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
Find a Shared Antenatal Care General Practitioner
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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|
- GP details form
- GP SAC protocol
Please make sure the pathology ordered is that prescribed on the protocol and is provided in hard copy for the women to bring to the antenatal clinic at their first visit.
- 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
- 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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