01-02-2013 Hits:519 President Message
The 2013 Policy Address “Seek Change, Maintain Stability, Serve People with Pragmatism” was announced on January 16, 2013, laying out a blueprint which set a policy direction for the next five years.The Policy Address recognized the healthcare system of Hong Kong as robust, reliable, and staffed by excellent health professionals with high standards. Our rapidly ageing population leads to an...Read more
01-01-2013 Hits:457 President Message
On December 14, 2012, Prof. Donald Li, our Censor and Past President, was elected as the President of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.
The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine is the highest academic organization in Hong Kong which was established by statute in 1993. It has the mandate to maintain the standard of specialist training and specialist continuous medical education...Read more
01-12-2012 Hits:489 President Message
This year, the Specialty Board chaired by Dr. Wendy W. S. Tsui and her board members have developed changes in the Clinical Audit and Consultation Skill Assessment segments of the Exit Examination. Trainees can submit either a clinical audit or a research paper this year. The purpose is to encourage our future specialists to develop skills and interest in research....Read more
19-11-2012 Hits:393 President Message
I attended the Conjoint FHKCFP/FRACGP Examination OSCE rehearsal and examination on October 14 and 28, respectively. It is indeed a great delight to meet old friends and see our new generation working hard for this very important examination in their career.
I would like to thank our external examiners from RACGP, Dr. Jennie Kendrick, Censor-in-Chief and Dr. Christopher Hughes, Censor, for...Read more
30-09-2012 Hits:389 President Message
On 31st August, 2012, our College was honoured to have Professor Chen Zhu 陳竺部長, Minister of Health 國家衛生部部長, and his delegates 國家衛生部港澳臺辦公室－王立基副主任, 國家衛生部疾病預防控制局－孔靈芝副局長, 國家衛生部醫改辦資訊組組長、藥政司－姚建紅副司長, 國家衛生部港澳臺辦公室－李維處長, 國家衛生部辦公廳－李想秘書 together with Professor Donald Li, our Censor and President of WONCA Asia Pacific Region, and Dr. Amy Chiu, Head, Primary Care Office, visit our Wanchai office to discuss the development of primary care in...Read more
31-08-2012 Hits:435 President Message
In a recent local study,1 31.4% of public doctors in Hong Kong satisfied the criteria for high burnout. They were younger, needed to work shifts, and their median year of practice was 8.5. High-burnout doctors worked similar hours per week to non–high-burnout doctors and reported suicidal thoughts more often. Moreover, 52.2% of high-burnout doctors were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with...Read more
31-07-2012 Hits:561 President Message
We were very honored this year to have Professor Sum-ping Lee, Dean of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, as our Sun Yat Sen Orator on 3rd June 2012.
Professor Lee examined the direction and the future of healthcare in Hong Kong, in view of the phenomenal speed of technological advances in Medicine, cost-effectiveness of...Read more
30-06-2012 Hits:707 President Message
The conference of the Wonca Asia Pacific Region was held in Jeju, South Korea, from May 24-27, 2012. In the Council Meeting, President Prof. Donald Li led the Council for a Declaration on Family Medicine Enhancement.
Asia Pacific is a region of diversity – cultural differences, state of maturity, Family Medicine development and structure of health care. There is a need...Read more
31-05-2012 Hits:875 President Message
The Primary Care Office of the Department of Health, together with the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians, have organized a themed competition entitled “Primary Care - Family Doctor as Your Health Partner” (基層醫療 – 各有所「醫」專題比賽) aiming to raise awareness on the importance of primary care and the family doctor concept with the general public.
Participants of...Read more
30-04-2012 Hits:1263 President Message
The 2nd Hong Kong Primary Care Conference (HKPCC) organized by our College will be held on June 2 & 3, 2012 at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Building. Primary care is the work of healthcare professionals who act as a first point of consultation for all patients. Central to the concept of primary care is the patient. It involves...Read more