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Steering Committee on Primary Healthcare Development



Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee
(Secretary for Food and Health)

Non-official members

Mr Philip Chiu Kwok-leung
(President, Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong)

Mr Chua Hoi-wai
(Chief Executive, Hong Kong Council of Social Service)

Dr Lam Ching-choi
(Chairman, Elderly Commission)

Professor Cindy Lam Lo-kuen
(Head, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, University of Hong Kong)

Professor Gabriel Matthew Leung
(Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong)

Dr Donald Li Kwok-tung
(President-elect, World Organization of Family Doctors)

Mr Shum Ho-kit
(Chairman, Yuen Long District Council)

Professor Hector Tsang Wing-hong
(Professor and Head, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Professor Frances Wong Kam-yuet
(President, Hong Kong Academy of Nursing Limited)

Professor Samuel Wong Yeung-shan
(Head, Division of Family Medicine and Primary Healthcare, Jockey Club School of
Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Dr Zhu En
(Chairman, Hong Kong Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioners Association)

Ex-officio members

Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Health)
Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare (or representative)
Director of Health (or representative) Director of Home Affairs (or representative)
Head, Primary Care Office, Department of Health (or representative)
Chief Executive, Hospital Authority (or representative)
Chief Manager (Nursing), Hospital Authority (or representative)


Terms of reference

To develop a blueprint for the sustainable development of primary healthcare services for Hong Kong, the Steering Committee would deliberate on the following -

  1. Manpower and infrastructure planning - review the software and hardware provision for the delivery of primary healthcare, with a view to achieving better efficiency and effectiveness, and identifying scope for enhancement;
  2. Collaboration model - develop primary healthcare service models which can enhance medical-social collaboration and public-private partnership and facilitate interfacing with other levels in the healthcare system;
  3. Community engagement - develop strategies and incentives to raise the health awareness of the community, and promote health management and patient empowerment;
  4. Planning and evaluation framework - exploit the use of big data to plan and devise strategies that best fit the needs of the community. Develop the framework for monitoring and evaluating initiatives or pilot projects, including the development of performance indicators and clinical and health outcomes, such as the reduction in avoidable use of accident and emergency and inpatient services in the public system; and
  5. Strategy formulation – having regard to Tasks 1–4 above, formulate strategies for enhancing primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in the community.


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