HIV is one of the highest profile diseases globally, with 38.4 million infections at the end of 2021. However, many are unaware of how the disease works and how to live with it.
Stigmas about HIV still prevail, and many still hold myths surrounding its transmission and treatment. In this article, we’ll debunk some common myths about HIV, in light of World AIDS Day.
In Singapore, one in 10 seniors aged 60 and above has dementia. By 2030, this will rise to one in five.
Your loved one has just been diagnosed with dementia, and you may need time to get used to performing a new, unfamiliar role as a caregiver. You may feel lost, stressed, worried, or frustrated. Deal with your emotions at your own pace until you can accept the diagnosis.
In order to support your loved one, it is good to understand the progression of dementia and its associated challenges.
All of us, at some point of time in our lives, will require medications to prevent or treat illness. However, medications that are incorrectly stored, prescribed, dispensed, or administered can cause serious harm. Unsafe medication practices and errors are the main cause of injury and preventable harm in healthcare systems worldwide. Across the world, the cost associated with medication errors has been estimated at $42 billion USD annually.
Mistakes can happen at various stages of the medication use process. These can occur due to factors such as poor medication systems and human factors. In addition, staff shortages and fatigue can affect the administration, monitoring, and prescribing of medications. Medication errors may also be caused by poor communication between doctors and patients. This can result in severe patient harm, disability, and even death.
One in every 100 deaths worldwide occurs due to suicide. Each suicide is devasting and has a deep impact on people around them.
Every year, we observe World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. The theme for 2022 is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’, as the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) hopes to empower people to care for those experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Otolaryngology is a medical speciality that focuses on conditions related to the ear, nose, and throat (ENT). People may face many ENT problems, and doctors often group these conditions together. Some ENT conditions are straightforward and may go away with little to no treatment, while others can be more complex and involve surgery.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have seen or heard about people consulting doctors on their phones or laptops. This is known as telemedicine, where a doctor interacts with a patient remotely over the use of digital devices.
During the warmer and rainy season of June to October, there is usually a higher transmission of dengue fever as the dengue virus multiplies quicker. With abundant rainfall, warm weather, and high humidity levels, Singapore is the ideal breeding ground for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which carry the dengue virus. Experts said that given the trend of extended warm weather and higher rainfall, Singapore’s annual dengue problem may get worse.
The HR Vendor of the Year award is given to HR solution providers in their respective specialisation and field. Their role is to identify the services available in the market to provide specialised support to HR professionals.
The attainment of the HRM Asia’s Readers’ Choice Award in 2018 is reflecting our growing strength and influence in providing corporate medical care to the HR community. We are humbled to be recognised for our strengths in our Corporate Healthcare platform and our ability to deliver Corporate Healthcare Solutions to our customers.
Featuring Dr Barry Thng, Chief Executive, Alliance Healthcare Group
His passion has always been about bringing better care to patients. A strong believer in value creation, he is proud to lead a team of diverse talent in growing Alliance Healthcare Group from a single GP clinic to a forward-looking healthcare group, leveraging on the latest technologies to simplify and personalise healthcare deliveries.
Graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Dr Barry also obtained a Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) and Graduate Diploma in Dermatology. He is currently a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians Singapore and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
A Jolly Christmas Celebration
Amidst the rainy season, nothing could dampen our festive spirit!
We had rounds of fun at our annual gift exchange organised by our cheery HR Team. As the end of 2019 draws near, Alliance would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for the continuous effort!
Good Food Good Mood
Our team enjoyed a nutritious lunch from Grain while learning healthy eating tips by nutritionist Shermin Low.
Thank you Health Promotion Board, Singapore and MyKenzen Nutrition Services for the insightful session!
Giving back in a small way, our way!
In collaboration with Kindness Mart, we spent a lovely Saturday with the disadvantaged lower-income families and elderlies. Through distributing goody bags filled with necessities to surveying the community needs, Alliance is heartened to extend our support to the less fortunate.
Special mention to our dedicated staff, their family and friends for joining us in this charitable cause!
Breathe Right, Live Right – A Continuing Medical Education (CME) lecture about Current Asthma Treatment
We had Dr Steve Yang Tze Yi, a Consultant Respiratory Physician and Intensivist over to share with us on existing Asthma Treatments in Singapore.
