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Act could redress medical scheme sustainability issues

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has hinted at a number of reforms that directly address challenges of sustainability that the medical schemes industry is currently facing...

2 days ago

When sorry seems to be the hardest word

When things go wrong, appropriate communication with a patient and their relatives is a skill perfected over time. ..

By Donald Dinnie 16 May 2018

Medical Malpractice in South Africa

Medical Malpractice in South Africa deals with the practical aspects of medical negligence litigation from a substantive, procedural and ethical point of view...

Issued by LexisNexis 9 May 2018

What the POPI Act means for medical aid schemes

When implemented, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will fundamentally change the way personal data is managed and a patient's medical information and history are particularly sensitive...

8 May 2018

Groundbreaking settlement in silicosis/TB class action

In the first class action settlement of its kind in South Africa, an agreement has been reached in the silicosis and tuberculosis case after three years of extensive negotiation.

3 May 2018

Health Market Inquiry postpones release of report

The Competition Commission has announced the postponement of the Provisional Findings and Recommendation Report into the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) to the end of May...

30 Apr 2018

Malpractice claims on the rise

There's been an "explosion" of medical malpractice litigation claims in the country over the past few years, with warnings that the compassion-based practice of medicine is being replaced by defensive medicine and mistrust...

17 Apr 2018

How much is a personal injury claim worth?

A reasonable question most people have when considering a personal injury claim is how much compensation they can expect...

5 Apr 2018

Sama: #Life Esidimini is a serious indictment on government

Retired Justice Dikgang Moseneke's opening paragraph in his Life Esidimeni ruling sums up the horror of case...

23 Mar 2018

#LifeEsidimeni victims' families awarded R1.2m

Government has been ordered to pay victims of the mental healthcare marathon project a total of R1.2 million each by no later than 19 June 2018...

19 Mar 2018

Why the e-cigarette industry needs global regulations

The e-cigarette industry has been increasingly viewed as one of the most disruptive changes in the tobacco market, with vapes now commonly perceived as an alternative to traditional tobacco products...

By Tanusree Jain 8 Mar 2018

New authority replaces 'slow' Medicines Control Council

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has appointed members of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) board, which replaces the Medicines Control Council (MCC)...

13 Feb 2018

The real reason why Gauteng doesn't want to pay up for #LifeEsidimeni

The Gauteng provincial government's resistance to paying constitutional damages to the families who lost their loved ones in the Life Esidimeni tragedy, may be tied to the fear of accepting greater responsibility...

By Nelisiwe Msomi 12 Feb 2018

#miningindaba18: Miners face delay in pact over silicosis class action

Hopes have been tempered of a quick resolution to the occupational lung disease class action including thousands of former miners afflicted with silicosis...

9 Feb 2018

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