ALLSA Conference 2022: Report Back Part 1

The Allergy Society of South Africa’s annual conference took place in Durban from 15 to 17 September. With the theme, Allergies: Behind the Mask,...

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Murder anniversary, specialist arrest* prompts specialised medico-legal input plea

A recent survey has shown that almost nine out of 10 doctors are concerned about facing an investigation following an adverse patient outcome during...

Aesthetic Medicine concludes 17th annual congress in Pretoria

"Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine for medical doctors", theme for this year’s 17th Aesthetic Medicine Congress of South Africa, held at the CSIR International Convention...

Aesthetic Medicine concludes 17th annual congress in Pretoria

"Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine for medical doctors", theme for this year’s 17th Aesthetic Medicine Congress of South Africa, held at the CSIR International Convention...

Health Squared placed under provisional curatorship

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has given notice that Health Squared Medical Scheme has been placed under provisional curatorship effective from yesterday, Thursday, 8 September...

Health quality signs of improvement in wake of COVID

Although COVID had a considerable influence on health services and delivery in recent years, health quality appears to have shown some improvement in certain...

LEGALLY SPEAKING: a legal view on current health sector matters

The recent announcement by Health Squared medical scheme that it would be applying for voluntary liquidation and that all healthcare cover to its members...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Arrest of KZN surgeon on murder charge...

Derm Diaries: Dr Lev’s personal journey to maintaining control of adult...

By Dr Lev Naidoo* (pictured) People often ask how I chose dermatology. Growing up I struggled with severe nodulocystic acne. After trying my own remedies...

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Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

‘Anyone’ handling in-practice patient data subject to POPI Act accountability

While there is a growing awareness of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) and all its ramifications across the board,...

What’s behind SA’s escalating medico-legal claims

 By Larisse Prinsen Senior Lecturer in Law, University of the Free State. This article originally appeared in The Conversation and is republished under a Creative...

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Here are some of the articles medical practitioner readers of Med Brief Africa found the most interesting during the past week: Civil unrest ‘top of...

As Covid-19 cases dwindle in SA, monkeypox slips in through the...

Although only five cases of monkeypox have been reported in South Africa so far, it should be considered a matter of concern by the...

SA among hardest hit by COVID deaths – Gray

South Africa has been one of the hardest hit countries in terms of COVID-19-attributed deaths at a global level, Prof Glenda Gray, SA Medical Research Council...

BHF takes action against CMS over LCBO moratorium

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has applied to the High Court in Pretoria to overturn the moratorium that effectively prohibits medical schemes from...

AMCSA Congress to feature latest developments in aesthetic medicine

Date: 8-10 September Venue CSIR ICC, Pretoria   The 17th Aesthetic Medicine Congress of South Africa hosted at the CSIR ICC in Pretoria from 08 – 10...