Annual HPCSA fees 2018

Practitioners can renew the HPCSA annual fees online by following these easy steps online – remember to first create an account after which the renewal process can be followed. Our Call Centre agents are on stand-by to assist with this process. You can reach them on 012 338 9300 or 012 338 9301. Once you have gone through the […]

Streamlined HPCSA registration process

The HPCSA focused on the process of registration as part of our re-engineering initiatives aimed at improving efficiencies and customer experience. Since December 2017 the processing of walk-in applications have been replaced by an outbound system whereby practitioners receive registration packs by registered post or courier. Practitioners are encouraged to update their contact details including postal […]

Closure of certain registers for EMS

New regulations relating to the qualifications for the registration of certain EMS practitioners has been enacted. Practitioners are urged to acquaint themselves with the new requirements since it affects their ability to practice. The registers will close as indicated in the regulations: Basic Ambulance Assistants (BAAs) – those persons who obtained the BAA qualification prior to the […]

Concern over clawback by medical aid schemes

The Professional Board for Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics (PPB) under the ambit of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is concerned that certain medical aid schemes are alleged to be behaving and or conducting themselves in an unethical manner towards registered practitioners, in particular, Physiotherapists in private practice. The main issues of concern […]

HPCSA roadshows 2018

The HPCSA will be hosting interactive symposiums and roadshows across the country in 2018. The roadshows are aimed at increasing stakeholder engagement and improving relations between the HPCSA and practitioners. These events allow the HPCSA to gain valuable insights on issues affecting practitioners enabling Council towards becoming more engaging and more customer-centric. In addition, the […]

Medical regulations

Medical regulations are the regulations, rules or laws that regulate Health Professionals. These regulations are set up to protect the public and to guide health professionals. The Health Professionals Act, Act 56 of 1974 gives power to the HPCSA to regulate health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional […]

Working relationship with colleagues

The practice of healthcare professions is a moral enterprise, the adherence to which not only serves to protect the integrity of individuals, but also ensure the continued livelihood of the professions involved. The HPCSA strives to guide practitioners by way of ethical guidelines in the performance of their day to day duties. The HPCSA wish to highlight the guidelines working […]

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

The ethical practice of the health professions requires consistent and ongoing commitment to lifelong learning by all health practitioners, through a process of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). CPD assists healthcare professionals to update and develop the knowledge, skills and ethical attitudes that underpin competent practice. This perspective protects the public interest and promotes the health […]

Update: Dental Assisting Board Examination

From the 7th April 2017 until 7th October 2017 (6 months) all dental assistants who have experience but who do not have a qualification can apply to the HPCSA Professional Board for Dental Assisting, Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene for registration as a Dental Assistant with a limited period of registration. Thereafter they would have […]