Primary Health Care Accreditation standards
Accreditation Standards for Primary Care Centres may be divided into three categories:
– Patient care/service standards: These standards are structured to follow the process of care/service for the patient, from the time of intake into a primary care service, through planning and delivery of care/service to completion of care/service or referral to another form of care. A generic section has been provided for individual patient care (general practice, gynaecology and paediatrics) and a specific section has been developed for home care.
– Support service standards: Support services, as the title implies, are services within the Primary Care Centre which support the delivery of care/service. Three support service sections have been developed: environment (which includes: infection control, medical waste management, disasters and emergencies, central sterilization and safety of equipment supplies, medical devices and space), human resources and information management. Only certain areas, based on priorities for concentration and development, were targeted in these standards.
– Leadership: These standards cover the leadership of the Primary Care Centre. Sections have been developed for governance and management. Again, only certain areas, based on priorities for concentration and development, were targeted within these standards.
If you are involved in the accreditation process on this page you can download the Accreditation Standards for Primary Care Centres.