Council recommends 4,2% limit to 2022 scheme increases

Medical schemes that burden members with steep contribution increases that are unsustainable “are ill-suited to the conditions of a post-COVID economy”, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)...

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The Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA) and the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) have raised their concerns on the use of...

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Warning issued on looted medications

Medical professionals have been requested to remind their patients to only buy or receive medication from registered medical professionals, accredited pharmacies or medical facilities,...

The toll of the violent unrest on the health sector revealed…...

A total of 120 pharmacies, including 71 vaccination sites were damaged, burned or looted, and 47 000 Covid-19 vaccine doses destroyed during last week’s...

SAMA Virtual Conference 2021: Practicing during a pandemic

The South African Medical Association will hold its 2021 conference virtually over three days in August. The theme of the conference is “Practicing during a...

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Disband MAC for transparent, independent body ‘not reporting to politicians’: Dasoo

A call has been made for the COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) to be disbanded and reconvened as an independent body operating transparently and...

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By Jacqui Nel, Business Unit Head of Healthcare at Aon South Africa With the impact of the pandemic set to be long-term, and many work...

Call for ALL HCWs not yet vaccinated to register ‘as soon...

Those health care workers in line with the Department of Health’s vaccination roll-out approach who have not yet been vaccinated must register for their...

SAMA presents legal ultimatum on interns placement

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has given the Department of Health, the Acting Minister of Health, and the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)...

Cannabis: still more questions than answers…

The lack of scientific evidence on the benefits of cannabis in the treatment of medical conditions have added to the complexities surrounding its use...

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PPS Healthcare Administrators and Brandmed have joined forces to provide a digitally-enabled, outcomes-based managed care solution to address the reactive fragmented, inefficient and expensive...

Interim findings of Sisonke study in HCWs published

Researchers involved in the Sisonke study during which than 480 000 South African healthcare workers were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine...

GSK celebrates impact of healthcare partnerships for millions of South African...

Over 4.5 million South African children across Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Free State and Western Cape have benefited from a series of healthcare partnerships...