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Docs/nurses vow to reclaim the power

Doctors and nurses are going to take back the power and start to deal with the public health sector crisis from the inside. This emerged at a meeting on Friday, 8 February, when SAMA and the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) met in an unprecedented joint show of force to address the crisis in […]

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Practice Management: Medical Chronicle’s Provider Attitude Barometer: What do the results mean to GPs

By Dr Andrew Good, CEO Lifechoice The results of the 2012 Medical Chronicle Provider Attitude Barometer show that despite most GPs indicating that in all likelihood they will always practise in SA, they have concerns with the healthcare industry. GPs are concerned with the quality of the state health system in their area and the government’s focus […]

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Provincial medicine depots out, central procurement in

Provincial medicine depots will be gradually phased out, following a resolution taken by the ANC ruling party conference at Mangaung. This was confirmed by health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi at a media briefing on 17 January. The decision was taken following evidence of mismanagement, theft and corruption at every province’s drug depot, according to Dr Motsoaledi. Although […]

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Provincial medicine depots out, central procurement in

Provincial medicine depots will be gradually phased out, following a resolution taken by the ANC ruling party conference at Mangaung. This was confirmed by health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi at a media briefing on 17 January. The decision was taken following evidence of mismanagement, theft and corruption at every province’s drug depot, according to Dr […]

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102 new public hospital CEOs appointed

Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has announced the appointment of 102 new hospital CEOs, while a further 16 posts are still vacant. CEOs will commence office on 1 February 2013, and will undergo training, both formal and onsite, through the recently formed Health Leadership Academy. Comprised of preeminent local and international academics and healthcare policy […]

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Motsoaledi doggedly determined to drive down prices

Just as sustained pressure from the government brought down the cost of antiretroviral (ARVs) and TB medicines, private healthcare providers should brace themselves for unrelenting pressure to drive down their prices too. GPs can expect a brighter future under NHI and details on the White Paper remain vague. Medical Chronicle tries to learn more details […]

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GPs given heads up on NHI

              In November a group of 100 GPs met in Bellville to consider their position on the possible rollout of NHI in the Western Cape, and their ability to assist, simplify and enhance ideas that have already been put forward by government. Sponsored by Aspen, the seminar was called […]

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Is the tide turning for GPs?

Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi’s determination to change SA’s health focus from tertiary to primary care may well be the glass slipper that will reinstate GPs, the Cinderellas of healthcare, to their rightful positions as gate- and safe-keepers of patient care. While significant challenges remain, there are now also signs that medical schemes, struggling with soaring […]

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Public and Private Health Sectors Join Forces to Confront SA’s Health Challenges

The private sector and Department of Health have embarked on a first-of-its-kind public private partnership to address SA’s immense health challenges. A social compact (loosely termed ‘an agreement between government and the governed’) was signed between 23 private sector companies and the Department of Health on 8 November in Pretoria, in terms of which government […]

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