Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC)

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The Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) scheme consolidates the primary care clinic response to public health emergencies such as influenza pandemic, haze and anthrax outbreak into a single scheme for better management. The Haze Subsidy Scheme (HSS) has also been subsumed under the PHPC scheme. While the specific roles of the PHPC may differ in different threats, the general function of the PHPC remains the same, which is to serve the primary healthcare needs of Singaporeans in times of national need.                

Roles of PHPC                                                    
As a PHPC, your clinic will be responsible to perform one or more of the following roles when activated during public health emergencies:                                         
- Dispense medications (e.g. Tamiflu, antibiotics)                                         
- Administer vaccinations (e.g. flu vaccines)                                          
- Provide subsidised treatment (e.g. under the HSS)                                  

MOH Support
Logistical support (i.e. personal protective equipment and prophylaxis for staff) will be provided to participating clinics to ensure that the doctors and clinic staff are adequately protected in times of public health emergencies. Similarly, priority for pharmaceuticals and vaccine supply from the national stockpile will be given to PHPCs in such situations.           

During peacetime, training will be made available to the PHPCs to help prepare them to be able to perform their roles during public health emergencies.

New PHPC E-learning course
On 27 August 2019, a new PHPC E-Learning course has been launched on MOH’s E-learning Management System (ELMS) (https://elms.moh.gov.sg).          

You can now refresh your knowledge about the PHPC scheme, including the work processes during an Influenza pandemic and Anthrax outbreak, by completing the course. The course offers 1 CME Core Point (Family Medicine) and the benefit of self-paced e-learning which allows you to save your progress and conveniently pick up where you left off.          

Each clinic’s nominated GP would receive email notifications informing them of their account information and course registration. Upon receipt of the notifications, you may login to MOH ELMS at https://elms.moh.gov.sg using your CorpPass login details. A summary of MOH’s support provided to PHPCs is provided in Table 1 below. 

Table 1: Support from MOH to PHPCs
​Personal Protective Equipment
​Up to 12 weeks' supply of PPE for staff at no cost.
​Medications and Vaccines
For staff prophylaxis, up to six weeks' supply of influenza antivirals at no cost.

For patient treatment, priority to receive appropriate antivirals, antibiotics, and/or vaccines from the national stockpile. PHPCs may also choose to porcure the anti-virals, antiobiotics and/or vaccines from commercial sources.
​Training/Refresher 
​Guidelines, e-learning course and workshops, etc. to enable PHPC doctors and staff to familiarise themselves with MOH's guideliens, build up to skillsets and maintain skills currency.


Implementation                                                    
PHPCs will be notified of the activation and informed of their roles for that particular activation via circulars and/or SMS and/ or email at least 24 hours before the implementation of the scheme.

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Resource


Haze Subsidy Scheme materials
Annex D: Haze Subsidy Scheme Poster Clinic 2019
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​Annex E: HSS 2019 Deemed Consent Display Notice
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​Annex F: HSS 2019 Workflow 
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​Appendix 1: HSS 2019 Examples of claims for different scenarios
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PHPC Haze Subsidy Guidelines
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​Haze Advisory Poster (English-Chinese)
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​Haze Advisory Poster (Malay-Tamil)
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PHPC Guides (as of August 2018)

Circulars
​MOH Circular - Haze Subsidy Scheme (HSS) 2019 dated 20 Sep 2019 (new)
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​MOH Circular - Cessation of the Haze Subsidy Scheme 2015 dated  16 Nov  2015
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​MOH Circular - Update of Forms and Processes for the Haze Subsidy Scheme dated  15 Sept 2015
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Participate in this scheme


Clinics have to be accredited for CDMP and CHAS in order to be on the PHPC scheme. Click here to apply for the CDMP/CHAS accreditation.

If you are already an accredited CDMP & CHAS clinic, please apply online at MOH's Medisave Accreditation Application website (click here).

If you are already on PHPC scheme and require an onsite training to understand more about PHPC scheme, please click here.


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