Our Obstetric team has been working on a draft Referral Guideline Plus document. This document is based on the MOH Guidelines for Consultation with Obstetric and Related Medical Services (Referral Guidelines), and has localized the information and provided more description on when to refer women and clinical recommendations / rationale.
It covers all the referral reasons to Secondary Care Services for pre-existing and/or co-existing medical conditions, but does not include categories for Labour & Birth, or Services Following Birth. The aim of this document is to encourage timely referrals and provide the clinician with clinical recommendations.
We will be circulating to all LMCs, core staff and GPs. It also gives indication of the approximate gestation a woman will be seen in clinic.