What is the TCM Development Grant

and how to go about claiming it?

Did you know, as a TCM physician in Singapore, you can claim up to $200 from the TCM Development Grant for your TCM CPE lessons? TCM clinics are also able to claim funding for clinic facilities and IT enhancements. Here is a step-by-step guide for you on claiming from the TCM Development Grant.

The Traditional Chinese Medicine Development Grant (TCMDG), announced in 2017 by the Ministry of Health Singapore (MOH), sets to further develop the Traditional Chinese Medicine sector so as to better meet the evolving needs of the Singapore population. TCMDG aims to provide funding support for training (professional development) and overall improvement on the delivery of TCM services, especially in the areas of infection control and elderly patient safety in Singapore.

Who is it for and what can be claimed?

Claim up to 80% of total course fees for courses organised by TCMPB-accredited providers capped at $200 per year

herb dispensers

and clinic assistants

Claim up to 80% of total course fees for courses organised by TCMPB-accredited providers capped at $100 per year

TCM Clinics

  1. Facilities enhancement

  2. IT enhancement

  3. IT capability enhancement

TCM Course

providers

Expenses incurred for organising local conferences, seminars and workshops

TCM

Physicians

For TCM Clinics:

1. Facilities enhancement includes installation of sinks, grab bars in toilets, ramps for wheelchair access etc. Claim up to 50% of cost incurred or up to $10,000, whichever is lower

2. IT enhancement

•Patient Management Systems

•Software to support data collection and statistical analysis

•Establishment of online portals to publish information and provide online platforms for patients’ feedback

Claim up to 50% of cost incurred or up to $20,000, whichever is lower

3. IT capability enhancement includes computers, printers and scanners. Claim up to 50% of cost incurred or up to $5,000, whichever is lower

TCM physician using a TCM computer system explaining to patient

How to submit a claim for your TCM CPE?

It is very simple. Just follow these few steps.

Register and attend TCM CPE lessons conducted by TCMPB-accredited TCM CPE providers

Fill in Application Form for Individuals from Ministry of Health website

Print out the TCM CPE history report from TCMPB Professional Registration System

Submit the Application Form, TCM CPE history report and CPE receipts to the TCMDG Secretariat either by post or email before calendar year end

For more information on the eligibility criteria and claiming for TCM clinics, please find out more at the Ministry of Health website link here.

​Or contact TCMDG at:

TCMDG Secretariat (TCMDG 秘书处)

College of Medicine Building

16 College Road Singapore 169854

 

Email:

clare_chou@moh.gov.sg

ng_jin_ju@moh.gov.sg

tan_kok_hsien@moh.gov.sg

 

Tel:

6325-1564

6325-1253

6325-3246