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MOH clinical practice guidelines are considered automatically withdrawn five years after publication, or once an update has been issued, unless otherwise specified in individual guidelines.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.


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  • Management of Chronic Heart Failure -  Clin Pharmacy Pr Guidelines
  • Treatment of Opiate Dependence
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attacks
  • Chronic Hepatitis B Infection  (Withdrawn)
  • Management of Asthma (being reviewed)
  • Osteoarthritis (being reviewed)
  • Use of Antibiotics in Adults
  • Diagnosis and Management of Headaches (being reviewed)
  • Stroke: Assessment, investigation, immediate management and secondary prevention
  • Management of Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diagnosis and Management of Epilepsy in Adults (Withdrawn)
  • Management of Paediatric Asthma
  • Management of H.Pylori Infection
  • Practice Guidelines - Gynaecological Endoscopic Procedures


Developed by Colleges and Chapters within AMS.



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
2002 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 


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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