DoH ‘notes concerns’ of health experts as outcry of health professionals...

“We have noted the issues and concerns raised in the letter penned by the health experts and researchers. As the Department of Health, we...

OPEN LETTER: Stop victimisation of healthcare professionals and fix the public...

More than 140 of the country’s top healthcare leaders including clinicians in both the public and private healthcare sector, academics, scientists and health experts...

Contributory negligence, apportionment of damages: shared liability not to be overlooked

The steep increase in the number of medical malpractice lawsuits in South Africa in the past few years - with obstetricians, gynaecologists and neurosurgeons...

First for Africa: Robotic assisted cardiothoracic surgery now available at Christiaan...

In a first for the continent, a cardiothoracic robotic assisted surgery programme has been established at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Hospital to provide less invasive...

‘Gentle giant’ of surgery, Dr Stephen Grobler, dies at weekend

Noted surgeon and gastroenterologist, Dr Stephen Grobler, died in Bloemfontein at the weekend after suffering a stroke earlier in the week. An MBChB graduate from...

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SAPPF expressed its outrage at further action against Dr De Maayer

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has added its voice to the renewed outrage over continuing disciplinary action against reinstated paediatric gastroenterologist, Dr...

Rahima Moosa’s reinstated Dr Tim de Maayer still subject to disciplinary...

Despite the lifting of his suspension and the Gauteng Department of Health indicating that the “matter was resolved amicably”, it appears as if disciplinary...

The current health system is ‘failing everyone’

By BH Groenewald* “Many poor people are denied care when they need it. Many privileged people are given treatment that they don’t need – some...

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Suspended paediatrician reinstated at Rahima Moosa after national outcry

Twenty-four hours after he was put on precautionary suspension for writing a letter in the Daily Maverick in which he spoke out about the...

Call for SA Heart Congress abstracts

The Organising Committee of the SA Heart “FACE TO FACE: The case for Hybrid Cardiology” congress, to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre from...

Death notification forms: Take a breath before signing them off –...

Chris Bateman Knowing the law is essential to confidently handling any familial or professional pressure when writing up a death notice - and to avoid...

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SA’s emergency medics ace burn-out as challenges mount

By Chris Bateman In a society fraught with violence, trauma and disease, SA’s thinly spread, routinely exhausted front-line emergency medicine, (EM), physicians, are burning out...

New virtual biopsy set to transform heart transplant care

The days of heart transplant survivors undergoing invasive biopsies could soon be over after a new MRI technique has proven to be safe and...

Constitutionality, corruption among concerns in NHI Bill submissions

There was a high level of concern among respondents in their submissions to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health on the National Health Insurance...

Netcare and EthiQal partner to reduce specialists’ medico-legal risk

Netcare has announced a landmark partnership with a leading insurer, EthiQal, a division of Constantia Insurance Company Limited. Through this partnership, EthiQal will offer...