This morning at a breakfast celebration, Dr Nicholas Cooper, Onehunga Doctors and Royal Oak Medical Centre were the first three practices in New Zealand to receive their Foundation Standard certification.
Helen Morgan-Banda, CEO of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP), along with ProCare CEO Steve Boomert, presented the certificates to the practices and were joined by the ProCare team who have supported practices to get ready for their assessments, and those who have carried out the assessments.
ProCare CEO Steve Boomert said: “We recognise that practices are really busy, so going through a process like Foundation Standard is another thing they’ve had to work through on top of the day-to-day. We congratulate these practices for their commitment and what they’ve achieved – they’ve gone above and beyond what’s required.”
By June 2017, all practices are required to meet Foundation Standard (unless already Cornerstone accredited), as it represents compliance with the key safety and regulatory components that apply to general practice