SAMA comments on allegations of maladministration against HPCSA President

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it is aware of allegations of maladministration and financial irregularities involving the President of the Health Professions...

Survey on burnout among physicians: Please participate

Approximately, one in three physicians is experiencing burnout at any given time and that this may not only interfere with their own wellbeing but also with...

COVID pandemic is delaying the implementation of the NHI

 The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed the implementation of the National Health Insurance bill, and it will undoubtedly continue to do so, says Phumelele Makatini,...

HPCSA CEO back at work after his suspension was lifted

The HPCSA’s Registrar and CEO, Dr David Motau (pictured above) will be back at work today after newly-appointed Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla lifted his...

Doctors wearing white coats seen as more experienced and professional

Casual attire is becoming more popular among physicians, but according to a survey conducted in the US, patients still prefer white coats. The survey...

New webinar series on how medical practices can thrive amid Covid...

Despite the collaborative efforts of the private and public health sector stakeholders, and the ongoing vaccination rollout, our country is still navigating the challenges...

Financing medical equipment: Should you buy or lease?*

The Tax Shop Group director, Bennie Groenewald, advises on the pros and cons of leasing medical equipment versus purchase. In these crazy times, businesses and...

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Deputy-Minister Joe Phaahla succeeds Zweli Mkhize

Dr Mathume Joseph “Joe”  Phaahla (64), announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa as the new Minister of Health to succeed Dr Zweli Mkhize in the presidential cabinet reshuffle...

New HPCSA CEO placed on precautionary suspension after fraud charges

Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has placed the HPCSA’s new CEO and Registrar, Dr David Motau on precautionary suspension following his appearance on Monday...

SAMA raises alarm about Certificate of Need regulations

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it has noted the publishing of the contentious “Certificate of Need for Health Establishments and Health Agencies”...

Study confirms student mental health issues associated with COVID-related school closures

A study published online in JCPP Advances has clearly indicated that school closures in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected the mental health...

Council recommends 4,2% limit to 2022 scheme increases

Medical schemes that burden members with steep contribution increases that are unsustainable “are ill-suited to the conditions of a post-COVID economy”, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)...

How clinician burnout affects patients

Physician burnout, which has worsened during the COVID-19 crisis, doesn't just affect doctors ― it also affects their patients, according to a new survey. The research,...

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Innovative facial sanitiser can reduce risk of Covid-19 infection

Johannesburg-based healthcare technology company, BSafe has launched of an innovative face sanitiser, called Sanitising Facial Mist which is aimed at reducing the risk of...

CCSSA and SASA take a stand on ivermectin and Covid-19 vaccination

The Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA) and the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) have raised their concerns on the use of...

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