CONTACT

(02) 6255 2400

Suite 2 & 3

Birubi Chambers

Hawker Place, Hawker ACT 2614

(02) 6255 1645

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday

8:30am - 6:00pm

(last appointment 5:00pm)

HMP is closed on weekends and public holidays.

After-hours service is provided by the Canberra After Hours Locum Medical Service (CALMS): Tel: 1300 422 567, www.calms.net.au. CALMS Clinics are open at Calvary Hospital, The Canberra Hospital and Tuggeranong Clinic.

Accredictation of Medical Practice

Hawker Medical Practice Accreditation

While the quality of health care received by patients is primarily dependent on the skill and diligence of doctors, the practice environment in which they work is also very important. This includes the physical facilities of the Practice, the quality of the medical records, policies covering patient appointments and privacy, the respect and care extended to patients both by doctors and staff.

In order to encourage medical practices to embark on continual improvement in these areas, the Australian Government introduced a programme of accreditation some years ago. Every three years, a visit from an expert team of Practice inspectors ( GP Accreditation ) assess the Practices’ conformity with the Scheme’s requirements. Hawker Medical Practice is tested thoroughly against the latest standard of general practice set by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. They look at every aspect of the Practice concerned from the quality of the facilities, the medical work of the doctors, computer security to the practice’s procedural and policy standard.

Teaching Practice Accreditation

Hawker Medical Practice is also accredited by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioner as a teaching practice.

General practice accreditation provides independent recognition that general practices and their activities meet the requirements of the RACGP standards for general practices. Accreditation provides assurance for owners, managers, staff, funding bodies and consumers about quality and performance.
Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) and General Practice Accreditation (GPA plus) are the two accreditation bodies for general practice.

General practices are encouraged to gain accreditation because:
  • it follows best practice;
  • the process improves the quality and safety of health care provided;
  • and general practice accreditation ensures that Hawker Medical Practice are eligible to participate in health initiatives organised by Australian Government.