Become an ANSC GP

GPs wishing to participate in the GP Antenatal Shared Care (ANSC) program need to be registered on the program.

document-pdf-text pdf ANSC Program information flyer – For GPs (338 KB)
document-pdf-text pdf ANSC Program information flyer – For Practice Manager/Staff (245 KB)

How to register as an ANSC GP

For GPs wishing to register on the GP ANSC program there is an expectation of previous obstetric experience and assumed knowledge and skills in caring for a pregnant woman . Hospital clinical placements are available for those wishing to refresh clinical skills. For GPs with no or minimal obstetric experience, the GP ANSC program does not provide formal obstetric training. 

Registration for the ANSC program requires:

  • completion of on-line GP ANSC Program Application Form  pdf
    (48 KB)
  • current AHPRA registration as a medical practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia
  • current membership of a medical defence association with appropriate indemnity cover
  • attendance at an ANSC Orientation Session facilitated by the GP Liaison Midwife.
  • completion of NSW Genetic Education on-line First Trimester Screening module 

Once the registration process in complete, the ANSC GPs details will be sent to RPA Women and Babies and Canterbury Hospitals. GPs participating on the ANSC program are known as a Recognised ANSC GP.

If you would like to attend a hospital clinical placement, NSW Health requires additional paperwork to be complete. Contact CESPHN for further information.

2021 ANSC Orientation Sessions

When -  Due to social distancing measures, F2F sessions are cancelled. Until further notice, upcoming sessions will be via online Webinars  Information will be sent to participants on how to register for this event following receipt of application form.

Orientation Sessions

  • Monday 29 March : 7.00-9.00pm 
  • Monday 26 July : 7.00-9.00pm
  • Monday 29 November : 7.00-9.00pm

NB. Scheduled dates maybe subject to change 

Please contact ansc@cesphn.com.au for further information.


Lists noting current Recognised ANSC GPs are sent ~ 3 monthly to both RPA Women and Babies and Canterbury Hospital antenatal clinics

How to maintain Recognition as an ANSC GP

GPs undertaking antenatal shared care are expected to maintain Recognition as an ANSC GP provider and be familiar with ANSC guidelines and protocols. There are ongoing educational requirements for each RACGP triennium which require participating GPs to accrue at least 12 CPD points in antenatal or postnatal specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events over this three year period. This may include either CPD Accredited Activities (previously Cat 1) and/ or CPD Activities ( previously Cat 2). You may wish to forward a copy of your CPD statement to ansc@cesphn.com.au 

If the recommended best practice ANSC protocols are not followed and patient management problems occur, GP ANSC Recognition may be withdrawn. This is monitored and recorded by the GP Liaison Midwife and GPs will be contacted either by phone or letter to inform them of their protocol omission. Repeated omission or serious management problems will be reviewed by the ANSC Program Advisory Group. If Recognition is not maintained, a GP's name will be removed from the ANSC program database, which would preclude participation in ANSC with RPA Women and Babies and Canterbury Hospital.

What do women think about participating in the GP ANSC Program? 

document-pdf-text Download the pdf GP ANSC Program Patient Satisfaction Survey Report (1.00 MB)