Medicine utilisation, expenditure suggesting that scheme members are buying down

Although there has been a slight increase medical scheme members’ expenditure on acute medicine in 2019, the overall long-term trend remains downward while expenditure...

LCBOs within a scheme ‘make more sense’

There should be continued lobbying and pressure placed on the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) to allow space for the market to offer risk...

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Saving SA retail

Statistics SA painted a grim picture of economic desolation, with the release of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) figure decreasing by 51% in...

Prof Mphahlele appointed to newly formed MAC on Vaccines

The SA Medical Research Council’s (SAMRC’s) Vice President for Research, Prof Jeffrey Mphahlele, has been appointed by the Minister of Health to serve on...

Some doctors not following hypertension diagnosis guidelines

Some health care professionals are not following current evidence-based guidelines to screen for and diagnose hypertension, according to a study presented at last week’s...

Clicks to work with inter-ministerial team on transformation

Health and beauty retailer Clicks will work with an inter-ministerial team including the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, to implement and monitor transformation...

Clicks to work with inter-ministerial team on transformation

Health and beauty retailer Clicks will work with an inter-ministerial team including the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, to implement and monitor transformation...

Cardiac MRI may be in order for athletes after COVID-19

When athletes recover from COVID-19 and are ready to return to sports, it might be wise to first make sure the new coronavirus has...

Steroids increase risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clots in...

Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, according...

OPINION: NHI – the politicking continues unabated

By Johann Serfontein There has recently been an upswing in pro-NHI rhetoric from government circles and affirmation that the consulting processes continue. The Parliamentary Portfolio...

OPINION: NHI – the politicking continues unabated

By Johann Serfontein There has recently been an upswing in pro-NHI rhetoric from government circles and affirmation that the consulting processes continue. The Parliamentary Portfolio...

Employee training, office security critical POPI prerequisites

General work environment security and employee training are two critical considerations for Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act compliance, delegates on an Institute of...

Employee training, office security critical POPI prerequisites

General work environment security and employee training are two critical considerations for Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act compliance, delegates on an Institute of...

MediCoop – owned by healthcare professionals

MediCoop CFI is a financial institution that was established for the medical and health sector in 2015. We are owned by healthcare professionals and registered...

Clicks director Nonkululeko Gobodo quits for ‘personal reasons’

The Clicks Group on Tuesday confirmed the resignation of non-executive director Nonkululeko Gobodo for “personal reasons”.Her resignation was effective as of Monday.“We would like...

Valodia re-elected HASA chair

Long-serving Hospital Association of SA board member, Dr Biren Valodia, Mediclinic chief marketing officer, has been re-elected HASA chairman with Neil Nair, National Hospital...

Valodia re-elected HASA chair

Long-serving Hospital Association of SA board member, Dr Biren Valodia, Mediclinic chief marketing officer, has been re-elected HASA chairman with Neil Nair, National Hospital...