Foundation Standard assessor criteria

The Foundation Standard represents legislative, regulatory and clinical requirements for all general practices in Aotearoa New Zealand.  It represents a nationally consistent benchmark by which a practice can measure it’s current quality of care and progress towards health equity.

A Foundation Standard assessment checks 15 indicators via an online self-assessment (done by the practice), and a subsequent site visit by an assessor. 

Foundation Standard assessor eligibility criteria:

  • Experience in the primary health sector.
  • Practice experience and knowledge about general practice, structures, and functions of the general practice team
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application to health outcomes.
  • Interest, experience, and/or qualifications in quality improvement. 
  • Availability to attend training days in Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch (other centres by demand). 
  • Ability to complete ongoing assessor training as required by the College, to maintain competence and knowledge of the Standard.