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August 2018

New painless jaundice test for newborns in polyclinics

Newborns who are two weeks old or younger with jaundice are now tested at the National University Polyclinics (NUP) using Transcutaneous Bilirubin (TcB) measurement – a non-invasive and painless jaundice screening method. Blood tests through heel pricks would no longer be necessary for most of these babies, saving them much discomfort and reducing parents’ stress and anxiety. Time taken for the TcB measurement is also much shorter. This TcB initiative is a collaboration with NUH’s Department of Neonatology, which has been using TcB measurements since 2010.

Berita News, 7 August 2018
Channel News Asia Online, 7 August 2018
Channel News Asia News, 7 August 2018
Channel 5 News, 7 August 2018
Channel 8 News, 7 August 2018
Vasantham TV News, 7 August 2018

More regular foot checks for diabetics

Article talks about what polyclinics are doing to catch diabetic foot problems early and prevent amputations. Mr Tan Liang Sheng, senior podiatrist from Bukit Batok Polyclinic, NUP, shares about what the polyclinic does to make it more convenient for patients to attend the diabetic eye and foot screening sessions, what his role entails and what some of the challenges are in trying to change patient behaviour.


哪类人不宜吃榴梿

In part two of the article on the nutritional content of durian, Ms Chow Li Ming, Dietician, NUP, highlights the groups of people with certain conditions who should avoid eating durian, and shares tips on how to control our intake.


榴梿不宜多吃: 10核相等于一碗白饭

Ms Chow Li Ming, Dietitian, NUP, shares about the nutritional content of durian an the importance of eating it in moderation.

Shin Min Daily News, 2 August 2018, Page 6


July 2018

岗位有变 仁心依旧

Mdm Chua Chew Tee, a digital archival assistant from Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic, National University Polyclinics, was an award recipient of the Healthcare Humanity Awards in April this year. While her primary duty mainly involves scanning of medical documents in patient records, Chew Tee goes the extra mile to assist patients when necessary. One such incident was when she assisted a patient who accidentally soiled himself while waiting for his turn in the polyclinic. Seeing that the patient was alone, she attended to the patient, accompanying and aiding him while he washed up. Her efforts were recognised by many patients, and she received the Healthcare Humanity Awards together with 92 other recipients.

Lianhe Zaobao, 10 July 2018, Page 9


June 2018

鳄梨有益脑和眼 (Avocados are beneficial for eye and brain health)

In part two of the article on the health benefits and different ways of eating avocados, NUP’s Senior Dietitian, Lynette Goh shared a simple and healthy avocado recipe. 

Shin Min Daily News, 13 June 2018


鳄梨 好处多吃法多! (Avocados – their many health benefits and the different ways of eating them)

NUP’s Senior Dietitian, Lynette Goh talked about the many health benefits of eating avocados, the different ways of doing so and groups of people who should refrain from eating avocados. 

Shin Min Daily News, 12 June 2018


May 2018

公共泳池游泳 易感染手足口症? / 手足口症症状消失后 仍能传染他人

Dr Ruth Zheng, Family Physician Consultant, National University Polyclinics, provided expert comments on Hand Foot Mouth Disease, if it easy to contract Hand Foot Mouth Disease while swimming in public pools and if people infected with Hand Foot Mouth Disease may still be contagious after symptoms disappear. 

Shin Min Daily News, 28 and 29 May 2018


January 2018

New Polyclinic serves Jurong residents

Pioneer Polyclinic was officially opened by Minister Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health on Saturday, 27 January 2018. With this new polyclinic, residents of Jurong West now have more convenient access to quality care closer to their homes. An art mural, a collaboration between NUP and its community partners, was unveiled, and a Kids’ Work Experience programme was conducted to expose young children to the various jobs and roles in healthcare. Mr Cedric Foo, Adviser, Pioneer GROs and Mr Patrick Tay, Adviser, Boon Lay GROs also attended the Official Opening.

The Straits Times, 28 January 2018, pA15
The Straits Times, 27 January 2018, pA2
Lianhe Zaobao, 28, January 2018, p4
Shin Min Daily, 28 January 2018, p4
Tamil Murasu, 28 January 2018, p2
CNA Singapore Tonight, 27 January 2018
Channel 5 TV News, 27 January 2018
Channel  8 News Tonight, 27 January 2018
Suria TV News, 27 January 2018
Vasantham TV News, 27 January 2018
938Now, 27 January 2018
Capital958, 27 January 2018
WarnaFM, 28 January 2018


October 2017

总裁刘以仁:服务西部百多万人口. NUP涵盖各年龄段医疗需求

In his interview with Zaobao, Dr Lew Yii Jen, CEO NUP, touched on a wide range of topics, including his vision for NUP, serving the healthcare needs of the population in the Western region of Singapore, collaborating with other institutions within the NUHS to provide more coordinated care, as well as developing future-ready healthcare professionals. He also talked about working with NUS Medicine to enable medical students to have earlier exposure to Family Medicine.

Lianhe Zaobao, 4 October 2017, p06


August 2017

The Heart of Service

As part of NUP’s recruitment campaign, Dr Chua Ying Xian was profiled and he elaborated on his experience as a family physician at Pioneer Polyclinic and why it is rewarding.

The Straits Times, 26 August 2017, Careers in the Public Sector, pC24


July 2017

New Polyclinic in Jurong lives up to its Pioneer name

The first brand new polyclinic to open in more than 10 years, Pioneer Polyclinic features several pioneering features. These include an automated pharmacy registration process, and a system to pair its patients with chronic diseases, like diabetes, with a dedicated care team to improve patient care. Dr Lew Yii Jen, Chief Executive Officer of National University Polyclinics said that the polyclinic will be ramping up the number of care teams to take care of as many as 30,000 patients with chronic conditions in about three years' time.

The Straits Times, 27 July 2017, Home, pB6
Lianhe Zaobao, 28 July, p6


Media Releases

7 August 2018

Non-invasive and Painless Jaundice Screening for Newborns in Polyclinics

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27 January 2018

Pioneer Polyclinic Officially Opens

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18 January 2017

Reorganisation of Healthcare System into Three Integrated Clusters to Better Meet Future Healthcare Needs

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