ANSC January Update: RPA Women and Babies/Canterbury Hospital

Introduction of PowerChart Maternity – maternity e-medical record

SLHD has recently implemented the first whole of life maternity e-medical record

For GPs involved in a woman’s obstetric care, any hospital admissions including EPAS, Day Assessment Unitantenatal and postnatal discharges will be electronically sent via HealtheNet provided the general practice has a valid Healthenet connection.  
The antenatal “yellow cards” will remain in use as an important communication tool between GPs and SLHD maternity units.

Click pdf here (212 KB)  to view memo from Dr Robert Ogle, Clinical Director Women’s Health, Neonatology and Paediatrics RPA Women and Babies.

GP Liaison Midwife – contact on Mondays & Thursdays

Please note on Mondays and Thursdays between 1.00pm-4.30pm calls to the GP Liaison Midwife mobile will not be taken as she is undertaking clinical duties at this time. Messages can be left and will be acted on ASAP.  

GP Liaison Midwife – Clare Jordan ph 0425 230 662

Quality Improvement & PIP : pregnancy related QIA

As you are aware the new QI PIP incentive commenced in August 2019. To assist you with undertaking continuous quality improvement activities with have developed two pregnancy-related QIA’s that your practice may wish to undertake. 

Are you viewing current ANSC resources? 

As an ANSC GP it is essential that you are utilising the most current ANSC resources. We are aware that a number of GPs are viewing out-dated protocols, unfamiliar with hospital referral forms etc. Resources are available as e-copies only. 

The  CESPHN website  and  HealthPathways Sydney  provide a comprehensive collection of resources to assist GPs participating in the GP ANSC Program with RPA Woman and Babies and Canterbury Hospital to ensure they are providing a high standard of care

  • Click here to access GP ANSC Resources for general practitioners
  • Click here for booking in processesreferral forms and key contacts  
  • Click here to access relevantantenatal Healthpathways

REMINDER : If you have any clinical questions or concernsplease contact relevant hospital on-call O&G Registrar or GP Liaison Midwife – Clare Jordan ph0425 230 662 

Outreach antenatal clinics – RPA Women and babies

RPA Women and babies have established outreach midwife clinics at various locations across the district. Women opting for GP ANSC may be offered appointments at these clinics as an alternative to attending their scheduled hospital appointmentClinics details

  • Monday – Croydon Outreach Midwife Clinic
  • Wednesday – Forest Lodge Outreach Clinic
  • Friday – Marrickville Outreach Midwife Clinic 

For further informationplease contact RPA Women and Babies MUM ANC ph.9515 7935