SWSPHN Antenatal Shared Care Program

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Antenatal Shared Care (ANSC) is an option offered to all pregnant women who are assessed as suitable for the program. Care is provided collaboratively by the general practitioner (GP) and the hospital-based service.

The ANSC program aims to:

  • Provide pregnant women with flexibility, choice, and continuity of care
  • Cater for the preferences and needs of women from culturally and diverse backgrounds
  • Enhance the skills of GPs caring for women during pregnancy
  • Promote communication between GPs and the participating hospitals

To provide ANSC to pregnant women who are giving birth in South Western Sydney Local Health District hospitals, GPs must be recognised as an ANSC provider. To become a recognised provider, a GP completes the application and attends a mandatory ANSC orientation session.

To maintain ANSC recognition GPs must complete 3 hours of pregnancy-related continuous professional development (CPD) each year. Evidence of CPD attendance is to be provided to SWSPHN.

CPD hours can be recorded across different types of activities. To ensure the relevance of any external CPD, please consult the list of eligible ANSC topics.

The May 2024 issue of the Baby Monitor is now available

Issue 21 of the Baby Monitor, the SWSPHN Antenatal Shared Care newsletter, is now available to download. You can access it here or from the newsletter folder in the documents section.

Quick Link to HealthPathways

Maternity service phone numbers by hospital

ContactsBankstownBowralCampbelltownCamdenFairfieldLiverpool
ANC fax9722 83984861 01874634 47004654 61709616 85218738 3216
ANC phone9722 83334861 02244634 49634654 62229616 85078738 4197
Booking no.9722 83334861 02244634 49634654 62229616 85078738 4197
Birthing Unit9722 78704861 02244634 40999616 82608738 5626
Genetics Clinic8738 4665 (district-wide service)
GP Liaison Midwife0484 627 228 or 0402 792 820
Pregnancy Complications
<20/40ED or EPAS
9722 8333
EDED or EPAS
4634 4724 / 0437 963 828
EDED or EPAS
8738 5632
> 40Birthing Unit
For urgent, referral contact the Birthing Unit. For advice, contact the ANSC Liaison midwife


Antenatal Shared Care (ANSC) is an option offered to all pregnant women who are assessed as suitable for the program. Care is provided collaboratively by the general practitioner (GP) and the hospital-based service.

The ANSC program aims to:

  • Provide pregnant women with flexibility, choice, and continuity of care
  • Cater for the preferences and needs of women from culturally and diverse backgrounds
  • Enhance the skills of GPs caring for women during pregnancy
  • Promote communication between GPs and the participating hospitals

To provide ANSC to pregnant women who are giving birth in South Western Sydney Local Health District hospitals, GPs must be recognised as an ANSC provider. To become a recognised provider, a GP completes the application and attends a mandatory ANSC orientation session.

To maintain ANSC recognition GPs must complete 3 hours of pregnancy-related continuous professional development (CPD) each year. Evidence of CPD attendance is to be provided to SWSPHN.

CPD hours can be recorded across different types of activities. To ensure the relevance of any external CPD, please consult the list of eligible ANSC topics.

The May 2024 issue of the Baby Monitor is now available

Issue 21 of the Baby Monitor, the SWSPHN Antenatal Shared Care newsletter, is now available to download. You can access it here or from the newsletter folder in the documents section.

Quick Link to HealthPathways

Maternity service phone numbers by hospital

ContactsBankstownBowralCampbelltownCamdenFairfieldLiverpool
ANC fax9722 83984861 01874634 47004654 61709616 85218738 3216
ANC phone9722 83334861 02244634 49634654 62229616 85078738 4197
Booking no.9722 83334861 02244634 49634654 62229616 85078738 4197
Birthing Unit9722 78704861 02244634 40999616 82608738 5626
Genetics Clinic8738 4665 (district-wide service)
GP Liaison Midwife0484 627 228 or 0402 792 820
Pregnancy Complications
<20/40ED or EPAS
9722 8333
EDED or EPAS
4634 4724 / 0437 963 828
EDED or EPAS
8738 5632
> 40Birthing Unit
For urgent, referral contact the Birthing Unit. For advice, contact the ANSC Liaison midwife


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    Please see the NSW Health Safety Notice regarding Measles.

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    More details for measles identification, management/treatment can be found in the Measles HealthPathway.

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    During this webinar RACGPSI Antenatal and Postnatal Chair, Dr Ka-Kiu Cheung, will provide ideas of practical quality improvements that you can implement into your practice.

    Dr Cheung will explore examples of key criteria that you can focus on, allowing you to better support your patients during and after pregnancy.

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    In August, a webinar event was recorded on the topic. Dr Chris Carmody (Staff Specialist for Sexual Health at Liverpool Hospital), Dr Michelle Dunn (Maternal Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Trainee- Liverpool Hospital) and Cherie Bennet (Clinical Nurse Consultant) from AHSM presented information and case studies on the topics of syphilis and congenital syphils. The video can be viewed below or via the SWSPHN Youtube channel.


    The link for the online module will continue to be available via the online CPD tab within the ANSC Healthchat. Additionally, the link to the policy guideline will also continue to be available via the Protocols, Policies and Guidelines tab.

    The gold standard resource for perinatal infecion management is the current edition of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) guidelines Management of Perinatal Infections.

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