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:

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.

2020 ANSC Orientation Sessions

When -  Due to social distancing measures, F2F sessions are cancelled. Upcoming sessions will be via Webinar. Information will be sent to participants on how to register for this event

Next Session 
- Monday 26 October- WEBINAR  7.00pm-9.00pm

Please contact Maternal Health Project Officer - Karen Wheeler 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 Category 2 points in antenatal or postnatal specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events over this three year period. This may include Category 1 activities/points eg ALM covering relevant pregnancy- related topics 

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best practice ANSC protocols are not followed and patient management problems occur, GP ANSC Recognition may be withdrawn.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)