Contributory negligence, apportionment of damages: shared liability not to be overlooked

The steep increase in the number of medical malpractice lawsuits in South Africa in the past few years - with obstetricians, gynaecologists and neurosurgeons...

GDoH on an apparent roll to address issues raised in Dr...

 In an indication that it is starting to move on the dire conditions in Gauteng’s public health service recently highlighted by paediatric gastroenterologist Dr...

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SAPPF expressed its outrage at further action against Dr De Maayer

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has added its voice to the renewed outrage over continuing disciplinary action against reinstated paediatric gastroenterologist, Dr...

The current health system is ‘failing everyone’

By BH Groenewald* “Many poor people are denied care when they need it. Many privileged people are given treatment that they don’t need – some...

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Death notification forms: Take a breath before signing them off –...

Chris Bateman Knowing the law is essential to confidently handling any familial or professional pressure when writing up a death notice - and to avoid...

Babies exposed to COVID in the womb show neurodevelopmental changes, research...

Babies born to mothers who suffered COVID-19 disease during pregnancy seem to exhibit differences in neurodevelopmental outcomes at six weeks, according to a preliminary...

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BHF responds to scheme council on LCBO, PMB issues

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has added its voice to reaction to the Council for Medical Schemes' (CMS') "blanket refusal" to exempt medical schemes...

Constitutionality, corruption among concerns in NHI Bill submissions

There was a high level of concern among respondents in their submissions to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health on the National Health Insurance...

Care advised with steady rise in telehealth utilisation

There are aspects of virtual consultation that require consideration on the part of all involved, such as privacy issues and the correct POPIA (Protection...

Netcare and EthiQal partner to reduce specialists’ medico-legal risk

Netcare has announced a landmark partnership with a leading insurer, EthiQal, a division of Constantia Insurance Company Limited. Through this partnership, EthiQal will offer...

Single payer: NHI ‘not doomed from the start’

Many countries have single payer universal healthcare (UHC) systems, so South Africa’s proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) “is not doomed from the start”, Victoria...

Politicians ‘rich in making promises’, BHF delegates told

The two-tiered healthcare system, i.e. the private and public sectors respectively, if permitted to perpetuate, does not bode well for the future prospects of...

Imtiaz Sooliman takes top Titanium Award

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) presented this year’s Titanium Lifetime Achiever Award to Gift of the Givers founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, during the...

Netcare’s financial performance improving as impact of pandemic wanes

In an indication that the country’s private hospitals are recovering from losses suffered during the two-year-long Covid-19 pandemic, Netcare has delivered a steady improvement...

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