understanding and responsive to cultural needs.
- Your general practitioner and the practice team will ensure effective communication so you always know and understand everything related to your health.