Over 50 GPs receive maternity shared care training at latest workshop

Over 50 GPs attended the Metro North GP Alignment Program maternity workshop at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital on 28 July 2018.

The workshop delivered CPD-accredited training for GPs who provide care for women birthing at Caboolture, Redcliffe and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospitals.

Popular sessions included antenatal testing for chromosomal abnormalities, gestational diabetes mellitus, antenatal ultrasound, case studies (first trimester, complex and postnatal) and interactive skill sessions (non-invasive prenatal testing, HealthPathways, pregnancy weight gain charts, abdominal examination and fetal growth charts and Q&A with obstetricians).

“Excellent and intense but so well organised and presented – a day well spent at RBWH meeting everyone.”

Attendees particularly enjoyed meeting clinicians working in Metro North Hospital and Health Service Women’s and Children’s Stream.


The latest Maternal Fetal Medicine Referral Guidelines were also released at the event and can be found at https://metronorth.health.qld.gov.au/specialist_service/refer-your-patient/maternal-fetal-medicine.

Slides from the workshop, as well as the Metro North Maternity GP Shared Care Guideline and the Antenatal Shared Care Flowchart can be found at https://metronorth.health.qld.gov.au/refer-your-patient-page/gp-education-events.

Online bridging courses​​​​​​

GPs who have completed the Metro North GP Alignment Maternity Workshop can also become aligned with Mater Mothers’ Hospital by completing and online bridging course at www.materonline.org.au/whats-on/professionaldevelopment/gp-maternity-shared-care-alignment.

Metro North Hospital and Health Service will be launching an online bridging and refresher course soon.

For more information about the Metro North GP Alignment Program contact Denise Spokes on 07 3646 4421 or email mngpalign@health.qld.gov.au.