The College's Quality framework is made up of two programmes - Foundation and Cornerstone.
Following extensive sector consultation and a pilot, the College presented it's finalised Quality framework in November 2019. We believe the new framework is more flexible, helpful and fit-for-purpose, for general practices wishing to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to quality and best practice.
We’ve made some significant changes to the Cornerstone programme, including the introduction of accreditation levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Practices will need to complete two core modules - Equity and Continuous Quality Improvement, to be awarded Cornerstone Bronze accreditation. Practices can build on this, completing further modules to reach Silver or Gold status.
To meet PHO Service Agreement Amendment Protocol (PSAAP) requirements and qualify for capitation funding, practices will need to complete the College’s revamped Foundation programme. This standalone programme provides a baseline standard expected of a general practice and it is a prerequisite for entering our Cornerstone programme.