Pain and Anaesthesia

NHI Bill to be unpacked at HASA conference

The Hospital Association of SA (HASA) will host a special session at its upcoming conference on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill that was...

Local breakthrough in amputee pain management

An incident in which a University of Cape Town (UCT) physiotherapy student saw an amputee sobbing due to unbearable pain that could not be...

Mixing cannabis with opioid increases anxiety, depression

A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who take prescription opioids for severe pain are more likely to have increased...

SASOG launches clinical enhancement programme for women’s health

The South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SASOG) has introduced ‘BetterGyn’, a  clinical care and governance programme to complement its existing initiative, the...

NHI model will harm entire healthcare system: SAPPF

 Although the concept of Universal Health Coverage and access to quality healthcare for all South Africans are supported, the South African Private Practitioners’ Forum...

Impromptu responses to NHI Bill

Within 24 hours of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill being presented by Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, to parliament and later to the...

Pharmacovigilance requirements in SA. Who is responsible for reporting?

 Pharmacovigilance is essential in monitoring the quality, efficacy and safety of medicines.Spontaneous reporting remains the mainstay system of reporting Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) worldwide. It...

SAHPRA on track to finalise licensing of medical devices and start...

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says it is on track to start with the call-up process for the registration of medical...

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Upcoming System enhancements- Rules relating to billing guidelines

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Multi-stakeholder anti-fraud wheels starting to turn…

Lack of effective stakeholder collaboration in South Africa’s health sector was identified by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) as one of the major root...

Quality, accountability ‘more than just a checklist’

The importance of patient-centred care already prioritised during several healthcare deliberations throughout South Africa this year , was once again emphasised  by BHF Conference...

OPINION: Ideology will not fix healthcare in South Africa

The current healthcare rhetoric in South Africa is very concerning for anyone delving deeper into the problems facing the South African healthcare system. The...

NHI ‘better placed’ to reduce waste problems…

National Health Insurance (NHI) will be better placed to reduce administrative, operational and clinical waste currently experienced in the South African healthcare system, BHF...

Trust deficit major FWA challenge

A fragmented industry with a major trust deficit are serious obstacles in the way of addressing the South African healthcare industry’s fraud waste and...

Smart usage of captured data key to effective health system

The sharing of trends and data is one of the most overlooked elements when it comes to developing an effective healthcare system. “There is an...

Presidential Health Compact “a new dawn” for healthcare

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the signing of the Presidential Health Compact has ushered in a new era in South Africa’s healthcare system where all...

Health Federation launch ‘landmark event’ for public private partnerships

The advent of the Health Federation of South Africa (HFSA) represents a significant investment in health by providing a platform for structured engagement between all stakeholders to...