Choose Raffles Medical Primary Care Network (PCN) for better management of your chronic diseases
In line with the national emphasis on chronic disease management, Raffles Medical has launched three Primary Care Network (PCN) clusters in the East, Central and West. Good management of your chronic conditions by an integrated medical team can help reduce potential complications for a better quality of life.
Why Proper Management of Chronic Diseases is Important
An ageing population and the sedentary lifestyle of a modernized developed country bring significant healthcare burdens and challenges to the Nation. Chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity are more prevalent among the popultaion, and could lead to disabling complications such as coronary heart diseases, strokes and renal impairment.
Unlike acute illnesses like flu and headaches, chronic diseases, once diagnosed, are there to stay. Adequate management of chronic conditions ensures good outcomes and minimises premature losses such as disabilities, morbidities and mortality. It is therefore important for patients to adopt regular follow-ups with their family physicians to ensure their conditions remain controlled.
What Raffles PCN Clinics Offer
With the launch of Raffles PCN clusters, you can now visit your nearest Raffles PCN clinic for your follow-up medical care on your chronic conditions.
Raffles PCN clinics have been retrofitted to make care more accessible and convenient to our patients. A committed case management team will partner our Family Physicians to coordinate care and to track and monitor treatment outcomes.
Our friendly nurse counsellors provide health management advices and support to empower patients to better manage their chronic conditions. In addition, Raffles PCN is made complete by the retinal photography and biothesiometry set up. Diabetic service once available only in polyclinics and hospitals is now accessible at the convenience of the community.
As part of the programme, you will be enrolled into a chronic disease register for systematic tracking of your health data and treatment outcomes. With this, your progress can be monitored for better management of your chronic condition. Raffles’ own electronic medical record (EMR) also allows your medical record to be accessible across all Raffles Medical clinics in Singapore should you visit another Raffles PCN clinic.
Benefits of Raffles PCN care
- Convenient locations across Singapore
- Shorter waiting time
- Systematic tracking of health data and treatment outcomes
- Support of case management team and nurse counsellors
- Comprehensive care with availability of specialised services (eg: retinal photography and diabetic foot examination)
- CHAS card privileges
PCN is an initiative by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to better manage chronic disease in the community.
Call your nearest Raffles Medical PCN clinic and take charge of your health today!