The Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) increased its community health credentials when NPA Family and Community Services (NPAFACS) Ambamu Iyrie Ukan Florence Brisbane Health Centre received a national award of accreditation demonstrating its commitment to quality and safety within its practice.

The Ambamu Iyrie Ukan Florence Brisbane Health Centre received this important recognition from Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) the leading provider of general practice accreditation services within Australia.

AGPAL Chair, Dr Richard Choong, said accreditation shows the practice makes significant investment and commitment to quality on a day to day basis, across all levels of the practice team.

To achieve and maintain accreditation the practice team works constantly to implement the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards of General Practices. 

Areas of focus for accreditation include: vaccines are within their used-by-dates and stored at the correct temperatures, that the practice equipment is clean and sterile, practice staff are up-to-date with their training, and the practice has emergency care available.

The Ambamu Iyrie Ukan Florence Brisbane Health Centre proudly displays the AGPAL Accredited Symbol for all their patients to see.

AGPAL is the leading not for profit provider in general practice accreditation services; for further information on AGPAL please click here or free call 1300362111