HPCSA leadership changes

In anticipation of the new changes facing the HPCSA, the following appointments were made on an interim basis to the secretariat’s leadership team: Chief Operations Officer: Dr Munyadziwa Kwinda; GM: Professional Boards: Ms Adelle Taljaard; GM: Legal Services: Mr Cliff Nkuna; Registrar/CEO: Adv Phelelani Khumalo; Council is currently awaiting the formal appointment of the Registrar/CEO […]

Guidance for healthcare professionals

The HPCSA Inspectorate Office is here to assist and guide healthcare professionals to perform their duties of helping the public without any hindrances. The Inspectorate Office was established as one of the HPCSA’s efforts to fully discharge its mandate of protecting the public and guiding the professions. This is in line with one of Council’s […]

Build your career portfolio online

In order to improve services and create efficiencies, the HPCSA has launched a new system. Practitioners who obtained their basic medical qualification outside of South Africa are now required to utilise the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) to have their medical credentials verified. The Electronic Portfolio of […]

How to lodge a complaint

Practitioners often enquire if they can lodge a complaint against another practitioner whom they believe is unethical or practising outside the scope of their qualifications. The Health Professions Act does make provision for practitioners to lodge complaints against other professionals. Provision is also made for patients to lodge a complaint against a practitioner whose conduct […]

Patients to get scheme permission

The majority of medical schemes require their members to obtain authorisation before receiving services from healthcare practitioners registered under the Health Professions Act. While acting in the best interest of their patients, some practitioners offer to assist them with obtaining authorisation from their medical schemes for services to be rendered. Unfortunately, this has left members […]

Assistance for impaired professionals

Patient after patient, shift after shift, phones ringing endlessly. Work has never been more stressful than it is today – and the healthcare profession is on top of the list of those under the most pressure. To mitigate the effects of these conditions by the healthcare practitioners, the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 […]

Am I in a dead-end career?

You are not the first person working as a dental assistant – or many other careers, for that matter – to ask if you have chosen correctly and if your career path is one that will take you forward. Dental assisting is a profession that requires you to display a varied skills set, from interacting […]

Dental assistants subject to new regulations

The Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has published the amendment regulations relating to the qualifications for the registration of dental assistants for comment in the Government Gazette on 22 July 2016. This was to allow for public engagement for a period of one month in a form of public comments. The National Department of […]

Upcoming HPCSA Events

Keep an eye out for the following HPCSA events – apart from earning CPD points, we would also like the opportunity to engage with practitioners on issues affecting their fields of practice. Where When Program information George Symposium, Western Cape Venue: Protea Hotel, King George Drive Tuesday, 13 September 2016 17:00 – 18:30: Registration | […]