BHF Conference speaker line-up announced

Speakers at the 21st Annual BHF Conference, to be held in Cape Town from 18 to 21 May, will be:  Thematic sessions for the conference...

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...

Top stories you may have missed

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

Hybrid Cardiology theme for SA Heart 2022

Theme for the 22nd SA Heart Annual Congress 2022, to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from 27 to 30 October, will be “Face to Face | The...

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...

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...

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,...

Avocado reduces risk for CVD, coronary heart disease

A study just published online in the Journal of the American Heart Association has shown that two or more servings of avocado per week is...

TOP STORIES you may have missed…

Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week… Public sector ultimate goal for new home...

Public sector ultimate goal for new home care model

A massive proportion the healthcare spend  goes towards brick and mortar facilities and servicing the overheads rather than going towards the things that make...

Public health crises: call made to ‘distrusted’ medical aid societies

Running a public health system “with all the posts frozen” was just one of the many anomalies in the current public health environment identified...

COVID experience gone some way to resolving contracting issues

That GP contracting cannot happen in a vacuum and that the procurement and contracting of specialist services should be through global tariff mechanisms are...

Health system problems: time to make the difficult choices up front

A non-negotiable priority right now before any meaningful work can be done to sort out the healthcare problems in South Africa must be breaching...

No HIV ‘waves’, ‘daily reports’, but 125000 deaths every year…’ongoing

Efforts on safe sex education and on other risky behaviours that drive HIV/AIDS need to be "re-doubled" if there is to be any hope...

Doctors delighted at HPCSA’s fees reversal

SAMA has welcomed the decision by the HPCSA to reverse its exorbitant fee hikes of 13% for the 2022/2023 financial year. The Council announced...

HPCSA announces U-turn on exorbitant fee increases

 Following healthcare practitioners’ outcry over the HPCSA’s steep fee hikes for 2022/2023 and threats of legal action, the Council has capitulated, realigning the tariffs...

Peer guidance preferred provider approach to funder collaboration

The fact that the views of the medical schemes presenting to the parliamentary health portfolio committee on the NHI Draft Bill and the views...

GP awareness essential in filling health, environment gap

While medical organizations dealing with global environmental issues have acknowledged that family doctors can effectively close the gap between health and the environment, many...