In the lead up to accreditation, adopt a whole team approach to prepare, including the doctors. Always remember, accreditation is a process not an event!
- Demystify the experience – let the team know what to expect and the process.
- Prepare the team for interviews with the surveyor.
- Create realistic schedules to review your policies and procedures.
Use PracticeHub to simplify the accreditation process
- Side-by-side, open accreditation portal and PracticeHub.
- Add hyperlinks to relevant policy and procedures pages or sections.
- Create a to-do list for any incomplete items.
- Create a login for the surveyor.
- Some surveyors will review documentation before the visit.
On the day
- Log surveyor into PracticeHub.
- Open the ‘Tip sheet’ for the surveyor.
- Show the surveyor the search function.
- Use the risk, complaints and quality improvement registers within PracticeHub.
- Make sure new starters complete the required learning modules and annual updates.
– Maintenance records
– Meeting agenda and minutes
– Doctors’ documentation
– Immunisation status
– Staff Induction
This will create an audit trail to show your systems, processes and the practice’s engagement.
Accreditation is part of a practice’s quality improvement journey, which includes:
- scheduling regular reviews of policies and procedures
- ongoing development and learning process, aligned with training plans
- updating quality improvement registers regularly
- encouraging the practice team to contribute to change.
Always remember, accreditation is a process not an event!
Find out how the PracticeHub platform and our customised accreditation support package can simplify your accreditation, phone us on 1300 469 866 or book a meeting with one of our helpful consultants.
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