We understand the impact the global pandemic has had on health services across Victoria, including the ability to deliver maternity ward training programs.
We’re currently assessing the feasibility of continuing obstetric training as part of the 2020-2021 IBPS program. We expect to share the outcomes and status of the 2020-2021 IBPS program with you in October.
Putting women and babies first
The evidence is clear. When birth suite clinicians take part in best practice training, outcomes for women and their babies improve. It also helps to manage risk within your health service, and improve teamwork contributing to a healthier, safer community.
If your hospital has trained more than 80% of birth suite clinicians staff in programs that meet the training criteria in the 2019-2020 IBPS program, we’ll refund part of the obstetric component of your medical indemnity premium. For larger hospitals this will be 5%, while smaller health services will receive a minimum of $20,000.
It’s a simple philosophy that drives the program: we all benefit when our health professionals are working at their very best.
How to get your refund
You’ll need to deliver education and training to your birth suite clinicians in three key areas:
- Multidisciplinary maternity emergency management
- Fetal surveillance
- Neonatal resuscitation
If you can demonstrate that you’ve met the attestation criteria this financial year, we’ll be happy to reward you with the refund in June. You’ll find all you need to know about the program in the 2019-20 IBPS Operating Manual [PDF, 1.46MB]: training information, getting the refund, meeting the eligibility criteria, and answers to common questions you might have.
You can find out more about the process and submit your 2019-2020 attestation.
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