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In March 2020, Raffles Hospital was awarded with the American Nurses Credentialing Centre‘s (ANCC) Accreditation with Distinction! We are proud to be the first Private Hospital in Singapore to be conferred with this award. This means that we are fully capable of delivering evidence-based professional education that adheres to global standards. We are confident of delivering improved care that results in optimum patient outcomes. 

What the ANCC’s accreditation means for an organisation is that it has the ability to demonstrate quality and instill excellence in curriculum design and delivery of continuing nursing education (CNE). Raffles Hospital meets with stringent criteria in ensuring CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented, and evaluated. The outcome from the ANCC places Raffles Hospital among a distinguished group of providers that have completed a review without any progress report requirements. With this international accolade, our professionally trained nurses are widely acclaimed and recognised by various relevant licensing and regulatory bodies.

For more information on ANCC Accreditation Program, please click here.

Nursing Education

The Nursing Education Department (NED) is dedicated to providing quality nursing education that develops critical skills, knowledge and professionalism, maximising the potential of local and international nursing talents.

Leveraging the nursing expertise and experience of our clinical doctors and nursing leaders,  we offer a wide range of nursing continuing professional educational (CPE) programmes that focuses on clinical practice that equip learners with hands-on learning experience.

At Raffles Hospital, we firmly believe that lifelong learning and professional training are key components to the growth and development of nurses, helping them excel in their roles as caregivers, health educators, counsellors and managers. 

Nursing Orientation

Nursing Orientation 

The Nursing Orientation Programme spans a month and is designed for newly-hired nurses to induct them to professional standards and responsibilities of being a nurse. It focuses on developing effective decision-making skills (ie. patient safety, risk assessment, prevention and management, and essential nursing skills) and strives to build confidence in nurses. This will allow them to effectively go about their daily clinical practice and to ease into their new healthcare environments quickly.

A mix of online learning and classroom mediums are used to optimise learning and set objectives. Technology is also used to match each nurse’s learning style. Every nurse is given  greater flexibility of learning at their own time and pace. Nurses are required to attend a one-day classroom session and upon completion, they must complete mandatory E-learning modules by a month’s time. The nurses will then be awarded a certificate of attendance. 

 

Local Nursing Student Clinical Placement

Local Nursing Student Clinical Placement 

Raffles Hospital has been accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) as a certified training ground for students’ internship since 2006. The Nursing Education Department (NED) has been receiving students from various educational institutions such as:

  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)
  • Institute Technical Education (ITE)
  • Health Management Institute (HMI)

The clinical attachment programme is categorised as follows: 

  • Pre-registration Programme for students from Diploma in Nursing & Degree in Nursing courses
  • Pre-enrolment Programme for students from NITEC in Nursing
  • Post-registration Programme, tailored for registered nurses who are pursuing an advanced diploma in various nursing specialties

During their clinical attachment, a structured orientation programme inducts students to  various clinical settings. We have a dedicated team of educators in the NED working closely with respective nurses, nursing clinicians and managers to help students achieve their learning objectives and sharpen clinical skills and competencies. We have included our interns in our in-house training programmes and paired them with clinical preceptors who mentors them throughout their attachment stint. We foster a cohesive bond with our students and value their feedback. This keep us on a continuous track of improvement and enhancement of our facilitation.

Overseas Nursing Education Programme

Overseas Nursing Education Programme

Over the years, the NED has been receiving an influx of international students from Korea, China, Taiwan, Australia, Germany and many other countries for observational clinical attachments. 

This international internship programme serves to complement overseas academic education with observational insights to clinical nursing practice in Singapore’s healthcare system and exposes the students to service excellence standards and management at a private hospital. 

Comprehensive hospital tours are conducted at specialty operating units, allied health departments and clinical areas across various nursing disciplines. The programme is often tailored to meet specific learning needs of students at various levels of tertiary studies.

For more information on this programme

 

Raffles Hospital ANCC award

Family Medicine

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The history of the Raffles Medical Group (RMG) can be traced to its Family Medicine practice which started in 1976 as a two-clinic practice in the Central Business district.

From its modest beginnings, RMG is today a leading fully integrated private healthcare provider in Singapore and South East Asia operating under the group practice model. The Group owns and operates a large network of multi-disciplinary clinics in Singapore located in residential and commercial areas, as well as four medical centres in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

The Group has a large staff of family physicians offering a wide range of healthcare services in the management of common ailments and chronic diseases.  Our family physicians also provide services in special interest areas such as health screening, workplace health promotion, occupational medicine, aviation medicine and travel health consultancy. 

Our practice, as a large team-based, integrated multi-disciplinary group practice, provides a supportive structure and a rich learning environment for medical students and residents on attachments, as well as doctors on conditional registration.

RMG is a partner to Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and hosts medical students during their Family Medicine training postings wherein they are attached to specific preceptors running the Family Medicine clinics.

RMG also co-partners the National University Health System (NUHS) in the running of the NUHS Family Medicine Residency Programme. The residents are attached to the Family Medicine clinics and function as a clinic doctor under the supervision of faculty members. Other than clinical duties, they are also involved in Quality Improvement Projects as well as health education for the public.

Family Medicine Training Programme for Conditionally Registered Doctors

RMG is a Singapore Medical Council-approved healthcare institution to provide supervised practice and training for conditionally registered doctors during their two or four-year conditional registration period to prepare them for conversion to full registration.

RMG has a structured training programme that aims to train and equip our conditionally registered doctors to be competent Family Physicians.

Before commencement of employment, the doctors will be given reading materials to familiarise them with the Family Medicine practice in RMG as well as the overall healthcare system in Singapore. There will be scheduled sit-in sessions with senior Family Medicine doctors to discuss principles and practice issues of Family Medicine.

Upon commencement of employment, the doctors are required to fulfil a number of requirements to allow them to progress through the conditional registration. These include

  • Familiarising with pre-determined Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Ministry of Health, Singapore,
  • Weekly e-learning modules,
  • Reading of pre-assigned practical guides,
  • Monthly teaching sessions for the newly joined conditionally registered doctors,
  • Regular CMEs, Grand round, Morbidity and Mortality round,
  • Regular workshops to update skills, and
  • Attachments to specialist clinics in Raffles Hospital
Conditionally registered doctors who wish to pursue post-graduate studies such as the Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine or Graduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine can do so by applying for the Raffles sponsorship.

Training of Graduate Diploma of Family Medicine and Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) Programme B Doctors

Senior Family Physicians in RMG participate in the training of doctors pursuing the Graduate Diploma of Family Medicine and the Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) B (part-time), organised by the College of Family Physicians Singapore.