Inspections are conducted by an accreditation team generally consisting of a College Board Member (or recent member within the last three years), a local Fellow and a local trainee nominated by the relevant Regional Committee.
To ensure a comprehensive review occurs, the accreditation team must speak to the following people during an inspection:
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The College will work closely with the Director, Supervisor of Training and the Hospital Administration in order to confirm a day that is suitable for all relevant parties.
The number can vary depending on the circumstances of the inspection however usually there will be three members present;
Yes, brief discussions with Hospital Executives and the Director on the day will occur. Formal feedback will be sent after the inspection report has been approved by the Hospital Accreditation Committee.
The Hospital is provided with a detailed letter outlining the recommendations of the Committee based on the inspection report. The letter will clearly describe any areas that need attention as well as areas that the Hospital should be commended for.
Generally the Committee meet 4 times a year and coincide with the College Board meetings. After a meeting, it can take up to 14 days to receive correspondence regarding an inspection.
For Hospitals inside Australia and New Zealand there are catering costs for the accreditation team on the day of the inspection. There are additional expenses for a site visit to an overseas unit (outside of Australia and New Zealand). It is difficult to pre-determine the total expense for an overseas inspection as it is individually based.
Generally, overseas units are required to cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the accreditation team. The College will endeavour to minimise costs wherever possible and aim to arrange inspections for Board Members who are already overseas.
Transfer Accreditation is offered from the legacy unit(s) on condition of continuation of all the training and supervision practices and on an condition of an early site visit.
Yes, the introduction of ‘Limited General Training (G6)’ and General Training (Gen)’ is the only change. Your accreditation will remain the same as per the following table:
The Relevant Regional Committee endorses the Foundation Training application once they have been received by the College. This endorsement is taken into consideration with the overall Foundation Training application. A relevant Regional Committee member is also involved in the inspection process for Limited General Training and General Training applications.