Introduction - About Healthier SG
What is Healthier SG?
Healthier SG aims to focus on better health and quality of life for everyone, and encompasses 5 key features:
Healthier SG aspires to develop the next phase of primary care in Singapore, where:
Aim: To ensure quality and consistency in standards and experience for patients
Participate in Core GP Schemes
Family doctors must participate in CDMP, CHAS, Screen for Life, and national vaccination programmes. Clinics must also be Public Health Preparedness Clinics if and when activated.
Join a Primary Care Network (PCN)
Family doctors who are not in a PCN need to join one. This will enable them to benefit from access to team-based care, including nurse counsellors and patient care coordinators, and peer support from like-minded colleagues to share best practices with, which is particularly useful during public health emergencies, such as COVID-19.
Partner their Regional Healthcare Cluster
This means establishing contact and working closely with the healthcare cluster for the region: continuing to refer patients to the institution of the patient's choice; and working with the partner healthcare cluster to address local population needs and enhance the clinic's capabilities.
Adopt a Healthier SG-compatible Clinic Management System (CMS) and contribute to NEHR
This should be achieved within 1-year of the launch of Healthier SG.
To find out more about adopting a Healthier SG-compatible CMS, please refer to this guide by MOH.
The Early Contribution Incentive (ECI) scheme is a one-time funding support of $2,400 to help GP clinics defray the IT system enhancement cost incurred to integrate with the National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) for data contribution. You are encouraged to apply with IHiS early as the applications close on 30 Jun 2023 and ECI is limited. Click here to find out more or apply for the ECI.
Achieve accreditation to become a Family Physician
Within 7 years of Healthier SG launch.
Please refer to the following resources for more information on Healthier SG:
If you are interested to participate in Healthier SG and enroll patients under the programme, please visit this link. Applications will be open from mid-March 2023 onwards.