Shared Antenatal Care (SAC)
Shared antenatal care is sharing pregnancy care between the general practitioner and the hospital antenatal clinic. It is available for Hornsby, Royal North Shore and Northern Beaches hospitals. Shared antenatal care is an option for pregnant women with no adverse maternal or fetal pregnancy risk factors. GPs consult and can refer to the hospital’s obstetric team if problems arise. GPs and hospitals participating in the program follow an agreed protocol. Sydney North Health Network maintains a list of GPs who wish to participate in shared antenatal care. This list is shared with the antenatal clinics and neighbouring Primary Health Networks.
To Become a SAC GP
Northern Sydney Local Health District
- Complete the GP details form and return to Sydney North Health Network
Sydney, South Eastern Sydney and Central and Eastern Sydney Local Health Districts
Western Sydney Local Health District
- Contact: Wentwest
Video: What is GP Shared Care?
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Find a Public Hospital
The public hospital you attend depends on the local government area (council area) in which you live. To help you know which hospital to go to in your area please read the list below:
|Public Hospital||Local Government (Council) Area|
|Royal North Shore Hospital||Hunters Hill, Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney Ryde and Willoughby Councils|
|Hornsby Hospital||Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai Councils|
|Northern Beaches Hospital||Northern Beaches Council|
For Medical Professionals
- Early Pregnancy Assessment Service Patient Brochure
- Get Healthy in Pregnancy
- Mum for Mum
- Australian Breastfeeding Association
- NSW Health Maternity – multilingual resources
- Safer Baby Bundle
- Every week counts
- Gidget House Manly: mild-moderate perinatal depression/anxiety support service
- Focus on New Fathers
- Department of Health – Maternity Services (includes access to the Pregnancy Care Guidelines)
- Northern Sydney Local Health District – Group B Streptococcus (GBS) documents:
- Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence – Position Statement: Mothers’ Going-to-sleep Position in Late Pregnancy
- COVID-19 vaccination decision guide for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy
- GP details form
- GP SAC protocol – accessible via Sydney North HealthPathways.
- SAC contacts
- Antenatal record cards (NSW Health)
Antenatal record cards (NSW Health) are available by calling Stream Solutions, 1300 786 075. The cards are free but do incur postage charges.
- Patient Brochures
- Online education
- Clinical practice guidelines – pregnancy care
- SOMANZ Guideline for the management of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum
- RCOG Green-top guideline No. 63 Antepartum haemorrhage
- RCOG Green-top guideline No. 27 Placenta praevia, placenta praevia accreta and vasa praevia: diagnosis and management
- COPE clinical practice guideline – Mental Health Care in the Perinatal Period
- Testing for hypothyroidism during pregnancy with serum TSH
- Thyroid disease in the perinatal period
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