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GP Maternity Shared Care Alignment

In line with national trends and a commitment to providing the highest quality of antenatal care to women, GPs providing maternity shared care with Mater Mothers' Hospital must meet the following requirements and be familiar with Mater Mothers' Hospital GP Maternity Shared Care Guidelines.
 
The GP must be a registered medical practitioner with current medical indemnity insurance. It is not essential to hold the DRAZCOG or Certificate of Women's Health, but the GP should have adequate knowledge and skill in maternity care. 
 

Alignment options 

Attend Mater Mothers' GP Shared Care Alignment - Seminar 1 (six-hour course)

OR

Attend an affiliated GP Shared Care Alignment Seminar at Metro North Hospital and Health Service (HSS) or Metro South Hospital and Health Service (HHS) and complete Mater Mothers' Hospital's Online Realignment and Bridging Course and Quiz

OR

If you have a DRAZCOG or have been working as a GPO in the last three years, contact the GP liaison to discuss.

Realignment options every three years 

Attend Mater Mothers' GP Shared Care Alignment - Seminar 2 or Mater Mothers' GP Shared Care Alignment - Seminar 3 (in any order) 


OR 

Attend an affiliated GP Shared Care Alignment Seminar at Metro North HHS or Metro South HHS and complete Mater Mothers' Hospital's Online Realignment and Bridging Course (90 minutes) and Quiz

OR

Complete Mater Mothers' Hospital's Online Realignment and Bridging Course (90 minutes) and Quiz and complete the attestation form here to confirm that you have a) reviewed the current Mater Mothers' Hospital GP Maternity Shared Care Guidelines and b) attended a minimum of six hours CPD relevant to women’s health in the past three years. Provide supporting documentation if requested. 

If the recommended best practice protocols are not followed and management problems occur alignment may be withdrawn. This is monitored by reviewing patient records. GPs that have not been following protocols will be contacted, either by phone or letter to inform them of their protocol omission. Repeated omissions or serious management problems will be reviewed by the Maternity Shared Care Advisory Committee and may result in withdrawal of Alignment.

If alignment is not maintained, the GPs name will be removed from the GP Maternity Shared Care Program database, which would preclude participation in Mater Mothers' Hospital's Maternity Shared Care.

Program alignment options

Alignment and Realignment options overview

Please visit the events page for program dates, or click here to register an expression of interest for a GP Shared Care Alignment Seminar.

GP Shared Care Alignment - Seminar 1

Completion of Mater Mothers' GP Shared Care Alignment - Seminar 1 is a requirement for GPs wanting to provide maternity shared care with Mater Mothers' Hospital. It is a multidisciplinary program with a focus on best practice maternity care in the general practice setting.

Topics include: first trimester presentations and recommended screening tests, screening for fetal chromosome and genetic conditions, medical complications in pregnancy (GDM, hypertension, pre-eclampsia), prescribing in pregnancy, recommended immunisations, perinatal mental health, domestic violence screening, and communication with Mater Mothers.

GP Shared Care Alignment - Seminar 2

Mater Mothers' GP Shared Care Alignment - Seminar 2 is a realignment option for GPs who have completed Seminar 1.  

GP Shared Care Alignment - Seminar 3

Mater Mothers' GP Shared Care Alignment - Seminar 3 is a realignment option for GPs who have completed Seminar 1. 
 
The program focuses on perinatal mental health and medical and obstetric complications in pregnancy. The required pre-learning activity is to listen to a short series of informative podcasts on medical conditions in pregnancy.
 
Please note: GPs are required to complete Alignment 1 before participating in Alignment 2 or 3, however may do 2 or 3 in any order. 

Online Realignment and Bridging Course

The online education option is for GPs who have previously attended a GP Shared Care Alignment Seminar at Mater Mothers or for GPs who have completed an affiliated program and want to provide maternity shared care with Mater Mothers' Hospital.  

If you are completing this course to realign with Mater Mothers' Hospital, please complete the attestation form here to confirm that you have a) reviewed the current Mater Mothers' Hospital GP Maternity Shared Care Guidelines and b) attended a minimum of six hours CPD relevant to women’s health in the past three years. Provide supporting documentation if requested. 
         
Note, you do not need to complete the attestation form, if you are completing this course as a bridge to Mater Mothers' Hospital after completing an affiliated GP Shared Care Alignment Seminar (e.g. at Metro South Hospital and Health Service) within the last three years. 
 

GP Maternity Shared Care - Online Realignment and Bridging Program

Further information

For further information and event registration enquires, please email [email protected].

For program resources, click here

For guidelines and policies, click here.

For referral information, click here. 

GP Liaison Midwife, Mater Mothers’ Hospital

Telephone: 07 3163 1861
Mobile: 0466 205 710
Email: [email protected]

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