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Academic Clinical Programmes (ACP)

An Academic Clinical Programme (ACP) is a SingHealth cluster-wide framework for all clinical specialties to advance in Academic Medicine with resources and funding support from SingHealth and Duke-NUS. Each ACP brings together specialists in a particular discipline from different institutions to maximise the power of shared knowledge and resources. 

The formation of ACPs taps on the combined strengths of the partnership between the SingHealth Group and Duke-NUS. Research, scholarly work and education contribute to the enhancement of patient care. ACPs give recognition to clinicians who have been contributing actively to teaching and research as multi-disciplinary teams that strive to improve patient care and outcomes.

In parallel with campus development, SGH research has evolved from a system of block or thematic grants to a system of Core provision of resources and research Themes led by ACPs. The Core Facilities have developed and matured and the ACPs have grown in number from 2 to 6, each having a Research Committee, rotating chair and membership from all relevant constituencies. Overall this system is manageable, provides access to scientific techniques for all projects and regulatory support and accountability. The system ties together a large and complex campus drawing ever more clinical areas in to research productivity.