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‘LOCKDOWN ALERT LEVEL ONE: How it affects our GP, Dentists, Physios, OTs, etc. The regulations affecting behaviour during the lockdown have been amended.
In the amendment to the regulations in term of the DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2002, visits to the GP and other health care practitioners are subject to the restriction below:
Clause 74 of the amendment:
(1) All visits by members of the public to health establishments and facilities are prohibited except to receive treatment or medication, subject to strict adherence to health protocols.
This means that ONLY PATIENTS SEEKING TREATMENT OR MEDICATION MAY VISIT YOUR PRACTICES and no other person including pharmaceutical and other representatives may do so.’
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NOVEL CORONA VIRUS
COVID-19 - PERMIT TO TRAVEL TO PERFORM A SERVICE - FORM 7
COVID-19 - MEDSCHEME Funding of personal protective equipment - PPE
COVID-19 - Universal Announces Tariff for PPE Reimbursement
COVID-19 - How long should I isolate or quarantine?
COVID-19 - Business interruption policies
COVID-19 - Updated information from CMS relating to payment for PPE
COVID-19 – Profmed PPE Communication for GP's
COVID-19 – CAMAF PPE Funding for FP's
COVID-19 – Bestmed will pay for PPE from 13 July '20
COVID-19 - Form for the GP to complete upon diagnosing a positive COVID case
COVID-19 - Poster - NO ENTRY without a FACE MASK
COVID-19 – Qualicare Communicates with GEMS regarding Codes 0130, 0132 & 0133
COVID-19 – Cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces in the context of COVID-19
COVID-19 - GEMS PPE FUNDING FOR FAMILY PRACTITIONERS
COVID-19 - Discovery PPE FUNDING FOR FAMILY PRACTITIONERS
COVID-19 - What HCW’s & Practice Staff can do to help take care of themselves
COVID-19 – Poster - Top 3 Comorbidities per Age Group
COVID-19 - Fit to Travel Questionnaire
www.flysafair.co.za - Flight Preparation Information. Helpful Tips and Advice.
COVID-19 - GEMS Funding for COVID-19 Pathology Tests
COVID-19 - COVID Control officer Notice
COVID-19 – Return to work documentation during COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 – STAY well, STAY safe & STAY out of Trouble with the Labour Inspectors
COVID-19 - New Policies Clarify who must Pay for Covid-19
COVID-19 - Polmed Funding - COVID-19 Tests
COVID-19 - Guidelines - Prevention Management of your Practice & Staff if Exposed
COVID-19 - Guidance on Coding for COVID-19
COVID-19 - Telemedicine - You CAN combine 0130 with 0132
COVID-19 - Medscheme Update Enhanced Fees - Teleconsults & Vitual Consults
COVID-19 – Video - How to Obtain a Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen
COVID-19 - Updated PUI Form V4 3Apr '20
COVID-19 – Make your own Face Masks
COVID-19 - Medscheme Telephonic & and Virtual Consultation Codes - Health Care Professionals
COVID-19 – Here’s how to Prep your Practice for COVID-19
- 2021 - DH - GP Remuneration for Schemes Administered by DH Oct '20
- 2021 - KeyCare GP Network Rates Oct '20
- 2021 - DH - GP Network Medical Consultations Oct '20
- The Extension of Chronic Medication Prescriptions to 12 months
- 2020 Reimbursement Rates & Plan Options offered by SA Funders
CPC/Qualicare and IPAF position on recent development regarding Fraud, Racism & Funders withholding Payments
As the leading national Family Practitioner doctor network we do not condone fraud, & will not defend any of our members in instances where fraud has been proven beyond doubt. Secondly, we do not condone deviation from the law by medical schemes &administrators, in the name of recouping monies allegedly claimed fraudulently. Lastly, we urge our members to exercise care and caution when providing medical services and claiming from medical schemes for services rendered.
CPD Points: CPC/Qualicare Related Reading Material
CPC/Qualicare related reading material is available for those who require CPD Points and who were not able to attend our Open Day in Bellville, George and Worcester 2019.
- A Pocket Guide to Antibiotic Prescribing
URGENT NEWS from IPAF
Guidelines for good practice in the Health Care Professions
General Ethical Guidelines for the Health Care Professions: Practice as a health care professional is based upon a relationship of mutual trust between patients and health care practitioners. The term “profession” means “a dedication, promise or commitment publicly made."
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)