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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
Qualicare/Sanlam Hermanus Seminar 2 Nov 2016
On the 2nd of November Qualicare will be hosting a Seminar in Hermanus. Sapce is limited to 35 applicants so book early. Download the invitation from the link below.
GEMS is financially Sound
Dear Healthcare Providers
An article published in Business Day, Monday, 22 August 2016, which questions the financial sustainability of GEMS, is totally misleading and has caused unnecessary concern for the members of the Scheme, as well as for healthcare service providers and other stakeholders.
GEMS is financially sound The financial position of South Africa’s fastest growing medical scheme, GEMS is sound. We would like our Scheme members and healthcare service providers to know that GEMS has and will always be well placed to honour its financial commitments to Scheme members and healthcare providers.
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.