News

KZN’s Dr Zweli Mkhize new Minister of Health

State President Cyril Ramaphosa has just announced that Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, succeeds Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa’s...

Allergy

Update: HPCSA’s first national conference

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting its first-ever National Conference from 18 - 20 August 2019 at the Emperor’s...

Cardiology

SAPPF: Resolutions taken at AGM

The SAPPF held its AGM at the end of next last month and passed various resolutions on issues pertaining to issues affecting private practice....

Critical Care

SAPPF: Resolutions taken at AGM

The SAPPF held its AGM at the end of next last month and passed various resolutions on issues pertaining to issues affecting private practice....

Dermatology

CMS launches pilot programme for planned National Beneficiary Registry

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) is going ahead with its plan to establish a central repository containing the details of all medical scheme...

Diabetes

CORRECTION: Scheme access to patient treatment records

In the Med Brief Africa report “Doctor must, by law, release record to scheme on request” (posted 1 July 2019 and since removed), the...

Dietetics

Emergency Medicine

SA’s top hospitals according to Discovery Health

Mediclinic, private hospital group Busamed and independent private hospitals have come up tops in Discovery Health latest survey to choose South Africa’s 20 best...

Gastroenterology

SAPPF: Resolutions taken at AGM

The SAPPF held its AGM at the end of next last month and passed various resolutions on issues pertaining to issues affecting private practice....

General Practice

Gynaecology

SAPPF: Resolutions taken at AGM

The SAPPF held its AGM at the end of next last month and passed various resolutions on issues pertaining to issues affecting private practice....

HIV

Hospital

Music viable alternative to meds in reducing anxiety before anaesthesia

Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to an anaesthesia procedure, according to a Penn Medicine study published in the...

Imaging

Nephrology

SAPPF: Resolutions taken at AGM

The SAPPF held its AGM at the end of next last month and passed various resolutions on issues pertaining to issues affecting private practice....

Neurology

SAPPF: Resolutions taken at AGM

The SAPPF held its AGM at the end of next last month and passed various resolutions on issues pertaining to issues affecting private practice....

Nurses

Oncology

SAPPF: Resolutions taken at AGM

The SAPPF held its AGM at the end of next last month and passed various resolutions on issues pertaining to issues affecting private practice....

Ophthalmology

PCNS warns about scam

The Private Code Numbering System (PCNS) is warning all healthcare professionals that the BHF's name has recently been used falsely to send SMS’s to PCNS...

Optometry

Doctor pharmacist collaboration essential to cut out iatrogenesis risks

South African patients are essentially getting a raw deal when it comes to medication counselling and assured adherence “In the United States they experience from...

Paediatrics

Guidance updated for managing infants at group B strep risk

New guidelines for the management and treatment of group B streptococcal (GBS) disease in infants have just been published online in Pediatrics. Karen M. Puopolo, M.D.,...

Pain and Anaesthesia

Music viable alternative to meds in reducing anxiety before anaesthesia

Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to an anaesthesia procedure, according to a Penn Medicine study published in the...

Pharmacy

Music viable alternative to meds in reducing anxiety before anaesthesia

Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to an anaesthesia procedure, according to a Penn Medicine study published in the...

Psychiatry

SAPPF: Resolutions taken at AGM

The SAPPF held its AGM at the end of next last month and passed various resolutions on issues pertaining to issues affecting private practice....

Surgery

Music viable alternative to meds in reducing anxiety before anaesthesia

Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to an anaesthesia procedure, according to a Penn Medicine study published in the...

Urology

SAPPF: Resolutions taken at AGM

The SAPPF held its AGM at the end of next last month and passed various resolutions on issues pertaining to issues affecting private practice....