June 10, 2015

CORNERSTONE is an accreditation programme specifically designed by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners for general practices in New Zealand

Aiming for Excellence – Raising the bar in general practice

The practices are assessed using 200 different standards and this is designed to ensure that we deliver the highest possible level of patient care.

Papamoa Pines first undertook Cornerstone Accreditation in 2008 and are thrilled to have maintained our standards.




Accreditation is a self assessment and external peer review process used by health care organisations to accurately assess their level of performance in relation to established standards and to implement ways to continuously improve the health care system.

CORNERSTONE is a combined quality improvement and quality assurance process which allows a practice to measure themselves against a defined set of standards titled Aiming for Excellence - standard for New Zealand general practice.


CORNERSTONE assessors are peers who undertake an external assessment of the general practice. 

Health & Disability Auditing New Zealand Limited (HDANZ) endorses the CORNERSTONE General Practice Accreditation Programme. They are a Designated Audit Agency and accredited as in independent certifying body.




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