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SA medico-legal reform: modernising the system or knee-jerk reaction?

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The South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC), which was tasked with reviewing the medico-legal system given the mounting suits against the health department and...
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SA Law Reform Commission examines spiralling medico-legal claims

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Comment is sought by the SA Law Reform Commission on an issue paper exploring reasons for spiralling number of medico-legal claims, particularly against the state,...

Don't wait for NHI to start health sector reform, SA experts urge

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Uncertainty about how and when the National Health Insurance will be implemented has stalled reform efforts in the healthcare sector, but it is critical...

Justice committee slaps down medico-legal claims Bill

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A Bill aimed at structuring the payment of medico-legal claims against the state has been rejected by Parliament’s Justice & Correctional Services Committee. The State...

R7bn medico-legal claims disparity in Gauteng Health report

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Gauteng Health has come under fire from the legislature’s Health Portfolio Committee after discrepancies were noted in its 2023/24 financial report, with chairperson Rebecca...
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HPCSA amendments offer hope

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Reforming the HPCSA’s professional conduct inquiry process could benefit the mental well-being for practitioners involved, writes Dr Yash Naidoo, case manager at Medical Protection...
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Alternative approaches could lessen HPCSA delays and mental stress

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The inevitable stress and anxiety of an investigation by the HPCSA can be lessened, or at least reduced, with a different approach, subtler notification...

Reducing medico-legal claims to be included in Gauteng hospital CEOs contracts

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Gauteng Health is to implement several reforms in a bid to slash the province's medico-legal claims, including holding hospital CEOs accountable. This was said by MEC...

Sama warning as Limpopo Health aims to slash doctors' long hours

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The Limpopo Health Department has defended its proposals to amend its healthcare workers’ shift systems – including the reduction of doctors’ overtime hours –...
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Court sets aside complaint after HPCSA's long delay in handling case

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A ‘tale of institutional inefficiency, demonstrating the traumatic and adverse prejudicial impact on the well-being of a professional medical practitioner accused of unproven misconduct’...