Practice Management

Medical sector cooperative developing niche products for shareholders

 MediCoop is developing investment, finance and insurance solutions specific for health professionals’ individual and business circumstances. MediCoop’s members are also shareholders.  Medicoop investment services MediCoop’s savings products...

Despite FWA Summit postponement, Section 59 report still to be released...

In its statement announcing the postponement of the Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) Summit from 2 to 3 April in Durban to a date...

SAMA calls for telemedicine regulations to be relaxed in COVID-19 fight

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it supports the measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa 15 March to contain the spread of coronavirus...

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Battling COVID-19 in SA: Cooperation of doctors key to winning the...

With between 60-70% of South Africans expected to be infected with COVID-19, there is a dire need for the response of healthcare professionals to...

Virus has natural origin, not ‘genetic engineering’

The analysis of public genome sequence data from SARS-CoV-2 and related viruses found no evidence that the virus was made in a laboratory or...

Notification obligations under a medical malpractice insurance policy

Medical malpractice insurance is a practical necessity in the current litigious environment, as an unfavourable judgment can lead to severe financial and reputation consequences. Some of the most serious...

Clinical trial of investigational vaccine for COVID-19 begins in the US

A Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating an investigational vaccine designed to protect against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has begun at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health...

COVID-19 community outbreak: will SA have enough critical care beds?

Will South Africa have enough critical care (CC) hospital beds if the outbreak becomes community-based and not merely infections from overseas travellers? Addressing this question...

Drastic steps, but necessary – SAMA

In a media statement on the measures  announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country, the SA Medical Association...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week… How Covid-19 differs from influenza: WHO https://medbriefafrica.co.za/how-covid-19-differs-from-influenza-who/ COVID-19 and...

COVID-19 and SA GPs: Are they equipped and do they fully...

SA Medical Association (SAMA) chair, Dr Angelique Coetzee – a Tshwane GP herself – doesn’t seem to think so. In this exclusive interview with...

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Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

Medical schemes urged to provide full cover for COVID-19

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has appealed to medical schemes to provide comprehensive cover for all confirmed cases of COVID-19.  The request came on...

Shock expressed at ‘massive’ HPCSA annual fees increase

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has expressed shock at the 21% increase in the annual Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) 2020 registration...

OR Tambo Port Health COVID 19 preparedness: first impressions encouraging

The Portfolio Committee on Health has been visiting the OR Tambo Port Health Centre this morning to assess the preparedness of Port Health to detect any...

Netcare geared up for COVID-19 prevention, management

The Netcare Group, which has had a multi-disciplinary task team in place since the Corona virus outbreak was announced in China in January, is...

Call for Titanium Awards 2020 nominations

The organisers of this year’s Titanium Awards, emphasis on which will be Access, Quality, Leadership & The Health Citizen, have announced that entries/nominations for...