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Compilation of 2017 Tariff Offerings by SA Funders
2017 - Qualicare Open Day Invitation
We have a ‘Funders Evening’ on the night of 12 th May 2017 & our ‘OPEN DAY’ is on Saturday, 13 th May 2017!
There will be talks on GP/FP Orientated talks; 65+ exhibitors; Lots of give-aways at stalls; Huge prizes up for grabs; On site free parking; exceptional eats for all; morning tea and lunch; Fun atmosphere; and 24 CPD Points total for the event.
Friday evening (12 May 2017— Important meeting with the funding industry) Saturday all day(13 May 2017). The event will take place at the Sanlam Head Office, Voortrekker Road, Bellville There will be 2 Ethical Points, 8 General Points & 15 Related Reading CD points.
Early Bird Registrations close on teh 31st January 2017
Poisons Information Helpline: Number Change
The number and name for the poisons emergency telephone service available throughout South Africa has changed.
The new 24/7 poisons service is called: Poisons Information Helpline 0861 555 777
Please remove your old numbers and replace with the above which is serviced by both Tygerberg Hospital and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
If you would also like to display the two poison centres’ office numbers for general non-emergency queries, they are as follows:
- Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Poisons Information Centre: 021 6585111
- Tygerberg Poisons Information Centre: 021 9389596 (Office Hours)
Registration as Family Physician with HPCSA
Opportunity to register as a Family Physician - HPCSA Category Family medicine (Independent Practice / Public Service)
Practitioners whose name appeared on the register of medical practitioners – Family medicine (Independent Practice / Public Service) on 17 August 2007 may now be registered in the category of Specialist family medicine – (Independent Practice / Public Service) respectively. Click on the link below to download the application form, which is the applicable form that should be duly completed and the original submitted to the Registration Department for processing. The period for this registration opened on 16 October 2015 and closes on 16 April 2016.
This only applies to doctors holding the following degrees:
- M PRAX MED
- M FAM MED
- MFGP (to be converted to FCFP)
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.