Clinics that wish to become accredited to the Urgent Care Standard (link) (UCS) should engage an approved auditor, who will advise the clinic on preparing for the audit. Once the clinic is prepared, the auditing team, comprising a professional auditor and an RNZCUC-approved urgent care Fellow will assess wide-ranging aspects of the clinic including the clinic building and fit-out, systems, and compliance with legislation.
Compliance with the UCS can appear daunting. RNZCUC has attempted to make the document as practical and useful as possible, though the need to comply with legislation and current quality-assurance industry practices has led to some requirements the purpose of which is not immediately obvious. Additional guidance is provided in the “particular requirements” and their explanation.
Clinics must be re-accredited every three years.
Facility audit subcommittee
RNZCUC has a Facility Audit Subcommittee (FAS), responsible for all aspects of the UCS and its application, including updating particular requirements, revision of the UCS, providing RNZCUC Fellows to attend audits as technical experts, and sign-off of audits.
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