Through the informative session, we learnt more about the use of antibiotics in respiratory infections and the approach to chronic cough in a GP setting.
With this knowledge, it is benefitting as we can better serve the needs of an asthma patient at
Project We Care Garden Party 2019 at The Istana
We are heartened to be involved and to witness many others coming on board to support the meaningful causes.
Our day lighted up with warmth and gratitude as we interacted with the beneficiaries personally. Let’s continue to do good and head towards to a more caring and inclusive Singapore!
Alliance Healthcare Group 25th Anniversary Charity GALA
2019 marks our 25th year in business!
We had our Charity GALA Ball at the stunning Raffles Hotel. A special shout out to our colleagues who received the long service and excellence awards. We are so proud to have all of you as part of the Alliance family.
Here’s to many more firsts and great memories!
Alliance Healthcare Corporate Onsite Influenza Vaccination Exercise
Dr Barry, Chief Executive of Alliance Healthcare, has led our vaccination programme to create a happier and healthier workplace. Corporate vaccination programme is important to help employees boost their immunity and enjoy the benefits of herd immunity. It can improve severe flu outcomes, reduce the onset of symptoms and speed up recovery!
Alliance Healthcare Corporate Health Screening Exercise
The importance of having health screening for employees cannot be underestimated. Early detection and prompt medical intervention are keys to full recovery. Our employees’ health and wellness are our key priorities and we have taken steps to ensure that those priorities are taken care of. There are many ways to implement employee benefit programme. What’s yours?
Alliance Healthcare has organised our Continuing Medical Education (CME) lecture for My Family Clinic doctors.
The topic on Diabetes Mellitus Management was conducted by Dr Matthew Tan – Medical Director and Senior Consultant Endocrinologist at Dr Matthew Tan Diabetes and Endocrine Care. His clinical interests include Diabetes Mellitus, Thyroid, General Endocrinology and his subspecialty interests include Calcium and Metabolic Bone Disorders and Osteoporosis.
Alliance Healthcare HR Ethics and Compliance Training by Fiona Tan, Alliance HR Director
Our HR Director, Fiona Tan, has conducted our HR training during in February 2019. We believe in a fair and progressive workplace as well as being a reputable company with integrity.
The session introduced a set of HR policies with videos and illustration to keep the topics light and interactive! Kudos to Fiona for facilitating this wonderful session for us all!
Alliance Healthcare Chinese New Year Lunch
Everyone gathered together for our annual CNY Lohei to start the year right!
We had fun and games, as well as sumptuous meal together!
Wishing everyone a Happy Lunar New Year!
We are pleased to have Dr Rohit Khurana, a cardiologist consultant from The Harley Street Heart and Vascular Centre!
Alliance Healthcare has organised a Continuing Medical Education (CME) for our doctors from My Family Clinic to learn more about Cardiovascular Risk from Dr Rohit Khurana!
The CME was about conducting CVR assessment and the impact of treatment from the perspective of GPs. It was a great session for all our doctors!
Before the main event, everyone was invited for a LOHEI session to welcome the new year! What an exciting way to start the new year!
Wishing everyone a Happy and Progressive New Year!
Celebrating Christmas – with joy and laughter!
The HR and Merry Makers have brought the company together to celebrate Christmas and recognise our colleagues for their contributions and hard work.
We have the long service award, followed by a casual thematic get-together with fun and games. As employers, we believe that employee benefits can go further, beyond just employment contract. We have allocated unstructured time for us to come together to celebrate our achievements as a company and as an individual.
Alliance Healthcare Group takes every opportunity to celebrate festive seasons and reward employees for the work that we all care about. This is how we have attained 2 prestigious awards this year – HRM Readers’ Choice and HR Vendor of the Year (Bronze) for our Corporate Healthcare services.
We would like to thank all of our colleagues for working hard and achieving the awards together
Exciting corporate cohesion programme organised by Alliance Medinet
Alliance’s team bonding day was conducted to get everyone together for fun and games! Employee benefits in Alliance goes beyond system, we conduct activities together!
Close to all of our corporate healthcare team came together to celebrate a milestone and achievements, no matter big or small.