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The cost of medical schemes

With more above-inflation medical scheme tariff increases on the horizon for 2017, many consumers have been left bewildered by the escalating costs of medical care. Most feel powerless in the face of double-digit increases. (more…)

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Call for health professions statutory body to be held accountable

The South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) has partnered with the Federation of South African Surgeons (FoSAS) to demand that the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) be brought to account without delay, after a damning ministerial task team report slated it as being in “a state of multi-system organisational dysfunction”. (more…)

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Insufficient investment in skills development will devastate SA’s healthcare sector

In a press release, SASA has stated the following: The South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) has a long-standing commitment to the education, development and training of anaesthesiologists. To this end, we have been engaging with the country’s health authorities to invest more time, energy and resources into ensuring the sustainability of this vital medical […]

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Medical Societies urge action against HPCSA

The South African Society of Anesthesiologists (SASA), Federation of South African Surgeons (FoSAS), the Association of Surgeons of South Africa (ASSA) and the South African Dental Association (SADA), have all joined together to note with concern the intention of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) to conduct its own internal inquiry into complaints […]

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SASA concerned about draft amendments to PMBs

The South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) notes with concern a move that may result in loss of patient benefits and multiple additional burdens placed on medical practitioners as a result of the new draft amendments to Regulations 5 and 8 of the Medical Schemes Act as it pertains to reporting requirements and Prescribed Minimum […]

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