Practice Management

Rethinking healthcare options for 2021**

The toll of a pandemic on healthcare costs and provisioning Adapting to a new way of enabling and delivering quality healthcare for members during an...

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Here are some the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Recent developments and reports reveal deep problems in...

LCBOs in spotlight this Friday

While Circular 56 from the Council for Medical Schemes has granted a further exemption to medical insurers to continue operating, there is still some urgency for...

Revenue loss for private practices running into billions due to COVID-19

Private healthcare practices in the country have lost an estimated total of R9.1 bn in revenue since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown while...

Time to name, shame, jail abusers ‘promoting death and mortality across...

The president of the Africa Health Federation, Dr Amit Thakker, has called for the establishment of an Africa COVID 19 Discipline Index as a...

HPCSA calls for board nominations*

The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is now calling for suitable candidates to serve as members of the council for the new five...

COVID lessons to be unpacked in Africa-focused UHC webinar

Theme of the fifth BHF Dialogue 20/20 series webinar to take place this Wednesday (2 September) will be “A roadmap towards strengthening Africa’s healthcare systems...

Women in focus in Wednesday’s BHF Dialogue Session Three

Theme for the third in the six-part BHF Dialogue 20/20 series, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 from 09:00-12:00, will be...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week Financial assistance for private practitioners to assist...

Possible relief for struggling private practices in the wake of COVID-19...

A major proposal  that could assist in sustaining private practices that are struggling to stay afloat as the fall-out of COVID-19  takes its toll...

Hospitals urged not to use psychiatric beds for non-psychiatric patients

The national Department of Health, provincial departments of health and private hospital groups have been urged not to use psychiatric beds for non-psychiatric COVID-19...

Telemedicine benefitting doctors and patients*

Telemedicine – the practice of caring for patients remotely when the provider and patient are not physically in the same room – has been...

Private doctors’ role in DoH’s COVID-19 response: Feedback from the SAPPF

The SAPPF has sent out a communication to members to update them on deliberations with the Department of Health on the many critical outstanding...

Telehealth + COVID-19 adding new dimension to practice management*

Telehealth is a focus at present, given the surge of COVID-19 – a focus that has served to update and expand regulations around telehealth...

Tomorrow’s memorial service for Dr Mini to be streamed

Medical Schemes regulator, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), has announced that the memorial service of late CMS chair, Dr Clarence Mini, will be...

Voortgesette inperking: ‘n Perfekte storm broei vir GP’s en pasiënte

This is the first article in a series on the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on medical practices and patients  Terwyl die wêreld spook om...

COVID-19: special guidelines reminder for medical practice

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has recognised the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and has provided special guidelines that apply during...

GPs’ expertise, contacts critical to COVID-19 response

General practitioners have an incredibly important role to play in meeting many of the health care requirements now demanded by the coronavirus pandemic, not least in...