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 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,...

Renewed calls for urgent law reform to limit surging medical negligence...

With medical negligence claims against the state now approaching R100 billion, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has reiterated the mantra of his predecessor, Aaron Motsoaledi...

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More doom and gloom for NHI predicted as deadline for submissions...

With only a week left before the deadline for submissions on the draft National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill expires, South Africans are still no...

Afriforum lays criminal charges against provincial Health Department heads

Lobby group, Afriforum has laid criminal charges against all nine heads of provincial Departments of Health in terms of Section 86 (1) of the...

PCNS valuable ‘but poorly understood’ asset

The Practice Code Numbering System (PCNS), the number allotted to a supplier of a relevant health service as a practice number by an organisation...

‘Simplify complex environment’ key learning from Section 29 experience

What has become apparent during the ongoing Section 59 investigations prompted by allegations of racial profiling of healthcare services providers (HSPs) by medical schemes, has been the...

SECTION27 asks for public input on NHI before 29 November deadline

SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign have asked the public to give input on issues in the NHI Bill that they have identified for...

Kidney stone formers have worse PCI outcomes

Patients who have a history of kidney stones are more likely to have adverse outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), new data suggest. Chao-Han Lai, MD, PhD, of...

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Paving way for new doctors entering ‘daunting’ environment

The recent GP Expo at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, essentially a networking platform for healthcare professionals such as general practitioners, doctors, clinical leads and primary healthcare...

Today’s doctors and the fourth industrial revolution… *

Today’s doctors find themselves in a world characterised by digital disruption. Globally, healthcare costs are skyrocketing. This trend has been fuelled by ageing populations,...

Wits’ Prof Moosa honoured with ASAIPA National Medical Award for Lifetime...

Prof Shabir Moosa, newly appointed World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) Africa region president and prominent in primary care education at the University of...