SAMA opposed to NHI Bill in current form

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says while it remains supportive of the progressive realisation of Universal Health Coverage for people in South Africa,...

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Discovery states “unequivocal” support for NHI

Discovery Health (DH) has declared its unequivocal support for the NHI, saying it is supportive of any structural change that assists in strengthening and...

Cure Day Hospitals among latest COHSASA accreditations

The healthcare facilities listed below have been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC)...

Prompt payment, CON issues addressed by NHI’s Crisp

Practitioners will be paid in real time, no real need for a Certificate of Need, and services will have to push ahead without a patient records...

OPINION: Proposed NHI throws constitutional caution to the wind

Manifested primarily in the 2019 National Health Insurance Bill and the 2017 National Health Insurance (NHI) White Paper, the NHI, by relegating medical scheme...

OPINION PIECE: The Marmite NHI

John Bercow, the recently-retired speaker of the United Kingdom parliament, was recently referred to by a reporter as “the marmite speaker”. The expression was developed,...

Immediate, shorter-term answers to current difficulties required: ASAIPA NHI Submission

A more immediate or shorter-term answer to the difficulties currently faced in the provision of healthcare must be prioritised, the Alliance of SA Independent Practitioner Associations (ASAIPA)...

How can doctors help patients make healthy choices?*

The simple lifestyle choices you make every day can have a profound impact on your health. If we know what is good for us,...

Unreleased documents prompt Suzman Foundation call for NHI Bill comment extension

The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) has submitted a request to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health that the NHI Bill public comment deadline be extended to...

Changing face of healthcare*

With technology being woven into every industry to discover smarter ways of working, the healthcare industry is no exception. As a healthcare practitioner or...

PACS now offered as a service for radiology practices*

PACS, the hardware-intensive picture archiving and communication system developed primarily for radiology practices, is now available in South Africa as a service. Announcing this development, suppliers...

When hospitals employ doctors, costs go up, study shows

As South Africa considers proposals encouraging the employment of doctors by private hospitals in an effort to contain healthcare costs, a new study by...

Latest COHASA hospital accreditations announced

Two Cure Day and Mediclinic hospitals are among the latest healthcare facilities to have been awarded accreditation by the Council for Health Service Accreditation...

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Survey on registrar training in SA launched

The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) has launched a survey to assess the concerns of registrars about their training and examination processes....

BUSA and DoH set up formal team to engage on NHI

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) have agreed to set up a formal mechanism to engage on pertinent issues...

Health professional insurance: business or personal…?

For many healthcare professionals, there is often a blurring of lines between personal and business roles and this can even extend into insurance planning. ...