The AGPAL accreditation program was developed jointly by AGPAL and various doctor organisations including the AMA. It is a voluntary national program that aims to provide a range of guarantees to patients by accrediting the practice environment.
To achieve this endorsement, a practice team works for 12 months to implement the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for General Practices, which is the recognised standard nationally for assessment for general practice.
The standards train staff in areas such as ensuring vaccines are within their use-by-date and are stored in the correct temperatures; the practice equipment is clean and sterile and the practice has emergency care available.
Everyone in the practice plays a valuable role in working to meet the standards. It gives a feeling of prestige to work in an accredited practice.
We want to communicate to our patients their well being is our priority. By being accredited, our patients know we are committed to providing quality care that meets the RACGP’s standards.
The practice specialises in a comprehensive range of General Practice services including obstetrics, anaesthetics, endoscopy, skin cancer and chronic disease management.
Achieving accreditation is a major achievement for any practice and it is a clear demonstration that Scone Medical Practice is seeking to improve its level of service to both patients and the community.
The Practice is also an accredited training practice for RACGP Vocational Training Program. This program enables GP Registrars, who are fully qualified doctors, to work in country areas and gain experience in Rural General Practice.