Emergency Medicine

Prof Ken Boffard awarded Netcare’s highest honour

World-renowned South African trauma surgeon Prof Ken Boffard whose contributions to life-saving surgical practice and academia are acknowledged the world over, has been awarded Netcare’s highest honour,...

Retrenchment for employers: five critical need-to-knows

First of a series of labour-related articles for healthcare establishments and practices by Jacqui Reed, an attorney specialising in corporate employment law and immigration...

Surrogate motherhood agreements

It is now over 10 years since the Children’s Act has provided for surrogate motherhood agreements. Previously our law considered those contracts to be...

KZN’s Dr Zweli Mkhize new Minister of Health

State President Cyril Ramaphosa has just announced that Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, succeeds Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa’s...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

Common use of peripherally inserted central catheters could be risky

Many hospital patients get medicine or nutrition delivered straight into their bloodstream through a tiny device called a PICC. In just a decade, it's become the...

SA’s top hospitals according to Discovery Health

Mediclinic, private hospital group Busamed and independent private hospitals have come up tops in Discovery Health latest survey to choose South Africa’s 20 best...

Section 12J for HCP’s

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Doctors appeal to President to end hard lockdown now

Almost 30 doctors including GPs, psychiatrists, surgeons and researchers have signed a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to relax the current hard...

More volunteers needed for COVID-19 Doctors on Call Programme

The Covid-19 Doctors on Call oversight committee is appealing to all South African registered doctors to consider voluntary participation in the Covid-19 Doctors on...

Notification obligations under a medical malpractice insurance policy

Medical malpractice insurance is a practical necessity in the current litigious environment, as an unfavourable judgment can lead to severe financial and reputation consequences. Some of the most serious...

October SA Heart Congress cancelled

The SA Heart & PCR Congress 2020, scheduled to have taken place from 22 to 25 October at the Sandton Convention Centre, has been cancelled. “This unfortunate decision...

Board of Healthcare Funders MD DR KATLEGO MOTHUDI: ‘Many areas where...

Being appointed Managing Director of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) in September 2017 could well have been perceived as a natural progression for...

Titanium Awards deadline extended, reduced to two categories

Convenors of the 6th Annual Titanium Awards have announced that the deadline has been extended to 31 July 2020 and instead of the original...

Schedule 2, 3 & 4 chronic medications: 12-month repeats now permitted

Patients on Schedule 2, 3 and 4 chronic medications may now be prescribed repeats of up to 12 months by their pharmacist, Minister of Health, Dr Zweli...

Interim guidance for CPR in patients with COVID-19

The American Heart Association (AHA) and seven other medical societies have issued interim guidance to inform treatment of victims of cardiac arrest with suspected...

Occupational health ‘high risk’ for contracting virus

The occupational health environment during this COVID-19 challenge is most certainly stressful and high risk for contracting the disease, according to Far East Rand...

COVID-19: special guidelines reminder for medical practice

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has recognised the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and has provided special guidelines that apply during...