Accreditations and teaching

AGPAL Accredited Practice

Accreditation is a voluntary process that ensures that a practice has met standards of safety and quality. The standards are set by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and practices are assessed against these standards by an independent, not-for-profit organization (not a part of the Government).

Every three years our practices are assessed on a very rigorous and comprehensive criteria.

 

Meeting these standards means:

  • We respect your rights and needs
  • We offer a safe place for your care
  • We are committed to improving your health
  • We use safe and sterile equipment
  • We are committed to ongoing education and training, and
  • We are committed to continuous quality improvement

 

Our quality guarantee is to recognise patients right to:

  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Refusal of treatment
  • Transfer of care to another doctor. Similarly, the doctor also has the right to discontinue treatment of a patient
  • Be informed in advance about any out-of-pocket costs for consultations
  • Patients have the opportunity to communicate their health concerns and receive enough informed decisions with their doctors about their care.

The practitioners and staff at Grant Street Clinic are proud to have continuously met these standards for over 16 years now and will continue to do so into the future.

 

GP supervisors

We have 4 GP supervisors at Grant Street Clinic.

GP supervisors are experienced general practitioners who establish and maintain educational alliances that support the clinical, educational and personal development of registrars who come to work in their practices.

Supervisors are not only GPs who teach but also people who inspire and support the next generation of GPs through their years of training.

 

GP Registrars

Grant Street Clinic is an accredited teaching practice by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for fully qualified doctors for the specialized vocation of General Practice.

A GP Registrar is a fully qualified medical doctor, undertaking advanced training to specialise in General Practice. GP Registrars are knowledgeable and skilled. At times they may ask our Accredited Supervisors or Senior General Practitioners to assist them in your consultation for their expertise and advice in your health care.

These are ‘cutting edge’ doctors who bring fresh new knowledge and experience to our practice and may work with us for six to twelve months as part of their specialised training program. In return we give them valuable experience working in local rural communities.

Many of our previous GP Registrars’ have chosen to continue working at Grant Street Clinic after they have obtained their specialist fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

 

Medical Students

We believe that experienced doctors have a duty to help with the training of future generations of family doctors. From time to time we have medical students on attachment to the practice.

Patients will always be advised when a medical student will be involved in their care and will have the right to decline their involvement.

We believe it is very important to pass on our skills and experience as this will ensure quality care for generations to come.

Students and registrars always work under direct supervision from senior GPs.