A Dialogue With Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah on 20 August 2017 in London

Please be informed about an upcoming event with Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the Director-General of Health Malaysia on Sunday 20 August 2017 in London.

At this session, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham will share updates on the healthcare industry in Malaysia and the opportunities available for returning healthcare professionals. We are also hosting a panel dialogue comprising Datuk Dr Noor Hisham, Prof Dato’ Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman (Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya), Dr Helmy Haja Mydin (Consultant Respiratory Physician who returned under TalentCorp’s Returning Expert Programme) and a healthcare employer.

This is a great platform for an open discussion with Datuk Dr Noor Hisham and our guests. Our CEO, Shareen Shariza will be present, to share about the Returning Expert Programme for healthcare professionals.

Date : 20 August 2017 (Sunday)
Session :
(1) 9.00am – 12.30pm
(2) 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue : Park City Grand Plaza Kensington, London

Feedback to http://www.talentcorp.my/ukhealthcaredialogue

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Medical regulations 2017

Practicing doctors should be aware of the upcoming Medical Regulations 2017 which will be coming to force 1 July, except for some parts stated otherwise)

The document for your reference:

Download (PDF, 636KB)

Things to note:
1) Professional indemnity will be compulsory and tied to your APC (this is for both public and private doctors)
2) NSR registration will be compulsory for specialists
3) In the future (beginning 1 January 2019) CPD points will be compulsory – 20 points for APC. 100 points over 5 years for NSR

For more information and discussion, see our DOBBS forums for doctors.

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Voluntary health insurance scheme to be introduced next year

There was a recent news article about an upcoming “Voluntary health insurance scheme” announced by the Hon. Health Minister


(image credit: Malay Mail)

JOHOR BARU, May 3 — The government will introduce a voluntary health insurance scheme in the middle of next year as part of its efforts to provide an alternative health care services to the people.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the structure of the insurance scheme had been approved by the Cabinet and currently 40 per cent completed.

“It will be operated by non-profit organisations under the ministry purview,” he told reporters after officiating the National Conference of Medical Assistant (CMA) 2017 here yesterday.

As they say, the devil is in the details and there’s lots we still don’t know.
– who are these “non-profit organisations”?
– what is the management fee like? (yes, even non-profits will cost money to run)
– what is the funding structure like?
– what is the coverage like?
– will the scheme cover those with pre-existing illnesses and the elderly?
– which hospitals are covered?
– what are the premiums going to be like?
– what is the structure of corporate governance , transparency and accountability?

It was “pre-announced” back in June 2016, so it has been planned for some time now.

We shall see how this scheme unfolds.

Related blog posts:
Do we really need a Government run Health insurance scheme?
Health Insurance Reforms needed in Malaysia

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