Hello! 2022 seems to be flying by and here we are at the beginning of winter!

Your Obstetric Shared Care Team have been busy arranging CPD activities and to date we have completed 6 CPD activities this year, including two GP Obstetric Shared Care Accreditation Seminars, one GPEx workshop and a weekend spent at the Adelaide Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo promoting the GP Obstetric Shared Care Program. 

There are now close to 800 GPs statewide participating in the Program.

We will have some great CPD activities coming up, including an event in Port Lincoln and a further Accreditation Seminar in August, that we think you will like.

Welcome to 1-2-3-4 Thursday where we promise to bring you no more than four pieces of highly valuable interesting information, just for you. Please enjoy!

As always, our newsletters aim to keep you informed on the latest news, changes, updates, special announcements and talk all things obstetric!

From my team, our Board of Directors and myself, stay warm and healthy!

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SA Medical Imaging at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital is now accepting GP referred Nuchal Translucency ultrasound scans. 

The referral must meet the Medicare requirements expected of all radiology request forms, a valid request form to any provider is acceptable, and all patients will be bulk billed.

At the time of the booking, the patient must have a WCH Medical Record Number (MRN). 

If the patient does not have a MRN please fill in the Patient Registration Form and fax it to the Patient Registration Office on 8161 8232 while the patient is still in the GP rooms. The following day the patient will need to book their appointment.

Bookings can be made by calling 8161 6055 between 08:30 and 16:30.

The Women’s Ultrasound Department has capacity for 15 nuchal translucency scans per week. 

If an appointment can not be provided, the patient will be advised to contact an external provider.

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact Casey Smedley (Acting Team Leader of Women’s Ultrasound) on 8161 6245 or casey.smedley@sa.gov.au

Update On the Perinatal Guidelines

The following PPGs have been updated:

  • Syphilis in Pregnancy
  • Labour: Delays in the second stage

These have been uploaded to the SA Health Website (www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/perinatal) and Web-Based App (https://extapps2.sahealth.sa.gov.au/PracticeGuidelines/).

 Please refer to this summary that details main practice changes and any budget or risk implications. 


This question was asked at the recent GP OSC Accreditation Seminar.

If multiple appointments have been booked back at the Lyell McEwin or Modbury Hospital, is the woman in GP Obstetric Shared Care?

Additional appointments may be for the following

  • Obstetric review
  • 32/40 birth centre (NALHN)
  • Unsuitable for GP Obstetric Shared Care, all appointments will be at the hospital.

If it is unclear why these appointments have been booked for your patient, please call the GP Obstetric Shared Care Midwife Coordinator at NALHN.

Phone: (08) 8182 9000

POPPIE Study Patient Consent to Contact Form

GPs are working together with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) to inform women about the PoppiE Trial.

The PoppiE trial is designed to determine the optimal level of iodine supplementation for pregnant women who already have an adequate iodine intake from the food that they eat.

To further assist those of our GPs who are providing amazing support to this study we have designed a consent form for you to give to your patients.

They will be invited to provide their contact details and give consent for a staff member from SAHMRI Women and Kids to contact them to discuss this research study further.

Once completed please send to lmarch@gppaustralia.org.au

Thank You

It is important to express our sincere appreciation to our amazing Presenters at our recent Accreditation Seminar at Hahndorf.

Dr Jenni Goold, Dr Terry Robertson, Dr Anne Sved Williams, Siobhan Lucas,
Dr Liz Beare and Catrina Panuccio.

You are always welcome at our GP Obstetric Shared Care Seminars!