Retrenchment for employers: five critical need-to-knows

First of a series of labour-related articles for healthcare establishments and practices by Jacqui Reed, an attorney specialising in corporate employment law and immigration...

SASA publishes revised 2018 practice guidelines

The South African Society of Anaesthesiologists has published an extensive review of its practice guidelines in response to changing demands of the healthcare system and anaesthesia...

Choosing the right Synalar® product for your patient

Topical corticosteroids are among the most commonly prescribed medication for inflammatory and hyperproliferative skin diseases.1 The mechanism of action of corticosteroids can be specific or...

Netcare’s Richard Friedland sells R200 million worth of shares

The recent drop in Netcare’s share price following the release of weak interim results has forced CEO Richard Friedland to sell R200 million worth...

Evaluating surgeon gowning steps for optimal sterile operating theatre techniques

The chances of contamination may be lower in the operating theatre if surgeons put their gowns on by themselves

Trauma surgeon honoured with prestigious award

 Renowned trauma surgeon, Prof Elias Degiannis, has been recognised for his extraordinary contribution in the fields of trauma medicine and critical care, and for his long...

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Adcock Ingram shuts down manufacturing plant after employee tested positive for...

Adcock Ingram Critical Care has confirmed that an employee at its Aeroton manufacturing facility in Johannesburg has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the...

Voortgesette inperking: ‘n Perfekte storm broei vir GP’s en pasiënte

This is the first article in a series on the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on medical practices and patients  Terwyl die wêreld spook om...

Doctors’ attire really does matter to patients

Physicians may want to dig a little deeper into their closets, or grab their white coats on the way out of the operating room, if they...

Netcare starts with hospital staff retrenchment process

Netcare has confirmed that the company has issued a Section 189 notice relating to the possible retrenchment of staff members and that it will be embarking...

Quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics: More warnings sounded

As lawyers in the US move forward with lawsuits against some manufacturers of quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics following a worldwide increase in the number of patients...

First dedicated haematology unit opened in Johannesburg

The first dedicated private haematology unit in greater Johannesburg for the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of acute and chronic blood cancers and other...

UV disinfection 97.7% effective in eliminating pathogens in hospital settings

Using ultraviolet (UV) disinfection technology to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections eliminated up to 97.7% of pathogens in operating theatres, according to a study published...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

The top 25 medical lab tests around the world

A recent study can help governments understand which diagnostic laboratory tests are most important when developing universal health coverage systems. Researchers from five countries found that diagnostic laboratory...

CMS: Why we are stopping low-cost benefit options

In this article that originally appeared in Fin24, the CEO and Registrar of the Council for Medical Schemes, Dr Sipho Kabane explains why the...

Section 12J for HCP’s

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