The PMCWA 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 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.
All surveyors are expected to be able to utilise their knowledge of the PMCWA Accreditation Standards and extensive workplace knowledge to review and assess the performance of organisations without bias.
More information can be found in the PMCWA Surveyors Module: Factors to Consider Before Becoming a Surveyor.
Registration of interest to become a PMCWA Surveyor can be made via email to PMCWA.Accreditation@health.wa.gov.au.