Practice Management

SAMA Board withdraws Practice Cost Study results

The SAMA Board has decided to withdraw the results of the 2017/2018 Practice Cost Study conducted last year among GPs and specialists. According to SAMA Chair,...

Make health system, not health politics, a priority in tonight’s SONA

While President Cyril Ramaphosa identifying health as a focus area for his administration is to be welcomed, focusing on health does not mean passing an NHI...

OPINION: Family practitioners funder frustrations

CEO of Qualicare, Dr Tony Behrman, talks about the financial frustrations South African family practitioners (FPs) are experiencing due to the 2019 fee increase from funders. FPs have been recognised as...

Board of Healthcare Funders Conference 2019 details announced*

Understanding the trends driving convergence in the region’s health systems - not least the role of inter-sectoral convergence in the delivery of health services...

Mabasa to head up new Family Practitioner Unity Forum

In a bid to create “just one voice” for the country’s general practitioners in private practice, the SA Medical Association’s (SAMA’s) Private Practice Department has formalised the...

SEMINAR: Adverse selection and non-disclosure: An increasingly complex problem for medical...

The IHRM will be hosting a seminar on 22 February on Adverse selection and non-disclosure: An increasingly complex problem for medical schemes. Christoff Raath, CEO of Insight...

21-23 June: KwaZulu-Natal Doctors Healthcare Coalition (KZNDHC)

Venue: Elangeni Hotel, Durban Contact:  kamlesh@kzndhc.co.za  

HMI seminars cancelled as budget constraints delays Final Report again

The Competition Commission has issued a statement that due to budget constraints the final report of the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) into the private sector will...

INDUSTRY NEWS: Locally developed e-scripting platform to enhance doctor, pharmacist prescription...

An e-scripting application which enables doctors to create a digital script and sign it with a password or PIN using their personal electronic signature,...

Negligence claims against state soar to R80.4 bn

Medical negligence claims against the state have tripled in the past year with the total value now exceeding R80 billion according to data obtained by Business...

Specialist-led bereavement service may help curb legal action after hospital deaths

Hospital bereavement services that are led by senior doctors and nurses and the person responsible for quality and safety may help to curb patient complaints and...

Hospital manager Billa assumes HPCSA registrar role

Bara, Helen Joseph among management positions

Practitioners advised not to respond to additional PCNS documentation request

Request for additional personal details ‘unreasonable, not backed by regulatory requirements’

Africa Health Business Symposium for Addis Ababa in October

Online registration for Ethiopian event due to open shortly*

Missing GP appointments linked to premature death

Missing GP appointments is associated with early death, and those with long-term mental health conditions are at particular risk. The study was co-authored by Dr David...

Revamped PCNS to benefit healthcare providers

Rebranded PCNS aims to bring greater transparency and alignment between doctors and schemes

ASAIPA update…

New medical scheme launched after merger

New scheme to offer personalised approach to healthcare cover