RNZCUC designates certain urgent care facilities as suitable for training in urgent care. These fall in two categories:
- Community urgent care clinics
- Hospital emergency departments.
Both types of facilities generally comply with RNZCUC standards for:
- Facility requirements, covered in RNZCUC’s urgent care standard.
- Supervision, as detailed in the supervision policy.
- Suitable training environment.
Most, if not all, urgent care clinics that are accredited to RNZCUC’s urgent care standard are approved as training facilities. Other urgent care clinics may be approved as suitable for training, subject to approval by the Facility Audit Subcommittee, who apply the Approved Training Facility (ATF) policy. The list of current ATF, along with a map, is below.
Applicants should confirm that a facility is on the ATF list before commencing the training programme. If the proposed facility is not on the list, the applicant may request that the FAS review the facility. To initiate this process, email the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) and request that we send you the ATF approval form.
The list of approved training facilities in Aotearoa New Zealand is shown below.
Overseas, a small number of clinics have been approved for training (eg in Ireland, some VHI clinics). Potential applicants should identify their workplace on the application form.