MPS Column

October 16th, 2019 Burnout, recently recognised by the World Health Organisation as a syndrome brought about by chronic workplace stress, is reaching epidemic levels, writes Graham Howarth, head of medical services, at Medical Protection Society (MPS) South...

August 7th, 2019 It is time to acknowledge that the healthcare system in South Africa is under unprecedented strain and that doctors should not be held solely responsible for errors occurring in these difficult environments, writes Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, education...

June 12th, 2019 Practising in an increasingly litigious society makes for challenging times for medical practitioners, writes Tony Behrman, Medical Protection Society consultant. MPS has made concrete proposals to address the crisis. Behrman writes: As South...

May 8th, 2019 Since January 2019 over 60% of all major incidents reported in a large chain of national hospitals were related to power outages. MPS business consultant Tony Behrman sketches the legal implications to practitioners of outages. Behrman...

March 13th, 2019 SA doctors have a constitutional duty of care, writes Dr Tony Behrman, consultant for the Medical Protection Society. But unlike some countries where if they provide emergency aid, Good Samaritan legislation protects doctors from subsequent...

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