We would like to welcome you to be part of our EXCO next year!
Application (Deadline 21 Dec)
Interviews will be held on 5th Jan (keep this date free!)
What do we do?
Neighbourhood Health Service (NHS): Collaboration with National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Neighbourhood Health Service (NHS) is a longitudinal local community service initiative initiated by medical, nursing and social work students at the National University of Singapore (NUS). It is aimed at providing annual free door-to-door and centralised basic health screening for residents aged above 40 and living in one-room or two-room rental flats. It was first started out in 2008, with the aim of identifying and integrating elderly residents from lower socio-economic strata who have fallen out of the healthcare system back into it by screening and detailed follow-up.
NHS Follow-up Programme would also be the FIRST OFFICIAL collaboration that SMSANZ would be having with a Singapore local medical school.
After the NHS screening event in September each year, the NHS Follow-Up Committee shortlists residents with abnormal results for 3-monthly medical and social follow-up visits. By signing up to be part of the NHS Follow-up Programme, you may have the opportunity to be involved in one such Follow-up session where you will be able to attend:
• Patient Care Conference (one-time off): This is when the NHS committee meets up with NUHS (National University Health System) Family Medicine Residents to categorise each resident into either the phone-call follow-up category or the home-visit follow-up category, based on the urgency and severity of the resident's medical condition(s).
• Door-to-Door Follow-up Home Visits:
− Check on the medical condition of the resident through simple triage (eg. blood pressure, capillary blood glucose)
− Assessing the resident on his/her compliance to necessary drugs/medications
− Assessing the resident on his/her compliance to regular medical appointments at the various healthcare providers
− Assessing the social and financial situation and offering relevant advice if necessary
− Educating the resident on his/her conditions(s) and the consequences if it/they are not well taken care of
− Persuading the resident to make healthier lifestyle choices and adopt healthier habits
Here are the tentative details of the upcoming home-visits:
Possible dates: 16, 17, 23, 24 January 2015
Locations: Bukit Merah, Marine Terrace, Taman Jurong, Eunos Crescent
The Patient Care Conference will be held in the week before the home visits, but the date has yet to be confirmed.
Not only will you learn about how to do a basic yet comprehensive health screening together with at least one NUHS Family Medicine Resident, you will also get to socialise and mingle with our local meddies from NUS YLLSoM!
So do indicate your interest now by sending us the information stated below:
Please do note that there might be slight changes to the date of the event day but rest assured that it should not deviate much from the details as provided.
Applications close on the 31 December 2015, 11.59pm (Singapore time). We will get in touch with you shortly after the closing date.
If you need more information on the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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