The GP Antenatal Shared Care (ANSC) programs in the CESPHN region are:
GPs wishing to participate in the ANSC program are required to submit an online application form and fulfil the registration requirements.
There is an expectation that GPs wishing to register with the program have previous obstetric experience and assumed knowledge and skills in caring for pregnant women. For GPs with no or minimal obstetric experience, the GP ANSC program does not provide formal obstetric training. It may be possible to facilitate a hospital obstetrics placement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Affiliated ANSC GPs are expected to stay up to date with relevant hospital protocols and guidelines and fulfil ongoing education requirements. Information will be provided to GPs via quarterly ANSC e-newsletters, via email communication and via the CESPHN Maternal Health web page.
Registration for the ANSC program requires:
ANSC orientation sessions are hosted by each of the hospitals 2-3 times per year. GPs will be advised on upcoming orientation sessions when applications are processed.
Each ANSC program operates separately, with independent policies and procedures for clinical care, as well as separate orientation requirements.
GPs can be affiliated with more than one program and can apply via the online application form. You will be required to attend an orientation session for that program and ensure you are aware of specific program procedures, resources, and referral pathways.
GP Registrars are eligible to join the RPA/Canterbury and St George/Sutherland Hospital ANSC programs and are required to be supervised by a recognised ANSC GP within the practice.
The Royal Hospital for Women does not accept GP Registrars. GP Registrars in their final year of training can submit an application and attend an orientation session however will not be active affiliates until they provide evidence of their GP status.
ANSC GP lists are updated and sent to antenatal clinics at each of the hospitals throughout the year.
ANSC GPs are required to accrue a minimum of 12 CPD points in either antenatal and/or postnatal specific educational activities over each RACGP triennium. This equates to 6 CPD hours for the 2023-2025 triennium and can include any relevant activities under the new activity types of: Educational Activities, Measuring Outcomes and/or Reviewing Performance.
Relevant educational activities can be completed as face-to-face and online webinars (CESPHN or external events) or via online education platforms. CESPHN education events can be viewed in the Maternal Health Calendar and will also be posted on the events webpage and Sydney Health Weekly. Refer to the online education modules PDF for additional online activities. Please note these modules are updated regularly and some links may no longer be active.
Send a copy of completion certificates for any external or online education modules to email@example.com to ensure your CPD record is up to date.