The Peel Youth Medical Service (PYMS) is AGPAL accredited – 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
To achieve accreditation, our practice team works over a 12-month period to implement the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices. The RACGP Standards provide a recognised national benchmark for general practices and services, and a template for quality care and risk management. The AGPAL accreditation program supports general practices across the primary healthcare sector to provide a range of minimum expectations for patients surrounding safety and care. The accreditation process involves an independent on-site assessment of the practice’s environment and their processes. Accreditation was developed jointly by AGPAL and primary health organisations and peak bodies, including the Australian Medical Association (AMA).
What does this mean for you? Firstly, it demonstrates that your wellbeing is our priority. You can be assured of quality care with the utmost confidentiality in a practice that focuses on your health.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.