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Cape Town Open Day Agenda 2016
The CPC / Qualicare Cape Town Open Day Agenda 2016, is now available for download. Click the link below to download the agenda in PDF format.
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.
2016 - CPC Open Day Invitation for Doctors
The CPC Open Day is here. This year promises to be the biggest Qualicare ‘Open Day’ ever.
The Friday event will be be decicated to an important meeting with the funding industry. Representatives will be there from GEMS, Discovery and more.
Saturday will offer discussion topics over a wide range of topics including Diabetes, Acute Pain Management, Antibiotic stewardship and more.
A ‘Related Reading CD’ will be in the ‘Welcome Pack’ & in total the event offers 25 CPD points.’
Funders Evening Announcement.
Qualicare, GEMS, Discovery, Medshield and Medscheme announce their annual & very popular INTERACTIVE, INFORMATIVE, and DYNAMIC DISCUSSION between the Doctors of the Western Cape and Medical Scheme’s Senior Executives
IPAF rebuts allegation that doctors must steal
South African General Medical practitioners are respected internationally for their training, skill and clinical acumen, and for good reason. Our General practitioners form the backbone of many countries, other than just South Africa and are held in high esteem.
The IPA Foundation of South Africa, which is a voluntary NPC with over 5000 GP members, therefore rejects the notion that SA Medical practitioners are “amper gedwing om te steel om aan die lewe te bly”, as reported in Beeld.
Market inquiry into private health sector to start soon
The Health Market Inquiry (HMI) hearings into the private healthcare sector will get under way on February 16 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention Centre, in Pretoria.
In addition to private healthcare consumers, other stakeholders expected to make oral submissions at the CSIR included public interest law centre Section 27, the World Health Organisation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions and practitioner associations.
The hearings would continue at the HMI offices from February 23 to 25, when service providers would be allowed to make oral submissions.
Compilation of 2016 tariff offerings by SA Funders
The IPA Foundation of South Africa is committed to both practitioners and patients in RSA, to assist in the provision of Quality, Cost effective medical care.
The plethora of funders in this country makes it almost impossible for a practitioner to keep up with what Funders are offering in return for a consultation with a Family Practitioner.
IPAF therefore scans the market and midway in January provides you with a compilation of fee offerings made by Funders and insurers for the year.
These fees are NOT negotiated by IPAF with the funders, nor bargained for, or endorsed, but merely set by the funders and offered to the profession on a take it or leave it basis.
As a service to our members, we collect all of the market information and centralise it for ease of reference and for your use, should so you decide.
IPAF takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the data, or for any subsequent or resultant losses incurred by practitioners using the information. It remains the responsibility of the practitioner to confirm the accuracy of the information provided by IPAF.
For the direct link please : click on this link
World Antibiotic Awareness
Antibiotics: handle with care
World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.
A global action plan to tackle the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines was endorsed at the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly in May 2015. One of the key objectives of the plan is to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance through effective communication, education and training.
The theme of the campaign, Antibiotics: Handle with Care, reflects the overarching message that antibiotics are a precious resource and should be preserved. They should be used to treat bacterial infections, only when prescribed by a certified health professional. Antibiotics should never be shared and the full course of treatment should be completed – not saved for the future.