Daintree Medical Centre has achieved re-accreditation through GPA ACCREDITATION plus (GPA), which is recognition of the practice’s superior patient care and quality systems.

Daintree Medical Centre recently successfully completed the accreditation process, which included an on-site visit by GPA surveyors. The surveyors spent time at the practice, reviewing its systems and procedures and interviewing GPs and staff.

To achieve the status of accreditation, general practices must meet a set of standards developed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). There are 15 Standards that practices must meet in order to become accredited. These cover a range of operational areas including quality of service and facilities, communication, patient care, record keeping, infection control, health promotion and dedication to continuous improvement.

“We are delighted by our achievement,” said Dr Ajit Varghese (Business Director). “Accreditation is formal recognition of how well we provide general practice services to our patients.”

“The fact that this practice has achieved accreditation again reflects its ongoing accomplishment in providing a high standard of care to its patients,” said Michelle Hooper, the Operations Manager of GPA.

“Re- accreditation of a practice indicates that the practice has consistently met or exceeded the standard of care benchmarked by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Patients of this practice should expect a reliably impressive service, signified by the display of its certificate of accreditation.”