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Shared Maternity Care Program

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


Online applications are currently available.

GP’s wishing to become a Peninsula Health Shared Maternity Care Affiliate should contact DRule@phcn.vic.gov.au for the link, 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. Peninsula Health can provide initial supervision and ongoing educational support to ensure that all affiliates remain up to date on the latest in safely managing pregnancy in general practice.


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


Reaccreditation of all Shared Maternity Care Affiliates is a triennial process and currently, involves a minimum of one supervised antenatal clinic attendance, 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 however these are currently on hold due to COVID 19

  • Supervised Antenatal Clinic sessions

If you are already accredited with the Peninsula Health program you are only required to attend once per triennium. The purpose of this supervised session is to be updated on the antenatal clinic and to provide an educational experience supervised by an obstetrician. You are not expected to see patients unsupervised but are asked to stay at the clinic for at least two hours. This will be an unpaid session.

 An attendance document will need to be signed at the clinic on the day of your attendance/s, to confirm you have covered all the learning requirements with the supervising consultant.

  • Cross accreditation facility

GP’s 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 

PH-SMCP Latest News August 2020

Education Events