The National Health and Medical Research Council has approved a minor amendment to the Clinical Practice Guidelines Antenatal Care: Module 1 and the NHMRC CEO has approved this amendment under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 (NHMRC Act).
The guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for the care of women in the first trimester of pregnancy. The minor amendment is to add the words ‘provide information and’ to Recommendation 2 on page 31 of the Guidelines, relating to the provision of information to pregnant women who are unsure of their conception date.
As this amendment is of minor significance, NHMRC is dispensing with the requirements for consultation under section 14B of the NHMRC Act.
The revised Guidelines are planned for release by the Department of Health and Ageing in 2013.