Dr Letlape elected AMCOA President

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) congratulates its President Dr Tebogo Kgosietsile Solomon Letlape on his election as the 10th President of the Association of the Medical Councils of Africa (AMCOA). Dr Letlape will serve a term of three years until 2021. AMCOA’s primary purpose is to support medical regulatory authorities in the […]

HPCSA’s Health Committee

In terms of the HPCSA’s mandate of protecting the public and guiding the professions. The HPCSA is responsible for ensuring that healthcare practitioners are fit to practice their profession free from any physical or mental impairment. The Health Committee (HC) of Council is sanctioned in terms of Section 51 of the Health Professions Act, 56 […]

Call for evaluators for medical internship training

Medical Practitioners registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) are invited to submit applications to serve on the Subcommittee for Internship Training (Medical) as “Evaluators” for a period of three (3) years commencing on the 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021. Medical Practitioners wishing to become Evaluators for the Internship Training […]

Tribute to medical pioneer

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) on Monday, 30 July 2018, joined South Africans in paying tribute to one of the top cardiologists in the country, Prof. Bongani Mawethu Mayosi. Prof. Mayosi was one of the brilliant minds, a pioneer and a medical giant in the research on heart ailments. His first engagement with the […]

Keeping the record straight

HPCSA registered practitioners are advised to adhere to the following guidelines on record keeping that will also improve clinical outcomes, reduce waste, and ensure stakeholder engagement and satisfaction. Basic patient information requirements: Personal (identifying) particulars of the patient. Bio-psychosocial history including allergies and idiosyncrasies. Time, date and place of every consultation. Assessment of the patient’s […]

Continuing Professional Development

Ongoing professional development is not only a key requirement of the HPCSA licensure, but also enables practitioners to grow their skills and ability to serve the well being of patients and their professions. The concept of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), which has been around in some form for centuries, is essentially about learning to earn […]

Cross-border initiatives and projects towards malaria elimination in Southern Africa

Malaria is a very complex, widespread and particularly lethal human infectious disease. The disease is both preventable and treatable, but control, management and elimination of the disease is impeded by its complexity and other challenges. The epidemiology of malaria is greatly affected by rapid environmental and social changes. These changes affect both parasite transmission and […]

Caution against teeth whitening procedures

The Beauty salons are advised to refrain from performing teeth whitening procedures which they have not been educated and trained to perform. The Professional Board for Dental Assisting, Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene, under the ambit of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), is cautioning the public against teeth whitening by Beauty Salons. […]

Withdrawal of nominations for members to the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians

The Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians represents healthcare practitioners registered with the HPCSA in terms of the Health Professionals Act, (Act No. 56 of 1974) and are tasked with determining and maintaining the standards of professional education, training and practice in South Africa. The Board hereby wish to withdraw Notice given in terms […]