Local healthcare workers fear mental health stigma

The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a rise in mental health disorders worldwide1 with healthcare workers on the frontline among the most affected, yet those who...

Robotic assisted knee and hip replacement facility established in Pretoria

A team of orthopaedic surgeons at the Netcare Pretoria East Hospital have started to perform hip and knee replacements with the use of a...

Medical loans for diagnostic procedures*

Living a healthy life is one thing but what happens when something goes wrong? We all get sick, grow older and experience an emergency...

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...

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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...

Early bird registration for ICON Conference extended

 Early bird registration for the 6th ICON Conference taking place from 3-5 June in Cape Town has been extended to tomorrow, 29 April. To be...

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...

New Barrett oesophagus guidelines ‘reflect evolving knowledge base’

The authors of updated guidelines* for the diagnosis and management of Barrett oesophagus (BO) have recommended that dysplasia of any grade detected on BO...

HIE: A solution to address SA’ highly fragmented health system

Although Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have become an integral part of the country’s private healthcare system, the data contained in these records remain highly...

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Joystick-operated robot could help surgeons treat stroke remotely

A video of the process is available on: https://youtu.be/IYlHl6h8lm4  Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly...

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DoH’s essential incident and complaint guidance for healthcare professionals welcomed

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has welcomed the publication of two pieces of essential guidance from the Department of Health, providing healthcare professionals with...

Study suggests why most smokers don’t get lung cancer

Cigarette smoking is overwhelmingly the main cause of lung cancer, yet only a minority of smokers develop the disease. A study led by scientists...

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...

Health Information Exchange launched to improve patient care in SA

          Dr Rolan Christian, CEO of CareConnectThe launch of South Africa’s first industry-wide Health Information Exchange (HIE), emanating from the...