Allocation of Surveyors
The Postgraduate Medical Council will normally allocate at least two surveyors to each accreditation survey. Survey teams always include at least one clinician. On occasion several teams will be allocated to a survey, depending on the number of units at the health service to be accredited.
Surveyors who are employed by the hospital / health service being accredited or who otherwise have a conflict-of-interest will not be appointed to the accreditation team.
The Postgraduate Medical Council endeavours to ensure that surveys are scheduled at times suitable to both the health service and the survey team members.