Some of our long standing patients may know, not long after first opening our doors over 3 years ago, we were recognised by the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) for providing quality care & risk management and granted full accreditation (3 years).
This year, upon review, we were again recognised and awarded full accreditation for our continued commitment towards upholding quality care and risk management guidelines.
What does this mean?
Being accredited means that our general practice is committed to a comprehensive program which involves:
Engaging our whole practice team to review our practice’s systems and processes
Opening our practice doors to allow a team of independent surveyors to assess how our practice operates
Assessment of our practice, and achievement of the nationally recognised Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices, that focus on health care quality and patient safety.
As a member of the community you may be surprised to learn that general practice accreditation is a voluntary process – which means not all practices undergo an independent on-site assessment on a regular basis.
Achievement of AGPAL accreditation reassures you that our doctors and practice team are committed to providing you with high quality health care in a safe environment.
Next time you visit our practice be sure to look out for the AGPAL Accredited General Practice Symbol (below) or our accreditation certificate. Our practice team is proud of this achievement and as part of this process we continuously strive to make quality improvements to better your patient experience.
Proudly delivered to you by the Team at Essendon Fields Medical Centre.