GP Antenatal Shared Care

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

THS Southern and Northern Regions

All referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:

  • Gestation – preferably referred before 12 weeks when possible
  • Specific conditions needing early appointment should be highlighted – advanced maternal age, request for counselling re amniocentesis/chorionic villus sampling, diabetes
  • Abnormal investigations must be highlighted
  • Consider 12 week nuchal screening
  • Consider POGTT

THS North West Region

GP Antenatal Shared Care is not offered in North West Region.

Tests

See Antenatal Shared Care Information Kit

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Obstetrics clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

At the first appointment, the GP should explain the obstetric shared care protocols, including the timing and nature of the antenatal visits shared between the participating hospital and GP. This will be emphasised at the woman's booking in appointment.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Emergency

Signs of severe pre-eclampsia

Urgent / category 1

Late gestation referral

Advanced maternal age

Diabetes

Semi-urgent / category 2

Previous complications of pregnancy

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

Antenatal Shared Care Information Kit

Emergency:

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED
– Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
NWRH ED – Phone: (03) 6493 6340  Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED
– Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Urgent:

Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.

We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.

Semi-urgent:

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks

Routine:

Next available appointment