26 Dec '11, 9pm

A threat to some GPs' livelihood?: The workload of GPs could also be lightened, he said. In his blog, Mr Gan not...

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Health's (MOH) idea of a Family Medicine Clinic (FMC) - in which private sector doctors, nurses and allied health professionals come together to offer holistic team-based care for chronic and elderly patients - have left some general practitioners feeling uneasy. Writing on his blog yesterday, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong noted a "mixed" reaction among GPs to the proposal following dialogues with this group. Some solo GPs, in particular, were concerned about possible competition posed by the FMCs, Mr Gan said. Under the proposal, the FMCs can include solo GPs or those from private medical groups. Solo GPs who spoke to Today reiterated their worry about the potential threat to their livelihood, especially if the participating doctors in an FMC are from the medical groups. Dr Kevin Chua of Drs Chua and Partners said: "It would allow a means for (m...

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todayonline.com 28 Dec '11, 9pm

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