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Press release 13 of 2017: Announcement about pending liquidation of COMMED

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) hereby wish to inform relevant stakeholders about the pending liquidation of the Community Medical Aid Scheme (COMMED) in terms of Section 53 of the Medical Schemes Act, No. 131 of 1998.

The decision to liquidate COMMED was taken, with the concurrence of the Council, after taking into consideration reports issued to the Registrar by the provisional Curator and the scheme’s actuary. The CMS is satisfied that this decision is in the best interests of beneficiaries.

Opportunity to register as a Family Physician - HPCSA Category Family medicine (Independent Practice / Public Service)
 
Practitioners whose name appeared on the register of medical practitioners – Family medicine (Independent Practice / Public Service) on 17 August 2007 may now be registered in the category of Specialist family medicine – (Independent Practice / Public Service) respectively. Click on the link below to download the application form, which is the applicable form that should be duly completed and the original submitted to the Registration Department for processing. The period for this registration opened on 16 October 2015 and closes on 16 April 2016.

This only applies to doctors holding the following degrees:

  • M PRAX MED
  • M FAM MED
  • FCFP
  • MFGP (to be converted to FCFP)

URGENT​ ​REMINDER​ ​-​ ​Payment​ ​of​ ​HPCSA​ ​Registration​ ​Fees  

Dear​ ​CPC​ ​Shareholders​ ​and​ ​Members.  

Members​ ​are​ ​reminded​ ​that​ ​the​ ​Annual​ ​Fees​ ​for​ ​registration​ ​with​ ​the​ ​HPCSA​ ​are​ ​now​ ​due.  
The​ ​due​ ​date​ ​for​ ​payments​ ​is​ ​the​ ​​1st​ ​of​ ​April​ ​2017.​ 
The​ ​fee​ ​for​ ​a​ ​General Practitioner/Family​ ​Practitioner​ ​is​ ​​R1,736.00​​ ​for​ ​2017​ ​-​ ​2018 (this​ ​figure​ ​includes​ ​VAT)

  • URGENT REMINDER: Payment of PCNS Fees - BHF
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    URGENT REMINDER: Payment of PCNS Fees - BHF HOT

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    The due date for payments is the 31st of March 2018
  • Members are reminded that the Annual Fee for registration with BHF for your PCNS number, (practice coding numbering system) becomes due before or on 31 st of March 2017

    The standard fee for a practice number (pr no) is R260.00
    Remember: You need to pay your individual pr no as well as the group pr no (if applicable)

    Payment may be made electronically or on line: www.bhfglobal.com or at the Post Office, Hyper Checkers or Pick a Pay

    Please use your practice number (ónly the last 7 digits) as reference for payment

    Dispensing HCP’s are reminded that the Annual Fees for dispensing licences, are nów due with Department of Health (DOH) The due date for payments is the 28th of February 2017

    Your dispensing licence shall remain valid until it is suspended or revoked by the Director-General in terms of Section 22E of the Act, and provided you pay the applicable annual fee of R200,00 before 28 February of each year.

    To download the tarriff offerings by SA Funders, please click this link : http://docweb.co.za/practice-management/tariffs/2017-tariff-offerings.htmll

    Alternatively you can access it directly from the main menu under practice management.

    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)

    Opportunity to register as a Family Physician - HPCSA Category Family medicine (Independent Practice / Public Service)
     
    Practitioners whose name appeared on the register of medical practitioners – Family medicine (Independent Practice / Public Service) on 17 August 2007 may now be registered in the category of Specialist family medicine – (Independent Practice / Public Service) respectively. Click on the link below to download the application form, which is the applicable form that should be duly completed and the original submitted to the Registration Department for processing. The period for this registration opened on 16 October 2015 and closes on 16 April 2016.

    This only applies to doctors holding the following degrees:

    • M PRAX MED
    • M FAM MED
    • FCFP
    • MFGP (to be converted to FCFP)

    The role of appropriate diagnostic testing in acute respiratory tract infections: An antibiotic stewardship strategy to minimize diagnostic uncertainty in primary care

    Brink AJ, van Wyk J, Moodley M, Corcoran C, Ekermans P, Nutt L, Boyles T, Mendelson M, Perovic O, Feldman C, Richards GA.

    Abstract
    Antibiotic resistance (ABR) has increased worldwide to the extent that it is now regarded as a global public health crisis. Interventions to reduce excessive antibiotic prescribing to patients can reduce resistance and improve microbiological and clinical outcomes. Therefore, although improving outpatient antibiotic use is crucial few data are provided on sustainability, the key interventional components or on the effectiveness of antibiotic stewardship (ABS) in the primary care setting, particularly in South Africa.

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