CPC/Qualicare network expands into the digital era.....
The 2019 CPC/Qualicare Open Day was one of the largest gatherings of doctors and Pharmaceutical Companies held for Family Practitioners in the Western Cape, and broke new records for attendance, and relevance.
262 Doctors registered for the event and 62 Pharmacos and related industries supported the professionals with the highest quality lectures, augmented by related reading, excellent surroundings and great food and refreshments. This despite a Cape based generics company deciding to have an ethics meeting on the same day!
The satisfaction surveys revealed some of the highest levels of overall satisfaction which we have ever recorded with over 90% praising the venue and organisation and 85% satisfaction with the food and beverages on offer as well as the topics covered and the quality of the lectures.
The prizes were awesome with some lucky winners walking off with Eco dots, Air Fryers, and vouchers to the Waterfront valued at R 2000.00, Terabyte back-up drives and more!
Two most significant announcements were made which will change the face of CPC/Qualicare for future cooperation with NHI in the Western Cape.
- The Network is now open to “associate membership” by the Dental as well as Allied Healthcare professionals, such as Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Dietitians or other persons registered under the HPCSA mantle. Our progressive board has agreed that collectively we will be able to offer much more to a future NHI, as a large cohesive network of Doctors, Dentists and Allied Healthcare Professionals. Our Qualicare Consultants are carrying the details of this new class of membership to CPC/ Qualicare, and we request that you assist them by referring them to local Doctors, Dentists and Allied Healthcare Professionals in your areas.
- The Board has also given the go ahead to form an electronic network of providers with GPS data, Google maps, practice details, areas of special interest etc. Each doctor will have access to their own personalised website within the CPC doctors network overarching site. Bearing in mind that HPCSA regulations preclude advertising price, touting or canvassing, and still is sensitive about practitioners using terms such as “clinic, hospital or institute” when naming their practice, we have taken care to remain within the constraints of the Council when constructing the individual doctor’s websites. There are already over 100 doctors whose details are completed and processed and whose sites will be launched shortly. Doctors within the network will be easily accessible to patients looking for a doctor in their area, and we anticipate that listed practices will experience increased feet through the doors. We anticipate that you will see the benefits of this network growing and flourishing as these new measures take effect. Don’t miss out as there are certain special offers which are time sensitive when requesting your website be constructed, so ask your Qualicare Consultant to give you the forms and assist you in answering the questions so that your practise can move into the digital era, with a website befitting of your expectations. Let your site be the next one to be developed!
Our next two open days are in George and Worcester which will commence on:
Garden Route Open Day:
Qualicare is hosting it’s 5th Garden Route Open Day on Saturday the 24th of August 2019 at the Pine Lodge, Cnr of Knysna Road and Madiba Drive, George East.
Bring along a pair of good hiking shoes as there is a ‘walk in the forest’ to kick off the day which Discovery is hosting.
There will be exciting stalls and 8 interesting talks to attend.
Worcester Open Day:Qualicare is hosting our 4th Worcester Open Day on Saturday the 12th of October 2019 at the Worcester Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University Campus, 1 Durban Street, Worcester.
Don’t delay complete your registration forms and come and enjoy the day with us as well as getting your CPD points!!!
Tony Behrman and the Qualicare team