HPCSA announces contingency plans during COVID-19 outbreak

The HPCSA says it has invoked its Business Continuity Plan in the light of the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic as a national disaster in the...

Government intents on destroying private health insurance to pave way...

The announcement by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) that no Low-Cost Benefit Options (LCBO) will be allowed for low-income consumers and no health...

OPINION: It’s time we gave the Pharmaceutical Industry some accolades!!

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Regenerative medicine is transforming health and medicine due to the lightning-speed advances in genomics, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, data science, AI, robotics, to name just a...

CMS Annual Report: Financial health of schemes and members declining as...

Findings of the Health Market Inquiry on increasing healthcare costs in the private sector and its recommendations for far-reaching changes to the current status...

SA doctors want more guidance on record-keeping

Diane Baylis, clinical risk educator for Risk Prevention at MPS, reports on a recent study into record-keeping habits by doctors in South Africa Doctors understand...

CMS to establish Advisory Committees to deal with controversial decision on...

In what appears to be an about turn on its controversial decision to scrap low-cost benefit options (LCBOs), the Council of Medical Schemes (CMS)...

CMS to brief stakeholders on scrapping of low-cost benefit options as...

As the Council of Medical Schemes’ (CMS) Registrar, Dr Sipho Kabane prepares to  brief the medical schemes industry on the regulator’s bombshell announcement last...

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Asthma not among common COVID-19 problems

Asthma is not among the top 10 chronic health problems in people who have died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in New York state,...

BHF welcomes HPCSA’s lifting of telemedicine ban

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has welcomed the lifting of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) telemedicine ban to broadly permit...

Battling COVID-19 in SA: Cooperation of doctors key to winning the...

With between 60-70% of South Africans expected to be infected with COVID-19, there is a dire need for the response of healthcare professionals to...

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2020 – A tipping point for the SA Pharma Sector

While a tough decade awaits the pharmaceutical sector, 2020 will mark a turning point in the way pharmaceutical companies do business says Erik Roos,...

PCNS valuable ‘but poorly understood’ asset

The Practice Code Numbering System (PCNS), the number allotted to a supplier of a relevant health service as a practice number by an organisation...

Commonly prescribed drugs may cause cognitive impairment

In a population-based, cross-sectional cohort study in BMJ Open, researchers scoured the UK Biobank for correlations between common medications and cognitive function. The study sample included UK Biobank...

SA healthcare workers prioritised for flu shots amid COVID-19 pandemic

Health workers are to be prioritised to receive the flu vaccine this year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As the vaccines are pre-ordered a year...

NHI constitutionality in focus at next IHRM seminar

Key questions surrounding the viability and legality of the proposed national health insurance funding system as proposed in the NHI Bill in terms of...

SAPPF puts COVID-19 financial and other support measures for healthcare providers...

The SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has reiterated its support for healthcare practitioners during the COVID-19 crisis and has taken the following measures to...