Antenatal Shared Care Program
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) defines ANSC as:
“The sharing of care of the pregnant woman by a Shared Care Provider (in most cases a GP or midwife...) with a specialist obstetrician, GP obstetrician or hospital-based obstetric unit, each acting independently but in co-operation".
Shared maternity care represents an opportunity to practise collaborative holistic obstetric care by combining the varied skills of Midwife, General Practitioner and Obstetrician to the benefit of the community, and mutual understanding between colleagues.
Overview of the Antenatal Shared Care (ANSC) Program
- The goal of the Antenatal Shared Care (ANSC) Program is to provide a high and uniform standard of care to pregnant women throughout South Western Sydney
- Antenatal Shared Care (ANSC) is an option offered to all 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 (Bankstown, Liverpool, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield and Bowral).
How do I register for the ANSC Program with the South Western Sydney Area?
The ANSC Program is a collaborative program involving the SWSPHN and the SWSLHD. To register for ANSC please complete this ANSC application form and knowledge and skills form and return to Cheryl Jones SWSPHN Health Programs Officer via email Cheryl.Jones@swsphn.com.au or fax: (02) 4625 9466.
For any enquiries regarding the ANSC program please contact Cheryl Jones 4632 3000 or email: Cheryl.Jones@swsphn.com.au
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