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Stay healthy on holiday

The majority of us are not as good when it comes to checking whether we have cover for medical emergencies while away, especially when travelling outside of South Africa...

Issued by Bonitas 4 hours ago

Hat trick for Bonitas Medical Fund

Bonitas Medical Fund was recently awarded the Ask Afrika Orange Index for service excellence. This makes it a hat trick for the fund this year, having earlier received both the Kasi Star Brand Award and the ICON Brands Survey award - both for the medical aid category...

Issued by Bonitas 28 Nov 2017

MediFin announces its Top Loyalty Doctors for 2017

MediFin Financial Services, a pioneer in the medical finance industry, has awarded their Most Loyal Partners. The awards recognise business partners that display great customer service, strategic alliance, and top affiliate behaviour...

Issued by Medifin Financial Services 17 Nov 2017

Medical aid waiting periods and late-joiner penalties: What. How. Why?

The world of medical schemes in South Africa is a very different one to 25 years ago. There are strict rules and regulations governing the industry, there to protect both the members and the financial sustainability of the scheme...

Issued by Bonitas 26 Oct 2017

Medical tax credits to go?

There has been talk for some time now about the National Health Insurance (NHI) and how it will be funded...

25 Oct 2017

SA needs to rethink its healthcare model

In South Africa, the healthcare expenditure as part of GDP is 8.5%, which is lower than the WHO's global average of 9.95%...

19 Oct 2017

'Bogus' online doctor to be probed

The Government Employee Medical Scheme has launched an investigation into claims it allowed staff at public relations firm Martina Nicholson Associates to give medical advice on its online column titled Dr Joe.

By Katharine Child 9 Oct 2017

Dodgy 'Dr Joe' removed from Gems website amid HPCSA probe

The 'House call with Dr Joe' column on the Gems website has been taken down after TimesLIVE alleged PR staffers were writing the content...

By Naledi Shange 3 Oct 2017

Bonitas announces annual increase and changes for 2018

After a challenging year for the healthcare industry, the contribution increase for 2018 will be a weighted increase of 8.7%, with increases on the various options range from 7.9% to 9.9%...

Issued by Bonitas 27 Sep 2017

Council pursues bogus health practitioners

A rise in bogus health practitioners has forced the HPCSA and medical schemes to strengthen their forensics units to curb fraud...

20 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare

Discovery Health has built its very successful Vitality programme, which is a blueprint for other rewards schemes, not only in healthcare, but other sectors too...

By Nicci Botha 13 Sep 2017

Doctor retention and sustainable healthcare

Thanks to solid population risk management tools, the potential to attract and restain medical talent and services in-country has never been better...

12 Sep 2017

Private sector skills and resources of enormous benefit to implementation of NHI

"Right now the focus must be on delivering a well-managed, functional and financially viable universal healthcare model for all South Africans that embraces public and private participation and buy-in..."

4 Sep 2017

Private healthcare environment compromised by unregulated fees

Healthcare specialists are able to invoice patients and medical schemes in an unregulated environment with secondary healthcare expenditure eating away at the medical scheme benefits of South Africans...

31 Aug 2017

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International

Controversial pelvic mesh implants banned in Australia

SYDNEY - Australia has banned the use of pelvic mesh implants citing potential risks to patients, months after a major class action was launched against global healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson over alleged side effects.

1 Dec 2017

Netcare to restructure UK business

Netcare planned to restructure its UK business after buying out minority shareholders, CEO Richard Friedland said on Monday after the private hospital network reported that it had written down the value of its operation in the UK by R5.6bn amid tough trading conditions.

22 Nov 2017

New graduate registered nurses find it hard to get their first job

Becoming a registered nurse is difficult but this is just the first step of the struggle that is going to come. Although there is a clear demand for RNs, according to the American Association Of Colleges Of Nursing, this does not mean that the demand is present everywhere. Getting the very first job is difficult. This is why the following tips will be really helpful.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Nov 2017

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