Infection control

Infection prevention and control plays an important role in delivering safe health services. The RACGP Infection prevention and control standards for general practices focus on practice-based risk assessment and staff education.

These guidelines are mandatory for accreditation and align with the RACGP Standards 5th edition criterion GP 4.1.

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare provides information for primary care settings, including the National Infection Control Guidelines. You can also find resources such as fact sheets and posters on the Hand Hygiene Australia website. 

Information, fact sheets and other resources for health professionals, including pandemic preparedness, cough etiquette poster and a hand washing poster can be found at the NSW Health website. Your accreditation provider, AGPAL or GPA, may also have additional resources available. 

For the latest NSW Health Infectious disease alerts click here.


Click here for infection control resources and links

For further information contact our Engagement and Coordination team at or 1300 069 002.