Local practice receives top accreditation honour

February 7, 2014

Locals can rest assured their health is in good hands with Bingara Medical Centre receiving a top accreditation honour.

“We want to communicate to our patients that their wellbeing is our priority,” practice manager Ann-Marie Anderson said.

“By being accredited our patients know we are committed to providing quality care.”

Bingara Practice
The Bingara Medical Centre has received a top accreditation honour thanks to the dedicated team. Dr Louise Fisher, Dr Nadesh Pakkiyathurai, nurse Sharon Rafter, practice manager Ann-Maree Anderson, reception staff Kylie Johnson, Jessica Harley and Jodie Cooper and practice nurse Maria Cooper.

The practice was granted the honour from Australia’s most respected accreditation body, Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited. Staff have undertaken training in areas such as ensuring vaccines are within their used-by date and stored in the correct temperature, that equipment is clean and sterile and the practice has emergency care available.

“Achieving accreditation is a major achievement for any practice and it is a clear demonstration that the Bingara Medical Centre is seeking to improve their level of service to both patients and the community,” AGPAL chair Dr Richard Choong said.

“Everyone at the practice plays a valuable role in working to meet the standards. “Practices seek accreditation because they want to be the best and view this as another step towards excellence. It also gives staff a real sense of pride to work in an accredited practice.”

To achieve this endorsement, a practice team works for 12 months to implement the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for General Practices, which is the nationally recognised standard for general practice.