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RACGP Consultation – Definition of a general practice

February 23, 2021

RACGP are seeking feedback on the RACGP’s 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.

They are 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.

They need your feedback and would like you to 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 RAGP website and consultation paper provide background detail on accreditation, the current definition and issues for consideration. Please review the consultation paper, and then provide feedback using below.

Provide Feedback


The consultation period ends at 5.00‌ pm, Thursday 1 April 2021.

If you need more information about the definition or this consultation, please email standards@racgp.org.au

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