BREAKING NEWS: Court declares Certificate of Need unconstitutional and invalid

In a major victory for healthcare professionals and Solidarity, the High Court in Pretoria has declared Sections 36 to 40 of the National Health...

DoH ‘notes concerns’ of health experts as outcry of health professionals...

“We have noted the issues and concerns raised in the letter penned by the health experts and researchers. As the Department of Health, we...

Shortage of rental vehicles affecting the insurance industry*

The reduction in hire car fleet sizes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has been profound. According to a recent rental fleet survey conducted by...

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...

First for Africa: Robotic assisted cardiothoracic surgery now available at Christiaan...

In a first for the continent, a cardiothoracic robotic assisted surgery programme has been established at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Hospital to provide less invasive...

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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...

Rahima Moosa’s reinstated Dr Tim de Maayer still subject to disciplinary...

Despite the lifting of his suspension and the Gauteng Department of Health indicating that the “matter was resolved amicably”, it appears as if disciplinary...

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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Suspended paediatrician reinstated at Rahima Moosa after national outcry

Twenty-four hours after he was put on precautionary suspension for writing a letter in the Daily Maverick in which he spoke out about the...

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...

Netcare Milpark and Unitas Hospitals achieve stroke ready status

Following the entry of stroke care data into the Res-Q registry, Netcare Milpark and Netcare Unitas hospitals now meet the criteria for stroke ready...

SAMA to file contempt of court papers against Limpopo Health MEC...

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) will today (6 June) file urgent papers with the Limpopo High Court of contempt of court against the...

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University, NAEP pay tribute to renowned asthma specialist, Prof Robin Green

The University of Pretoria (UP) and the National Asthma Education Programme (NAEP) have been among the many institutions and organisations to pay tribute this...

Clinicians as second victims of medical errors: Why they need help

          Dr Brenda Kubheka from IQ ConsultingMedical errors and adverse events don’t occur in a vacuum. Multiple contributing factors can...