The Centre for Health Professionals Training supports training of the future healthcare workforce through continual learning and skills upgrading for health professionals who provide care across the healthcare continuum.
The Centre for Health Professionals Training was established in 2017 as one of the six Centres under the National University Health System.
Mr Dennie Hsu was the inaugural Centre Director who convened different work streams that focused on different staff groups. With his extensive knowledge and experience in Allied Health professions, the Expert Series was conceived, where domain experts were invited to develop niche, skills-based programmes that focused on knowledge and skills transfer from these experts to the local Allied Health Professionals.
His team also focused on developing programmes to train a future-ready healthcare workforce, looking at skillsets that will ensure the healthcare workforce remains relevant in this era of disruptive innovation and transform the way healthcare is delivered.
The current team comprises the following who are highly committed to healthcare professional education and training.
Adj. A/Prof Michael Ong is currently the Head (Diagnostics), Allied Health and Pharmacy at the National University Hospital and concurrently the Group Director, Allied Health Council and Centre Director of the Centre for Health Professionals Training (CHPT) at the National University Health System.
As Group Director, he led the Council in defining NUHS
Allied Health, restructured career and professional development pathways and
consolidated training and development under the Centre for Allied Health
Excellence. He has also expanded the repertoire of bespoke skills-based
training programmes under CHPT. At NUH, he provides clinical operations support
for the Diagnostics departments and supported the restructuring of Allied
Health and Pharmacy in providing professional oversight for various
Allied Health professional groups within clinical disciplines.
A diagnostic radiographer by training, he remains active in radiography practice and education, and was appointed as Adjunct Associate Professor at SIT since 2022 and as Associate Lecturer at Parkway College. He was involved in implementing professional registration of diagnostic radiography and radiation therapy under the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC), and developing the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography programme at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) in 2016.
He served as past President of the Singapore Society of Radiographers and is currently a council member of the AHPC and serves on the Complaints Panels of the AHPC, SMC and SDC. He also holds several appointments internationally relating to Radiography and Radiological Informatics.
Apr 2016 : Appointment of Centre for Health Professionals Training Workgroups
Jan 2017 : Establishment of Centre for Health Professionals Training as one of the six NUHS Centres
Nov 2017 : Launch of first workshop as part of the Expert Series
July 2017 : Launch of first course as part of the Healthcare Support Series
Mar 2018 : Launch of first workshop as part of the Future-Ready Skills Series
Apr 2020 : Transition of 6 Centres of Excellence to Alexandra Campus
Dec 2021 : Collaborated with NUHS Mind Science Centre (MSC) on organising 2 new workshops
Jan 2022: Collaborated with
NUS YLLSOM-DGMS to launch the Executive Certificate in Healthcare Improvement via
Jan 2023: Launch of Health Informatics Workshop to introduce participants to foundational concepts in healthcare informatics (HCIT), the local HCIT landscape and the HCIT ecosystem within NUH / NUHS
Aug 2023: Collaborated with NTFGH on organising 2 new workshops