As the body responsible for education and maintaining standards, the Academy has taken the lead to issue to its members practice guidelines and consensus statements defining the criteria for the proper use of certain procedures and practices that involve high-technology medicine, and specifying the specialists who are qualified to perform them, the training they should have and the optimal facilities required.


 

MOH clinical practice guidelines are considered automatically withdrawn five years after publication, or once an update has been issued, unless otherwise specified in individual guidelines. Users should keep in mind that evidence-based guidelines are only as current as the evidence that supports them and new evidence can supercede recommendations made in the guidelines. Appropriate Care Guides or ACGs provide concise and evidence-based recommendations on care practices and pathways to guide specific areas of clinical practice. Cost-effectiveness considerations are also incorporated where relevant. Where MOH Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are available, ACGs complement the CPGs by providing timely additions and updates as reflected in the evidence at the time of the ACG development.

 

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Health Publications Page or the Agency for Care Effectiveness (ACE) website.

 

ACE Appropriate Care Guides
Year Topic Title PDF
20 December 2019 Gout — achieving the management goal
6 June 2019 Foot assessment in people with diabetes  
7 November 2018 Diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — a systematic approach 
7 November 2018 Osteoporosis — identification and management in primary care
25 September 2018 Managing stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — focusing on inhalers  
28 May 2018 Gestational diabetes mellitus — an update on screening, diagnosis, and follow-up  
28 May 2018 Venous thromboembolism — treating with the right anticoagulant and duration
20 November 2017 Initiating basal insulin in type 2 diabetes mellitus  
20 November 2017 Oral anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation  
3 July 2017 Managing pre-diabetes — a growing health concern
3 July 2017 Oral glucose-lowering agents in type 2 diabetes mellitus — an update  

 

 

MOH Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)
2017  
2016  
   
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2012  
   
2011  
   
   
   
   
   
   
2010  
   
   
   
   
   
2009  
   
   
2008  
   
   
2007  
   
   
   
   
   
   
  • Management of Chronic Heart Failure -  Clin Pharmacy Pr Guidelines
2006  
   
   
   
   
2005  
   
   
   
  • Treatment of Opiate Dependence
2004  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
2003  
   
  • Schizophrenia
   
  • Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attacks
   
  • Chronic Hepatitis B Infection  (Withdrawn)
   
   
   
2002  
  • Management of Asthma (being reviewed)
   
  • Osteoarthritis (being reviewed)
   
   
2001  
   
   
   
2000  
  • Use of Antibiotics in Adults
   
   
   
   
  • Diagnosis and Management of Headaches (being reviewed)
1999  
   
  • Stroke: Assessment, investigation, immediate management and secondary prevention
   
  • Management of Diabetic Retinopathy
   
  • Diabetes Mellitus
   
  • Diagnosis and Management of Epilepsy in Adults (Withdrawn)
1998  
  • Management of Paediatric Asthma
   
  • Management of H.Pylori Infection
1996  
  • Practice Guidelines - Gynaecological Endoscopic Procedures

 

Developed by Colleges and Chapters within AMS.

 

 

These publications are guidelines to clinical practice, based on the best available evidence at the time of development. Adherence to these guidelines may not ensure a successful outcome in every case. These guidelines should neither be construed as including all proper methods of care, nor exclude other acceptable methods of care. In addition, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are only as current as the evidence that supports them. Users must keep in mind that new evidence may supersede recommendations in these guidelines. Guidelines that have exceeded five years after publication have been withdrawn.

 

 

 

 

College of Anaesthesiologists, Singapore
Year Topic Title PDF
2002 Guidelines on Safe Sedation Practice for Investigation and Intervention Procedures  
2019 Guidelines on Preoperative Fasting in Patients undergoing Elective Surgery and Procedures *new* May 2019

 

College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Singapore
Year Topic Title PDF
2004 Clinical Practice Guidelines on Termination of Pregnancy  
1996 Guidelines on Gynaecological Endoscopic Procedures  

 

College of Psychiatrists
Year Topic Title PDF
2018 Guidelines on Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation In The Treatment Of Major Depressive Disorder (2018) *new* May 2018
2018 Guidelines on Practice of Electroconvulsive Therapy (2018) *new* May 2018

 

College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Singapore
Year Topic Title PDF
2018 Guidelines on Evaluation and Management of Neonatal Jaundice (2018) *new* October 2018
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College of Physicians, Singapore
Year Topic Title PDF
2006 Guidelines on Cardiac CT in Singapore   
2020 Chapter of Gastroenterologists' Professional Guidance on Risk Mitigation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy during COVID-19 Pandemic in Singapore  *new* {COVID-19 RELATED}
2020 Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients in Singapore During COVID-19 Pandemic  *new* {COVID-19 RELATED}

 

College of Radiologists, Singapore
Year Topic Title PDF
2007 Teleradiology Guidelines  
2003 Guidelines for Professional Responsibilities for PET-CT Imaging  
2003 Clinical Practice Guidelines on Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiotherapy  
2003 Guidelines on the Use of Magnetic Resonance imaging in Clinical Medicine  
2001 Training Standards Guidelines for Diagnostic Radiologists Performing Percutaneous Peripheral Angioplasty, Peripheral and Visceral Embolizations and Neurovascular Interventions  
2002 Guidelines on Breast Biopsy using Vacuum Assisted Devices (such as Mammotome)  
1998 Guidelines on the Practice of Electroconvulsive Therapy  
1995 Guidelines on the Use of Ultrasound in Medicine  
1992 Use of Lasers in Medicine Practice Guidelines  
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College of Surgeons, Singapore
Year Topic Title PDF
1992 Practice Guidelines - Gastrointestinal Endoscopy  
1992 Practice Guidelines - Laparoscopy & Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy  

 

Chapter of Pathologists
Year Topic Title PDF
2002 Guidelines for Post Mortem and retention of organs and tissues in Singapore  
2002 Guidelines on Safe Sedation Practice for Investigation and Intervention Procedures  
1999 Guidelines: Ethics of Laboratory Practice  
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Developed by Colleges and Chapters within AMS.

 

 

These publications are guidelines to clinical practice, based on the best available evidence at the time of development. Adherence to these guidelines may not ensure a successful outcome in every case. These guidelines should neither be construed as including all proper methods of care, nor exclude other acceptable methods of care. In addition, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are only as current as the evidence that supports them. Users must keep in mind that new evidence may supersede recommendations in these guidelines.

 

 

 

College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Singapore
2008  
  • Recommended ‘Best Practice’ Guidelines On Antenatal Screening For Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) And Other Fetal Aneuploides
2006  
  • DVT Prophylaxis in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
   
  • Investigations of Female Urinary Incontinence
   
  • Management and Evaluation of Menorrhagia (Including Management of Fibroids)
   
  • Management of Postpartum Haemorrhage
   
  • Management of Pre-Eclampsia
   
  • Investigation and Treatment of Couples with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
2004  
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
2003  
  • Termination of Pregnancy
2001  
  • Preterm Labour
2000  
  • Induction of Labour

 

 

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