BREAKING NEWS: Court declares Certificate of Need unconstitutional and invalid

In a major victory for healthcare professionals and Solidarity, the High Court in Pretoria has declared Sections 36 to 40 of the National Health...

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...

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Legislative dysfunction defers complementary medicine victory

By Chris Bateman  “The current regime imposed on complementary medicines is tantamount to imposing Boeing specifications on a bicycle.” – Anthony Rees There is ‘no way’...

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Multisystem abnormalities persist after COVID-19 hospitalization

Patients after hospitalization with COVID-19 have persistent multisystem abnormalities, including cardio-renal involvement and haemostasis pathway activation, Scottish researchers have reported in a study published...

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BHF responds to scheme council on LCBO, PMB issues

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has added its voice to reaction to the Council for Medical Schemes' (CMS') "blanket refusal" to exempt medical schemes...

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...

Care advised with steady rise in telehealth utilisation

There are aspects of virtual consultation that require consideration on the part of all involved, such as privacy issues and the correct POPIA (Protection...

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...

Politicians ‘rich in making promises’, BHF delegates told

The two-tiered healthcare system, i.e. the private and public sectors respectively, if permitted to perpetuate, does not bode well for the future prospects of...

Netcare’s financial performance improving as impact of pandemic wanes

In an indication that the country’s private hospitals are recovering from losses suffered during the two-year-long Covid-19 pandemic, Netcare has delivered a steady improvement...

Actuary airing misgivings about schemes council’s handling of LCBOs ‘a publicity...

Well-known healthcare actuary and medical scheme consultant, Christoff Raath’s intimation at the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) Conference in Cape Town Thursday that the...

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US healthcare worker court verdicts – lessons for SA

By Chris Bateman Two recent US verdicts on healthcare workers charged with murdering patients have highlighted the untenable legal situation of their South Africa counterparts. Medbrief...

A difficult decision: Keeping or replacing a vehicle*

For most people, especially men, the decision to replace a vehicle is many times driven by impulse. But in reality, it should rather be...