Neighbourhood Health Screening and InterprofessionalismCreated by:
In Singapore, medical students of the National University of Singapore arrange for annual checkups within a select few neighbourhoods, for the purpose of reconnecting Individuals to the healthcare system. This can only be done so with the collaboration between these few groups of individuals: Medical students, Nursing students, Doctors, Social Work students and pharmacy students. As such, Neighbourhood Health Screening is able to provide a more all-rounded healthcare service to its residents. Residents with financial difficulties are able to gain subsidies for tests like PAP smear, mammogram and Faecal Ocult Blood Test. Free eyesight and hearing tests were offered as well, and some individuals were referred to various specialist centres for Follow-up on conditions like cataracts. Health Education was done more extensively this year as well, and the committee hopes that the residents will be able to apply their learnt knowledge in the daily lives.