Pain and Anaesthesia

Prof Ken Boffard awarded Netcare’s highest honour

World-renowned South African trauma surgeon Prof Ken Boffard whose contributions to life-saving surgical practice and academia are acknowledged the world over, has been awarded Netcare’s highest honour,...

KZN’s Dr Zweli Mkhize new Minister of Health

State President Cyril Ramaphosa has just announced that Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, succeeds Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa’s...

SASA publishes revised 2018 practice guidelines

The South African Society of Anaesthesiologists has published an extensive review of its practice guidelines in response to changing demands of the healthcare system and anaesthesia...

Retrenchment for employers: five critical need-to-knows

First of a series of labour-related articles for healthcare establishments and practices by Jacqui Reed, an attorney specialising in corporate employment law and immigration...

Transforming private practice in SA with a multidisciplinary healthcare model

In response to a worsening affordability crisis in medical aid in South Africa, a clinician-owned company in Alberton, Gauteng, has been transforming the way private medical...

Evaluating surgeon gowning steps for optimal sterile operating theatre techniques

The chances of contamination may be lower in the operating theatre if surgeons put their gowns on by themselves

Netcare’s Richard Friedland sells R200 million worth of shares

The recent drop in Netcare’s share price following the release of weak interim results has forced CEO Richard Friedland to sell R200 million worth...

Trauma surgeon honoured with prestigious award

 Renowned trauma surgeon, Prof Elias Degiannis, has been recognised for his extraordinary contribution in the fields of trauma medicine and critical care, and for his long...

Netcare starts with hospital staff retrenchment process

Netcare has confirmed that the company has issued a Section 189 notice relating to the possible retrenchment of staff members and that it will be embarking...

SA neurosurgeon offers new alternative to open spinal surgery

Life Fourways Hospital is pioneering a minimally invasive/percutaneous surgical procedure that offers a welcome alternative to sufferers of herniated (slipped) discs who would otherwise be facing potential...

CONFERENCE NOTICE

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

SAMLA to host conference on case management in medico-legal cases

The South African Medical Legal Association (SAMLA) is inviting doctors to attend a two-day conference on case management in medico-legal cases from 21-22 October in Cape Town

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...

Section 12J for HCP’s

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Adcock Ingram shuts down manufacturing plant after employee tested positive for...

Adcock Ingram Critical Care has confirmed that an employee at its Aeroton manufacturing facility in Johannesburg has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the...

CMS: Why we are stopping low-cost benefit options

In this article that originally appeared in Fin24, the CEO and Registrar of the Council for Medical Schemes, Dr Sipho Kabane explains why the...

We’re counting down the days to the HASA 2018 Conference!

Register now for this year’s HASA Conference that will take place from 1-3 October at The Forum in Bryanston, Johannesburg