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Qualicare is hosting it’s 2nd Garden Route Congress in August 2016 !
There will be exhibition stalls and lucky draws. We will supply al the attendees with a related reading CD for 6 extra CPF points.
Date: 20 August 2016
Time: 11.30am—6.30pm (Lunch provided)
Venue: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, George Cost: Free of charge
CPD Program 11 CPD Poijnts applied for. ( incl. 2 ethical points & 6 related reading )
Qualicare is hosting it’s 1st ever Worcester Congress on the 15th of October 2016
Qualicare is hosting it’s 1st ever Worcester Congress on the 15th of October 2016’ – please find invitation below: 2016
Registration as Family Physician with HPCSA
Dear CPC Shareholders and Members
GOVERNMENT NOTICE 777 HPCSA
1 July 2016
HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT, 1974 (ACT NO.56 OF 1974)
REGISTRATION OF SPECIALISTS IN FAMILY MEDICINE
Notice is hereby given that notwithstanding regulation 6(2) (1) of the regulations relating to the specialities and sub specialities as published under Government Notice R590 in Government Gazette 22420 of 29 June 2001 ( 'the regulations '), the board may register, as a specialist in family medicine (independent practice) or specialist in family medicine (public service), any person who, prior to 17 August 2007, was registered as a medical practitioner in the category independent practice (family physician) or any person who, prior to 17 August 2007, was registered as a medical practitioner in the category public service (family physician) respectively and in terms of the Health Professions Act, 1974 (Act No. 56 of 1 974).
The role of appropriate diagnostic testing in acute respiratory tract infections
The role of appropriate diagnostic testing in acute respiratory tract infections: An antibiotic stewardship strategy to minimize diagnostic uncertainty in primary care
Brink AJ, van Wyk J, Moodley M, Corcoran C, Ekermans P, Nutt L, Boyles T, Mendelson M, Perovic O, Feldman C, Richards GA.
Antibiotic resistance (ABR) has increased worldwide to the extent that it is now regarded as a global public health crisis. Interventions to reduce excessive antibiotic prescribing to patients can reduce resistance and improve microbiological and clinical outcomes. Therefore, although improving outpatient antibiotic use is crucial few data are provided on sustainability, the key interventional components or on the effectiveness of antibiotic stewardship (ABS) in the primary care setting, particularly in South Africa.
New COIDA Fees for 2016/2017
The new COIDA fees have been released. To review the update please download the Government Gazette, from the link below.