RANZCOG will join on 12 October with more than 50 peak international health and medical organisations to raise global awareness of the impacts of climate change on human health.
This full day practical workshop, facilitated by Dr Glenn Gardener, includes five hours of practical hands-on scanning training in transabdominal and transvaginal imaging using a combination of pregnant women and pelvic phantoms.
Members would be aware of the MBS Review being undertaken by the Minister of Health – the first major review of the MBS schedule in 30 years. Obstetrics had been identified as one of the first areas of practice to be reviewed. While it is unlikely that there will be any substantive increases in MBS benefits, it may be possible to restructure some items with a view to improved patient outcomes and optimal utilisation of limited resources. The Consultation Paper released by the MBS Review Taskforce and the online feedback tool are available online, with the consultation process closing 9 November 2015.
Homebirth Midwifery Standards
The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) has been contracted by Queensland Health to develop a Midwifery Practice Scheme (MPS). As part of this project, the ACM Birth at Home Midwifery Practice Standards, Transfer from Planned Birth at Home Guidelines, and Requirements for Membership of the MPS are being developed. The College will be submitting feedback on these documents but individuals who wish to contribute to the consultation can do so here.
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