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MPS welcomes Singapore Health Minister during UK visit


13 August 2012

Singapore Minister of Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong, met with the Medical Protection Society (MPS) at the end of July to discuss issues of mutual interest such as support and regulation of health professionals in the UK and Singapore.

The Chief Executive of MPS, Simon Kayll, Medical Director, Dr Priya Singh and Head of Medical Services Asia, Dr Teoh Ming Keng were delighted to meet with the Minister of Health and his delegation, who were visiting key health stakeholders in the UK. Mr Gan Kim Yong was accompanied by his team from the Ministry of Health, including the Deputy Secretary and the CEO of Changi General Hospital. The visit was part of a wider UK study tour.

 

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We had a valuable discussion on issues relevant in the UK and Singapore, such as supporting health professionals to achieve best practice in patient care, whilst avoiding over-regulation

 

Dr Teoh Ming Keng, MPS Head of Medical Services Asia says: “We were very pleased to have the opportunity to meet with Mr Gan Kim Yong and his colleagues. We had a valuable discussion on issues relevant in the UK and Singapore, such as supporting health professionals to achieve best practice in patient care, whilst avoiding over-regulation.”

During the visit, Mr Kayll, Dr Singh and Dr Teoh shared how MPS provides doctors and dentists with advice on legal and ethical problems that arise from their professional practice, as well as educational and risk management resources.

Dr Teoh added: “It was a very fruitful meeting and we look forward to future contact with the Minister and members of the delegation.” 

More information

For further information please contact Kim Watson, Press Officer at MPS on +44 207 399 1409 or email kim.watson@mps.org.uk.

Notes to editors

  • Please find attached a photograph. From left – right: Jane Merivale, Dentolegal Adviser at DPL; Dr Stephanie Bown, Director of Policy and Communications at MPS; Simon Kayll, Chief Executive at MPS; Mr Gan Kim Yong, Singapore Minister of Health; Dr Priya Singh, Medical Director at MPS; Mr Roy Quek, Deputy Secretary, Singapore Ministry of Health; Dr Lee Chien Earn, CEO at Changi General Hospital; Dr Teoh, Ming Keng, Head of Medical Services Asia at MPS and Mr Ng Qi Sheng, Health Policy Analyst, Singapore Ministry of Health.
     
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