The Foundation programme represents a collection of legislative, regulatory and clinical requirements for all general practices in Aotearoa New Zealand. It represents a nationally consistent benchmark by which a practice can measure its current quality of care and progress toward health equity outcomes.
To meet PHO Service Agreement Amendment Protocol (PSAAP) requirements and qualify for capitation funding, practices will need to complete the College’s revamped Foundation programme.
This standalone programme provides a baseline standard expected of a general practice. It is a requirement for the Cornerstone Bronze, Silver and Gold tiers.
Pinnacle will provide assessors to assess you against the standard which will be at no cost to your practice. This is one of the membership benefits of Pinnacle. You are still welcome to find your own assessor through the College website, but fees associated with the assessment process will be at your own cost.