Proposals to curb escalating medico-legal claims released for comment

With medical negligence claims in both the private and public healthcare sector escalating to billions of rands in the past few years, the South...

Leadership award for Dr Strachan

Dr Simon Strachan, SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) CEO and Business for SA executive, is the recipient of the annual Discovery Leadership in Health Award 2021 Jointly selected...

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Managing healthcare delivery in future…

The growing trend of patients demanding better healthcare experiences, emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) being put to work, new healthcare models threatening...

Glitch delays rollout of Covid-19 booster shots for healthcare workers

Due to a technical glitch, the start of the Sisonke Booster Trial for healthcare workers (HCWs) has been delayed by a day. According to the Department...

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Pfizer jab’s effectiveness in protecting against Covid hospitalisations and deaths confirmed...

Two doses of the Pfizer vaccine reduced the risk of being hospitalised or dying from Covid-19 In South Africa by more than 90% compared...

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Stopping clawbacks from funders could be “catastrophic”

If the SA Society of Physiotherapy’s (SASP) should succeed in its court bid to declare unconstitutional Section 59(3) of the Medical Scheme Act (MSA)...

Facemask ventilation of surgery patients does not increase spread of COVID-19

New research published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) says that the use of facemask ventilation during routine surgery should not...

Aspen opens world-class anesthetics manufacturing hub in the Eastern Cape

Aspen has launched one of the world’s largest hubs for the manufacturing of general anaesthetic products at its manufacturing site in Gqeberha in the...

Third of leukaemia patients do not generate antibody response to two...

A third of patients with the most common type of leukaemia fail to generate any measurable antibody response following two doses of COVID-19 vaccination...

Need for uniformity in device-related funding stressed

Medical device and funding industry representatives have agreed that, mainly because of the fragmented nature of both relationships and processes, uniform measures have to...

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COVID has shown ‘we can do it!’ – Crisp

The sharing of hospital resources during the height of COVID and the collective effort on the planning and implementation of the entire vaccination programme...

Single payer system ‘takes away diversity of alternatives’

One of the setbacks with a single payer system is that takes way the diversity of alternatives in the event of inevitable failures, Hospital...

Profs Madhi and Schoub honoured for scientific achievements

The Academy of Science of South Africa’s (ASSAf) has bestowed its highest award for outstanding achievement in scientific on to two prominent scientists in...