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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ||
|Cardiology ||Ischemic Heart Disease|
|Endocrinology ||Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
|Geriatric Medicine||Stable Geriatric
|Neurology||Stroke with Atrial Fibrillation
|Orthopaedics ||Osteoarthritis Knee
Osteoporotic Compression Fracture
Low Back Pain
|Psychological Medicine ||Depressive Disorder
|Rehabilitation Medicine||Stable Stroke|
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
|Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology ||Osteoporosis
|Urology ||Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Overactive Bladder (OAB) & Urinary Incontinence
Asymptomatic Kidney Stones
Under CRiSP, eligible patients with the 20 chronic conditions under the CDMP can tap on their Medisave, Community 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.
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Community Wellness Programmes are designed for different groups of residents based on their health levels and goals.
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