HPCSA receives clean audit for 2018/19 financial year

The HPCSA 2018/19 Annual Report was tabled and approved by the Council in September 2019. Of particular importance, was the announcement that the HPCSA received an unqualified report for the 2018/19 financial year. An unqualified opinion is an independent auditor’s judgement that the organisation’s financial statements are fairly and appropriately presented, without any identified exceptions, […]

HPCSA registration requirements

Healthcare practitioners in South Africa are required to be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in order to practice their profession. HPCSA registration range from payment of annual fees, keeping personal and CPD details updated, adhering to business practices as well as the scope of practice and ethics requirements. An annual fee is […]

ICD-10 Coding

ICD-10 codes are used to inform medical schemes about what conditions their members were treated for by healthcare practitioner so that claims can be settled correctly. The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) is a statutory body providing regulatory supervision of private health financing through medical schemes. The CMS has noticed that healthcare professionals experience challenges […]

South Africa Certified Polio-free

The National Department of Health is pleased to announce that on 17 September 2019 the World Health Organization(WHO) African Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) certified South Africa as a polio-free country. In a letter confirming this, the World Health Organization says: “Following the recent ARCC verification visit to South Africa in August 2019 and the ARCC […]

The Director General of Health bids farewell

The Director General of the National Department of Health Ms Precious Matsoso bid farewell to the position she occupied since 2010 to pursue her PhD studies. The respected Ms Matsoso joined the Department in May 2010 as the Director-General, having previously served in the World Health Organisation (WHO) as director of public health innovation and […]

HPCSA National Conference Statement of Commitment 2019

The Inaugural National Conference of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) took place from 18 – 20 August 2019 at the Emperors Palace, Kempton Park. One of the highlights were the Conference Statement of Commitment 2019. We the participants of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), represented by the Council, the […]

HPCSA National Conference 2019 Outcomes

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) held its first-ever National Conference from 18 – 20 August 2019 at the Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Gauteng. The theme for the Conference was “Regulating the Health Professionals in the 21st Century” with a focus on the role of the regulator in Universal Health Coverage as […]

HPCSA Past Presidents Award 2019

The HPCSA honoured Past Presidents at the Gala Dinner held during the recent 2019 National Conference. The Past President’s Award is aimed at recognizing a senior member who has served the Health Professions Council time and time again, either on the Council or Professional Board level, and someone who still continues to step up to the plate when called upon by the HPCSA.

HPCSA Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

The late Prof BM Mayosi was posthumously honored with this years’ Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is in recognition of individuals with more than 10 years of documented accomplishments in the regulatory and healthcare industry and their meaningful impact on especially the HPCSA and its Professional Boards. The award was received by Prof N Khumalo the […]

HPCSA Presidential Health Merit Award Winners 2019

The HPCSA National Conference held in August 2019 saw the gathering of professions regulated by the Council to engage on regulatory matters pertaining to the healthcare environment. One of the highlights of the Conference was the Awards ceremony recognising individuals who distinguished themselves through their contributions in the advancement and sustainability of the Health Professions […]

HPCSA National Conference App

The Inaugural National Conference of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be taking place from 18 – 20 August 2019 at Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park. Crowd Compass is a free App to guide practitioners during the Conference, with all details on specific events when and where, as well as live Q&A functionality. […]

HPCSA National Conference 2019 Programme

The programme for the HPCSA National Conference to be held 18 – 20 August 2019 at Emperor’s Palace, Kempton has been made available. The Conference will provide an opportunity for delegates across all health sectors, health regulators, policymakers, academics and service providers amongst others; to engage on regulatory matters pertaining to the healthcare environment; including […]

Nominate heathcare practitioners making a difference

The HPCSA invited nominations for the Health Awards 2019 in the categories of Presidential Health Merit Awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award. As a statutory body, the HPCSA is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions. The HPCSA Heath Awards is a new initiative aimed at promoting the tireless work of healthcare professionals […]

New Minister of Health

The HPCSA welcomes the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa in the appointment of Dr Zweli Mkhize as the new Minister of Health.

Register for HPCSA National Conference 2019

The HPCSA invites interested parties to its 1st  National Conference 2019 to be held at Emperors Palace on 18–20 August 2019. The Conference will provide an opportunity for delegates across all health sectors, health regulators, policy makers, academics and service providers amongst others; to engage on regulatory matters pertaining to the healthcare environment, including the shifting global and […]

Call for Abstracts for HPCSA Conference 2019

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is hosting its 1st National Conference from Sunday, 18th August 2019 until Tuesday, 20th August 2019 at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng. The Conference seeks to bring together delegates across all health sectors to affirm the HPCSA’s commitment to best practice in health regulation and to engage […]

Inspiring health workers to build a healthy South Africa

The National Department of Health issued a statement reminding us of the important contribution health workers make to society with the rallying call of there can be no health without health workers! This is not merely a slogan, it is a reality seen and felt by every South African because we all fall ill from […]

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.

HPCSA National Conference 2019

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will hold the first-ever HPCSA National Conference from 18 – 20 August 2019 at the Emperor’s Palace, in Ekhurhuleni, Gauteng. The Conference will provide an opportunity for delegates across all health sectors, health regulators, policy makers, academics and service providers amongst others; to engage on regulatory matters […]

Investigation into contractual relationships

Council has recently received numerous complaints against Preferred Provider Negotiators (PPN) – a service provider for optical benefits for members of different medical schemes. PPN is not a practitioner registered under the Health Professions Act (the Act), but there are allegations of unprofessional conduct by practitioners registered under the Act in their contractual relationships with PPN. […]