GP Antenatal Shared Care Program

RPA Women and Babies / Canterbury Hospitals
Karen Wheeler - ph 9304 8706 | k.wheeler@cesphn.com.au

St George and Sutherland Hospitals / The Royal Hospital for Women
Jane Miller  - ph 9304 8643 | j.miller@cesphn.com.au

 
Objective: To improve maternal and child wellbeing by supporting clinicians in the provision of integrated antenatal and postnatal care. This will be achieved through collaborations with key stakeholders, commissioned initiatives and workforce education and training.

How to keep informed

Stay up-to-date by viewing our bi-monthly ANSC e-newsletter. This newletter includes important updates regarding each GP ANSC program and broader antenatal and/or postnatal information. 

How to maintain affiliation/recognition as a ANSC GP  

GPs participating on an ANSC program are expected to be familiar with ANSC guidelines and protocols and complete ongoing educational requirements. These requirements involve the accrual of at least 12 Cat 2 points in either antenatal and/or postnatal specific educational activities over each RACGP triennium.

Educational activities can be completed as relevant face-to-face (CESPHN or external events) or pdf on-line modules (319 KB) . Currently all face to face education sessions have been cancelled in response to COVID-19 and social distancing measures. Upcoming on-line webinars will posted on our events calendar and Sydney Health Weekly.

Quality Improvement activities 
    The Quality Improvement PIP Incentive commenced on 1 August 2019. Practices are required to undertake continous quality improvement (CQI) activitites through collection and review of your practice data or information. 

    1.  document QIA - Increasing influenza vaccination uptake in pregnant women (443 KB)

    2.  document QIA - Increasing pertussis vaccination uptake in pregnant women (443 KB)

Commissioned Services 


Diabetes Education in Pregnancy - Migrant Communities

Services offered: Community-based education program to promote awareness and knowledge of the risk factors associated with diabetes in pregnancy for women from specfic CALD communities.

The objectives of the project are to:  

  • Increase knowledge amongst women of child bearing age within specific CALD communities of the health risks associated with diabetes in pregnancy, pre-gestational diabetes and long-term health risks.  
  • Facilitate community exposure to health education messages about the risks of diabetes in pregnancy for women of specific CALD communities. 
  • Develop or source “in language” consumer resources about diabetes in pregnancy and associated health risks. 
  • Improve self-management among women of specific CALD communities of the health risks associated with diabetes in pregnancy. 
Target population : Women  of child-bearing age (& broader community) from CALD backgrounds : Bengali, Arabic, Urdu and Chinese within CESPHN boundaries. For 2020-2021,the project will extend to target women from Mongolian, Rohingyan and Indonesian communities

Providers: This program is administered by Diabetes NSW &ACT 

 

ANSC program enquires, resources and GP registration
CESPHN Project Officer: Jane Miller
Phone: 9330 9943

Clinical advice and support
GP Liaison Midwife: Julie Curtis
or call (if non urgent) Noreen Murray (ANC NUM) on 9113 2294