The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University Leading the Establishment of a General Practice Health Alliance
On December 17, 2018, a symposium on the establishment of Guangzhou general practice and the hierarchical medical system alliance was held in The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University.
Prof. Xiao Haipeng, Vice President of Sun Yat-Sen University, President of FAH-SYSU, Professor K.K. Cheng, Director of Institute of Applied Health, University of Birmingham, Mr. Ouyang Ziwen, Deputy Director of Guangzhou Health Commission, attended the discussion. The meeting was presided over by Prof. Kuang Ming, Vice President of FAH-SYSU.
The symposium aimed to explore the possibility of establishing a standardized general practice health alliance based on cooperation between FAH-SYSU, the University of Birmingham and the Guangzhou Municipal Health Commission. The alliance plans to initiate the continuing education project for grassroots general practitioners and the development of hierarchical medical system service. The representatives of three parties had an in-depth discussion on standardized training of general practitioners, the establishment of “Tertiary Hospital - Community Hospital” network, the introduction of British standardized general practice training system and how to employ the advantages of social capital and commercial insurance. Prof. Xiao Haipeng emphasized that general practice was the foundation of health and the cornerstone for realizing the Chinese Healthy Dream and FAH-SYSU should effectively promote healthcare reform and innovation, vigorously develop general practice, lead social services and personnel training, and serve the development of the Greater Bay Area.
The three parties reached a consensus on the establishment of general practice health alliance. An MoU was scheduled to be signed in March 2019. The alliance strives to establish a national-level general practice benchmark model in china.