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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

Mr Chua Hoi-wai

Dr Lam Ching-choi

Professor Cindy Lam Lo-kuen

Professor Gabriel Matthew Leung

Dr Donald Li Kwok-tung

Mr Shum Ho-kit

Professor Hector Tsang Wing-hong

Professor Frances Wong Kam-yuet

Professor Samuel Wong Yeung-shan

Dr Zhu En

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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