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A win for dispensing doctors

Dispensing doctors have won the last of their battles to effectively nullify most of the requirements around dispensing licences in the much-contested regulations of the Medicines and Related Substances Act that came into effect in 2003. From this year, doctors with valid dispensing licences will no longer be obliged to renew them once obtained and […]

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SAMA Chair Appointed as Health MEC in Limpopo

SAMA chair, Dr Norman Mabasa, has officially resigned from the association to assume the position of MEC for Health in Limpopo with immediate effect. Dr Mabasa, who played a key role in the medical groupings unity process in the late 1990s and became a SAMA board member when the organisation was transformed from the Medical […]

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Dispensing Doctors Short-changed Again

The National Convention on Dispensing (NCD) has rejected ‘with contempt’ the draft fees ­dispensing doctors will be able to charge as published by the Department of Health (DoH) last month. A call has been made by the NCD for health minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, to intervene, with a declaration that the doctors were prepared ‘to go […]

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HPCSA: High Drama … and Still no Registrar

The HPCSA’s search for a new registrar and CEO has again failed to deliver a suitable candidate. The position was re-advertised at the end of November – the third time since the beginning of last year and almost two years since the resignation of the previous registrar, Adv Boyce Mkhize. The drama surrounding the position started […]

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Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble at Sama?

Dr Norman Mabasa, chairperson of Sama, has refuted rumours about dissent in the ranks of the organisation, saying that it was a deliberate attempt by disgruntled former employees to bring the body into disrepute. He also denied that public sector doctors were contemplating a break-away from Sama in order to join the National Health, Education and […]

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Sama to Focus on Preventive Medicine

In line with health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi’s call on the private health sector to move away from a health system that has become increasingly ‘costly, curative and hospicentric in nature’, the focus of this year’s conference of the SA Medical Association (Sama) will be on preventive medicine and strengthening primary care services. With the theme […]

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