Boards and Committees
Boards and Committees

2016 Policy Agenda
(Extract on development of Chinese medicine)

Chapter 4 - Medical Services, Public Health and Elderly Care

New Initiatives
Chinese Medicine

  • Invite expressions of interest in the first quarter of 2016 from non profit-making organisations which are interested in developing and operating a Chinese medicine hospital at the reserved site in Tseung Kwan O. (FHB)

  • Launch a pilot study on the standard setting for Chinese medicines decoction pieces under the Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica Standards Project. (FHB)

On-going Initiatives
Chinese Medicine

  • Continuing with the Integrated Chinese-Western Medicine Pilot Project launched in September 2014 in seven hospitals of the HA in order to gather experience in the operation of integrated Chinese-Western medicine and Chinese medicine in-patient services, which will serve as the basis for formulating the mode of operation of the Chinese medicine hospital. Implemented in two phases, the pilot project provides treatment with integrated Chinese-Western medicine for three disease areas, namely stroke treatment, low back pain care and palliative care for cancer. (FHB)

  • Conducting a review of the development of the Chinese medicine sector through the Chinese Medicine Development Committee established in February 2013 to formulate a strategy to raise the professional standard and status of Chinese medicine practitioners, support research and development of Chinese medicine, promote treatment with integrated Chinese-Western medicine, expand the role of Chinese medicine in the public healthcare system, and examine the feasible mode of operation of a Chinese medicine hospital. (FHB)

  • Continuing to subsidise and monitor the 18 public Chinese medicine clinics to enhance Chinese medicine service in our public healthcare system. (FHB)

  • Planning and developing a testing centre for Chinese medicines by the DH. The testing centre will be specialised in the testing of, and scientific research on, Chinese medicines, with a view to setting reference standards for the safety, quality and testing methods of Chinese medicines. Before the establishment of a permanent testing centre for Chinese medicines, we will set up a temporary testing centre for Chinese medicines which is expected to operate in phases from 2017. (FHB)

  • Continuing with the research work after completing the compilation of Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica Standards for 236 Chinese materia medica commonly used in Hong Kong. Our target is to set reference standards for around 28 Chinese materia medica each year. (FHB)

(Full Document of 2016 Policy Agenda)

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