CESPHN works collaboratively with South Eastern Sydney LHD and Sydney LHD to deliver the three GP ANSC programs in the region.
CESPHN is responsible for program administration and communication; providing ANSC specific CPD programs; and collaborating with HealthPathways to ensure clinical resources are up to date and consistent.
The hospitals are responsible for defining specific clinical care pathways and protocols and providing ongoing clinical guidance for GPs.
Each ANSC program has an Advisory Committee which is comprised of local GP Advisors, hospital staff and CESPHN staff. There are up to five GP Advisors on each committee to ensure broad primary care representation and advocacy.
Each committee meets quarterly and is responsible for the clinical governance of the program, ensuring appropriate standards of antenatal care are maintained. They advise on the operation of ANSC protocols, monitor identified or emerging risks, provide feedback on program initiatives and assist with developing educational priorities.