Local healthcare workers fear mental health stigma

The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a rise in mental health disorders worldwide1 with healthcare workers on the frontline among the most affected, yet those who...

2022 SAAFP Congress: Bouncing back – resilience in the face of...

Focusing on how family physicians and primary care practices can adapt to the changing circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 24th Congress of...

Addressing healthcare incident issues to curb medicolegal claims

Identifying healthcare incidents, recognising he needs of those affected, examining what happened to understand the causes, and responding with action to mitigate will be...

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Covid-related hospital admissions on the up again as 5th wave becomes...

 South Africa has for all intents and purposes entered the 5th wave of the Covid-19 pandemic with a sustained rise in the number of...

Why medical aid schemes and insurance companies should be allowed to...

The outbreak of COVID-19 has once again shed a spotlight on the importance of affordable access to quality primary healthcare. When the pandemic was...

HIE: A solution to address SA’ highly fragmented health system

Although Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have become an integral part of the country’s private healthcare system, the data contained in these records remain highly...

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DoH’s essential incident and complaint guidance for healthcare professionals welcomed

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has welcomed the publication of two pieces of essential guidance from the Department of Health, providing healthcare professionals with...

Topical tretinoin in dermatology

 By Dr Ayesha Moola, Dermatologist* Retinoids (Vitamin A and its metabolites) are potent regulators of cellular activities, including cell development and differentiation, and they mediate...

NHI Bill: schemes’ ‘hackle’ clause can be removed, re-worded

The draft NHI Bill clause causing “conflict and confusion” among medical schemes, i.e. Section 8 2b – “which gives the impression that the intention...

Health Information Exchange launched to improve patient care in SA

          Dr Rolan Christian, CEO of CareConnectThe launch of South Africa’s first industry-wide Health Information Exchange (HIE), emanating from the...

KeyHealth Medical Scheme’s curatorship lifted

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has confirmed that the curatorship placed on KeyHealth Medical Scheme in March last year has been uplifted. Justice...

Urgent plea to government, judiciary, in wake of doctor killing

The Independent Practitioners Association Foundation (IPAF), umbrella body for the country’s IPAs, has issued a ‘very important plea’ to the South African government and...

Schemes’ NHI concerns in prospect for Friday’s webinar

Medical scheme risk managers will have the opportunity to ask questions and express their concerns about National Health Insurance (NHI) when Dr Nicholas Crisp,...

Generics manufacturers applauded for overcoming COVID, ingredients supply challenges

Generic medicine manufacturers in South Africa have been applauded for their critical role in securing sufficient medicines for those in need in the face...

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