|Title:||National Women Held Pregnancy Record|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0457/13|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 26 September 2013|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||WA Health has agreed to implement the National Women Held Pregnancy Record that was endorsed by Australian Health Ministers in January 2013.|
|Period of effect:||from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2018|
|Authorised by:||Professor Bryant Stokes, A/DIRECTOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WA, 19-Sep-2013|
|Print version:||View print version|
National Women Held Pregnancy Record
WA Health has agreed to implement the National Women Held Pregnancy Record (NWHPR) that was endorsed by Australian Health Ministers in January 2013.
A nationally consistent client held pregnancy record, for use by all Australian women will ensure reduction in local variations in service and practice. Women can move between different jurisdictions and professionals during their pregnancy; taking their records with them ensuring the history taking process is not repeated with each new health professional. This promotes improved communication and improved risk management in maternity care provision.
The NWHPR will replace existing Health Service records, with state-wide implementation anticipated by 1 July 2013. Health Services are encouraged to deplete their existing stock by this date. All new bookings after this date are to receive the NWHPR.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Principal Midwifery Advisor
Professor Bryant Stokes
This circular last updated: Thursday, 26 September 2013 at 3:56pm