Gastroenterology

Should patients call doctors by their first names?*

For some this is OK but for others, a problem…

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...

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...

CPD points now available on online medical CME platform

South African health professionals will now be able to earn their CPD points by watching medical lectures online. Medtalkz, SA’s new open access library of medical...

Hydroxychloroquine combinations associated with increased mortality in cancer patients with SARS-CoV-2

For adults with invasive cancer and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, treatment with hydroxychloroquine in combination with any other drug is...

Netcare’s Richard Friedland sells R200 million worth of shares

The recent drop in Netcare’s share price following the release of weak interim results has forced CEO Richard Friedland to sell R200 million worth...

Netcare starts with hospital staff retrenchment process

Netcare has confirmed that the company has issued a Section 189 notice relating to the possible retrenchment of staff members and that it will be embarking...

CMS: Why we are stopping low-cost benefit options

In this article that originally appeared in Fin24, the CEO and Registrar of the Council for Medical Schemes, Dr Sipho Kabane explains why the...

SAHPRA warns about quinolone/fluoroquinolone antibiotics

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has issued new safety information on the use of the oral, injectable and inhalation quinolone/fluoroquinolone antibiotics following a...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

Quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics: More warnings sounded

As lawyers in the US move forward with lawsuits against some manufacturers of quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics following a worldwide increase in the number of patients...

SAHPRA on track to finalise licensing of medical devices and start...

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says it is on track to start with the call-up process for the registration of medical...

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...

Why SA’s health could crumble under pressure from NCDs

Researchers are warning that NCDs are becoming an increasing burden on the South African health system

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...

OPINION: A call for strengthened private and public healthcare systems in...

Never let a good crisis go to waste. That's what we are seeing in a time of the coronavirus crisis. Governments the world over...

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...

First dedicated haematology unit opened in Johannesburg

The first dedicated private haematology unit in greater Johannesburg for the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of acute and chronic blood cancers and other...