Urgent Care Certification Scheme (UCCS)

The Urgent Care Standard (UCS:2015) was developed by the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care (RNZCUC) using a committee of experts who represented industry stakeholders. In the past the standard NZS 8151:2004 Accident and Medical Clinic Standard had been utilised by the sector, however due to the changes in the sector and management systems since it's development, the industry sought to develop it's own standard for the provision of urgent care services to address these changes and the needs of the industry of today.

The UCS standards focus on the capacity of the service provider to deliver high quality urgent care in an urgent care clinic.  Achieving certification to the UCS standard requires service providers to 'demonstrate robust urgent care processes within appropriate clinic facilities and to achieve safe and quality outcomes for service users'.

The Urgent Care Certification Scheme (UCCS) has been developed by the College to support the certificaiton of service providers (urgent care clinics) to the requirements of the UCS standard.  These requirements build on those of ISO/IEC 17065 - Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services, as the UCS:2015 is a services standard.

JAS-ANZ provides accreditation to the scheme requirements under an MOU with the College.


  • Requires urgent care clinics to demonstrate robust urgent care processes;
  • Ensures that an urgent care clinic meets requirements around appropriate clinic facilities; and
  • Requires the clinics to achieve safe and quality outcomes for service users.

Scheme owner

Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care (RNZCUC)

More information

An application pack, application form and other relevant material is not available on this site. These documents are available through our SharePoint portal. If you are a body that we currently accredit, you can access this information through the Share CAB Portal. If you are a new applicant, please complete an application enquiry form. Once this form is submitted, the Secretariat will provide you with a temporary username and password for the portal.  For other stakeholders please submit your inquiry through the online feedback form.