Type 2 diabetes more common in patients with psoriasis

Rates of type 2 diabetes may be higher among patients with psoriasis, the authors of a study published online last week in the Journal of...

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...

CMS to scrap low-cost benefit options

In a surprising move, the Council for Medical Schemes has announced that all Low-Cost Benefit Options (LCBOs) used by low-income earners in the country...

Discovery states “unequivocal” support for NHI

Discovery Health (DH) has declared its unequivocal support for the NHI, saying it is supportive of any structural change that assists in strengthening and...

Increase in bedsores in public hospital, an indication of poor healthcare

Patients in Gauteng public hospitals have suffered 2002 hospital-acquired pressure sores in the last two years, which is a terrible indicator of poor healthcare. This...

SAPPF urges government not to pass NHI Bill in current form

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has requested government not to pass the NHI Bill in its current form, saying it lacks clarity...

Prompt payment, CON issues addressed by NHI’s Crisp

Practitioners will be paid in real time, no real need for a Certificate of Need, and services will have to push ahead without a patient records...

OPINION PIECE: The Marmite NHI

John Bercow, the recently-retired speaker of the United Kingdom parliament, was recently referred to by a reporter as “the marmite speaker”. The expression was developed,...

Immediate, shorter-term answers to current difficulties required: ASAIPA NHI Submission

A more immediate or shorter-term answer to the difficulties currently faced in the provision of healthcare must be prioritised, the Alliance of SA Independent Practitioner Associations (ASAIPA)...

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...

SECTION27 asks for public input on NHI before 29 November deadline

SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign have asked the public to give input on issues in the NHI Bill that they have identified for...

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Paving way for new doctors entering ‘daunting’ environment

The recent GP Expo at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, essentially a networking platform for healthcare professionals such as general practitioners, doctors, clinical leads and primary healthcare...

Today’s doctors and the fourth industrial revolution… *

Today’s doctors find themselves in a world characterised by digital disruption. Globally, healthcare costs are skyrocketing. This trend has been fuelled by ageing populations,...

Digital health. Where did it all start?

This is the second article in a series on digital innovation in the medical field and how it will affect, improve and change medical...

Wits’ Prof Moosa honoured with ASAIPA National Medical Award for Lifetime...

Prof Shabir Moosa, newly appointed World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) Africa region president and prominent in primary care education at the University of...

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