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The GPFirst programme encourages people with non-urgent conditions to first seek treatment with a General Practitioner (GP) for more timely medical treatment rather than at the acute hospital’s Accident & Emergency Department (A&E). This also enables emergency departments to focus on more urgent cases requiring medical attention.

How GPFirst works

Patients who are referred to TTSH Emergency Department (ED) by a participating GP clinic will accorded higher priority over non-emergency cases when they arrive at the A&E. In addition, they will receive a $50 subsidy on the prevailing A&E attendance fee. The TTSH GPFirst programme is open to GP clinics in the Central Region (Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Geylang, Hougang, Novena-Kallang, Serangoon, Toa Payoh). If you are interested, please email us at to be sign up!

Launched in April 2014, TTSH Community Right Siting Programme (CRiSP) is an initiative where stable patients from the Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) are discharged and followed-up by our General Practitioner (GP) partners.

Patients under CRiSP enjoy convenience and time-savings when their stabilised conditions are managed by our GP partners in the community, instead of making a trip down to the SOC. This also helps foster a closer doctor-family relationship.

This initiative has expanded beyond the 20 conditions under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP). At present, patients with the following stabilised chronic conditions may be discharged to our GP partners under CRISP:

Participating Disciplines  Conditions
Cardiology Ischemic Heart Disease
Atrial Fibrillation
Endocrinology Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
General MedicineDiabetes 
Hypertension (non-diabetic)
Lipid Disorders
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Geriatric MedicineStable Geriatric
Geriatric Dementia
NeurologyStroke with Atrial Fibrillation
Parkinson’s Disease
Orthopaedics Osteoarthritis Knee
Osteoporotic Compression Fracture
Low Back Pain
Psychological Medicine Depressive Disorder
Rehabilitation MedicineStable Stroke
Respiratory MedicineAsthma
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology Osteoporosis
Urology Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Erectile Dysfunction
Overactive Bladder (OAB) & Urinary Incontinence
Asymptomatic Kidney Stones
Renal Cyst

Under CRiSP, eligible patients with the 20 chronic conditions under the CDMP can tap on their MedisaveCommunity Health Assistance Scheme (CHAS) or Pioneer Generation subsidies when they seek treatment at the GP clinics.

Click here for the list of participating GP clinics

​Nursing homes provide care and comfort for patients with limitations in bodily functions or who require social support. Started in 2009, Project CARE is a collaboration between TTSH and Nursing Homes in Central Singapore to enable residents to have their end-of-life care choices respected and live out their final days in dignity and comfort.

Read more on Project CARE

Developed and conducted by our Health Coaches, our Community Wellness Programmes are designed for different groups of residents based on their health levels and goals.

For more information on how your organisation can work with us to offer these programmes for your residents, email us.

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