Like every great building in the world, it is laid one brick by one brick; any great team, starts from me and you. Thank you for reading this, consider joining us if you feel strongly that our values align.
What is Family Medicine all about?
- Family Physician/GP at the core. Your GP is the “main contractor” who has the bulk of the relationship with the patient. If other specialized care is required, the patient will be referred to as a “sub-contractor”. Nobody likes to find their own subcontractors to fix every little part of their house.
- Patient Centered Care. The patient is at the core of the services, we exist because of the patient.
- Patient Narratives. We want to know the person behind the disease, the face behind all that suffering.
What does a Primary Care Network actually do?
- Support and supplement the good work of private GP clinics.
- Share allied health resources to better service our patients.
- Share best practices and training resources.
Use family medicine as a tool for great benefit for our population.
Family medicine has great potential to bring better health for all at a very affordable price, if applied deliberately and with good intentions.
1) Ground up
We are always listening to the needs from the ground, to stay relevant to our patients.
We are a healthcare organisation. At the end of everything we do (or not do) is a patient. Always keep this in mind.
We fully understand the power of teamwork and open collaboration.
Our missions will move with the needs of our community. These are what we want to do now.
1) Strengthening the core message of family medicine.
The sands of time have passed, and the old ideals of family medicine might not be relevant anymore. We have to redefine ourselves to be relevant for the future else we be swept away by the changing times; replaced by robots.
Most importantly, we must have solidarity in our commitments to improving patient safety and health advocacy.
3）Improving healthcare delivery
The time has come when technology and many things have come within reach of the family physician at a relatively low cost. The time has come to put all these in place and improve patient outcomes by the leaps and bounds in your neighbourhood GP.
Updated by Dr Paul Ang Teng Soon on 29 January 2018 2131H