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Shared Maternity Care Program

Accreditation - Becoming a GP Shared Maternity Care Affiliate at Peninsula Health


Online applications are currently available.

GPs wishing to become a Peninsula Health Shared Maternity Care Affiliate should contact DRule@phcn.vic.gov.au for the personal link for an application, communication and support.

Many of our existing affiliates hold additional qualifications in obstetric care. GPs without these qualifications can still apply to become part of the program.

  • Cross accreditation 

GPs who participate in other shared maternity care programs will have this taken into consideration when applying.

Peninsula Health can usually provide supervised clinic visits as part of initial accreditation for those applying to the program without qualifications in antenatal care, or for ongoing education purposes. These visits are on hold at present due to COVID 19 restrictions on non-essential visits to the Antenatal Clinic. Ongoing educational support will be provided to affiliates via online sessions and by updates to Clinical Practice Guidelines found on the GP Liaison Shared Maternity Care Guidelines page.

Reaccreditation - continuing medical education, supervised clinic sessions, cross accreditation facility


Reaccreditation of all Shared Maternity Care Affiliates is a triennial process and currently involves at least 10 Category 2 CME points or 40 Category 1 CME points (from activities directly relating to pregnancy care, pre-pregnancy care, postnatal period and neonatal care over three years), notification of indemnity insurance and GP Practice accreditation certificate. This process is reviewed prior to each triennium.

  • Continuing medical education

Peninsula Health usually provides local educational meetings that attract the required CME points. These sessions will be provided online when possible for 2022. Dates TBC.

  • Supervised Antenatal Clinic sessions

This is no longer required as part of the reaccreditation process but can be offered as part of ongoing education when the COVID-19 pandemic no longer limits visitor capacity at the clinic.

  • Cross accreditation 

GPs who participate in other shared maternity care programs and activities may have these activities acknowledged as substitution for some of the Peninsula Health triennial requirements.

Peninsula Health Shared Maternity Care Program Committee

The Shared Maternity Care Committee meets monthly.


The purpose of the Peninsula Health Shared Maternity Care Program Committee is to oversee the running of the program. The committee will have direct responsibility over the following functions,

  • Approval/rejection of Shared Maternity Care Affiliate (SMCA) accreditation/re-accreditation applications
  • Running of the SMC program
  • Delivering educational and networking opportunities for SMCA

Affiliates can contact the committee via the GP Liaison Unit.

Comments and/or complaints about the program are welcome, but should also be directly reported to the appropriate department within Peninsula Health.

Accredited Shared Maternity Care GPs- 2020-2022 triennium

Newsletters and Education Events

Shared Maternity Care Newsletters 

Peninsula Health Shared Care News September 2021


Events for Peninsula Health Shared Maternity Care Providers



External Events