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Online Maternity Collaboration Workshop for General Practitioners – Register today!

May 18, 2022

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN in collaboration with West Moreton Health and Darling Downs Health is launching the Maternity Collaboration program for 2022 based on the new Queensland Health Maternity shared care operational framework published in December 2021.

Maternity care collaboration is defined as: A dynamic process that facilitates communication, trust, and decision-making pathways to support health professionals to collaboratively provide safe, woman-centred maternity care. This ensures the woman can be an active partner in their care.

The collaboration includes clearly defined roles and responsibilities for all healthcare providers involved in care, especially for the healthcare professional the woman nominates as the primary maternity carer (PMC). The program will follow the pregnancy journey from conception through to the postpartum period and the neonatal check.

The purpose of collaborative maternity care: The establishment of a co-operative and collaborative relationship, with a set of guidelines and responsibilities for all providers of antenatal care with the goal of the safest outcomes for the woman and baby.

The goal of shared care is continuity of care regardless of the PMC or facility that provides maternity services. This helps to avoid fragmentation of care and services, improves satisfaction with their maternity experience and leads to better outcomes.


Register for the upcoming Online Maternity Collaboration Workshop

The PHN in partnership with West Moreton Health and Darling Downs Health invites GPs to attend a maternity shared care workshop.

Location: This is an online workshop delivered via Zoom.

For those who have difficulty accessing the online workshop, the PHN will be hosting a live online viewing from our Toowoomba and Springfield offices.

GPs will participate in building collaborative relationships underpinned by a set of guidelines and responsibilities for all providers of antenatal care.

The workshop will cover:

  • the pregnancy journey from diagnosis to birth
  • the importance of continuity of care within a shared care model to avoid fragmentation of care and services
  • improvements to patient satisfaction during their maternity experience
  • health outcomes improvements for mother and baby.

Why attend?

  • CPD: 10 – 12 CPD points
  • $250 voucher: To acknowledge the valuable time of GPs*

Please note: Review of the RACGP Antenatal and Postnatal Modules and the Darling Downs or West Moreton HealthPathways Antenatal pathways is highly recommended before attending this workshop (+CPD points).

*The Online Maternity Collaboration Workshop is designed for General Practitioners, other health professionals are welcome to attend however, the $250 voucher is only eligible for General Practitioners working within the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN region.

Register today!

Previous events

On 17 November 2021 West Moreton Health and GP’s from our region attended an interprofessional antenatal meeting to plan and discuss our approach to improving maternity collaboration and GP shared care in West Moreton to improve maternity outcomes. This has culminated in the Maternity Collaboration Workshop on 28 May 2022. The group included:

  • Dr Tanusha Ramaloo (Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN)
  • Brian Kurth (Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN)
  • Dr Veerasingham Mayooran (West Moreton Health- Clinical Director O and G)
  • Julie Eaton (NUM Antenatal Care West Moreton Health)
  • Dr Kanapathippillai Sivanesan (West Moreton Health)
  • Dr Vishwas Raghunath (Med Obs Consultant West Moreton Health)
  • Helaine Freeman (PCLO Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN)
  • Sophie Henalla (GP and HealthPathways CE)
  • Danielle Allan (GP Healthmatters Fernvale)
  • Lisa Moreton (General Practitioner – Grange Road Medical)
  • Tony De Ambrosis (Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN)
  • Andrea Stephan (GPSR West Moreton Health)
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