Quality Practice Award

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The Quality Practice Award (QPA) is an award that is given to general practitioner practices in the United Kingdom to show recognition for high quality patient care by all members of staff in the team. It is awarded by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

For the practice to achieve the award, evidence has to be provided that conforms to a set criterion in the following areas:

  • Practice Profile
  • Availability
  • Clinical Care
  • Communication
  • Continuity of Care
  • Equipment and Minor Surgery
  • Health Promotion
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Records
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Practice Management
  • Other Professional Staff
  • Patient Issues
  • Premises
  • Prescribing/Repeat Prescribing
  • The Practice as a Learning Organisation

After the evidence is completed, an onsite visit is arranged and takes place during a normal working day to assess the practice and interview the members of staff.

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