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Janil Puthucheary on Building a Healthier SG

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General practitioners (GPs) will be fairly remunerated for the care they deliver under Healthier SG - that was the assurance from Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary in Parliament on Wednesday (Oct 5). He explained how the annual service fee they receive will work, adding that GPs can expect more revenue from patients with the increased uptake of recommended preventive care services which will be fully subsidised. More comparable drug prices will also help patients, who might otherwise have visited polyclinics, to see a GP instead. Dr Janil said GPs need support for the enhanced role they will play, and the Ministry of Health has worked with primary care teams to develop 12 care protocols to provide clarity and consistent processes for GPs and the clusters which will support them. He clarified that enrolment under Healthier SG will be tagged to a clinic, so that residents can still get care if a specific doctor is away or unavailable. Residents can visit other clinics after enrolment and choose to change their enrolled clinic. Meanwhile, polyclinics will assign enrolled patients to a regular care team for continuity of care. To deliver Healthier SG, communication and data-sharing must be transformed for more holistic and coordinated care. New legislation will be introduced next year to facilitate the proper collection, use and sharing of health data among healthcare providers in a safe and secure manner.

General practitioners (GPs) will be fairly remunerated for the care they deliver under Healthier SG - that was the assurance from Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary in Parliament on Wednesday (Oct 5). He explained how the annual service fee they receive will work, adding that GPs can expect more revenue from patients with the increased uptake of recommended preventive care services which will be fully subsidised. More comparable drug prices will also help patients, who might otherwise have visited polyclinics, to see a GP instead. Dr Janil said GPs need support for the enhanced role they will play, and the Ministry of Health has worked with primary care teams to develop 12 care protocols to provide clarity and consistent processes for GPs and the clusters which will support them. He clarified that enrolment under Healthier SG will be tagged to a clinic, so that residents can still get care if a specific doctor is away or unavailable. Residents can visit other clinics after enrolment and choose to change their enrolled clinic. Meanwhile, polyclinics will assign enrolled patients to a regular care team for continuity of care. To deliver Healthier SG, communication and data-sharing must be transformed for more holistic and coordinated care. New legislation will be introduced next year to facilitate the proper collection, use and sharing of health data among healthcare providers in a safe and secure manner.

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