Practice Management

Transkei Outreach: urgent need for first aid kits

An outreach initiative in the Transkei which has had a considerable impact particularly on the educational front, is now requiring assistance to bolster the...

SIU to investigate ‘cash for qualifications’ allegations at HPCSA

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is awaiting the president’s go-ahead to investigate allegations that Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPSCA) employees may have taken bribes...

CMS “irritated, concerned” about Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has rejected the new Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill (COFI), saying it will encroach on the regulatory framework for medical...

Top stories you may have missed…

Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week:Reminder: HMI seminars on market concentration and supply-induced demand. To...

Does SA have a medical litigation crisis?

The Annual Survey of Medical Malpractice Judgments of 2018 just launched by Natmed Medical Defence goes some way to addressing this concern by, as...

Sick and tired: Doctor wellness in SA needs critical care

As we observe World Health Day on 7 April, health and wellness is on everyone’s minds. But a question seldom asked is: Who cares for the...

O&Gs honour ‘face of private medicine’, Dr Chris Archer

The SA Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SASOG) and the Gynaecology Management Group (GMG) have honoured long-serving office bearer and discipline representative, Dr Chris...

Board of Healthcare Funders MD DR KATLEGO MOTHUDI: ‘Many areas where...

Being appointed Managing Director of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) in September 2017 could well have been perceived as a natural progression for...

Reminder: HMI seminars on market concentration and supply-induced demand

The Health Market Inquiry (HMI) will be holding its stakeholder seminars related to its preliminary findings and recommendations on market concentration and supply-induced demand from 9-12...

SA medical schemes in good health: Alexander Forbes

South Africa's largest medical schemes - both open and restricted - are in good shape and have sufficient reserves to pay members' claims, according to Alexander...

Health Summit ‘hollow promises’ outcome unfortunate: Suzman Foundation

While acknowledging that the approach to universal health care (UHC) which advocates public-private partnerships is commendable, under the current NHI framework, this relationship is...

Time running out for Titanium Awards nominations

The organisers of the 2019 Titanium Awards have reminded all individuals, healthcare professionals and organisations in the public and private sectors “driving change by...

Draft breast cancer PMB guidelines released for comment

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has published the draft PMB definition guidelines* for early and locally advanced breast cancer, now released for stakeholder...

SAPPF concerned about ‘unilateral’ Fraud Charter

 The SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has given notice that it is still considering whether to support the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Charter (FWA...

More evidence that physician burnout is rising, particularly among young doctors

A study based on surveys of physicians in a large academic medical practice in the US has shown that burnout among doctors is on the...

SAMWUMED back on track

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has announced that stability has been restored at the SA Municipal Workers Union Medical Aid Scheme (SAMWUMED) four...

Limpopo tops Discovery’s fraud list

Discovery Health’s efforts to curb fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) in the healthcare system resulted in a substantial R555m recovered on behalf of client...

Nominations called for 5th Annual Titanium Awards

All individuals, healthcare professionals and organisations in the public and private sectors “driving change by creating affordable, accessible and sustainable healthcare throughout the Southern...