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.
10 September 2008
For Immediate Release
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) has officially welcomed the Federal Government's initiative to review maternity services in Australia.
'Today Australia is one of the safest countries in which to give birth and for some time has recorded lower maternal and perinatal mortality rates than similar countries', said RANZCOG President, Dr Christine Tippett today.
'It is crucial that any reforms to the delivery of maternity services are carefully evaluated to ensure that they do not have an adverse effect on mothers and babies in Australia.
'It is essential that all health workers providing maternity health services, work together to provide the best outcomes for mothers and babies. Trust and cooperation between all those involved in maternity care is vital to the provision of safe maternity care.
'It is timely that issues of funding, access and the effective use of the maternity workforce be addressed', said Dr Tippett.
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