The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will hold the first-ever HPCSA National Conference from 18 – 21 August 2019 at the Emperor’s Palace, in Ekhurhuleni, Gauteng The HPCSA National Conference 2019, is pitched at an international level and is targeted at the following stakeholders: • Health practitioners (including students) • Other health regulatory […]
Council and the Professional Boards under its ambit has noted that the guideline provided to practitioners by Council in fulfilments of its mandate in terms of section 15A(h) of the Health Professions Act in August 2017 has caused confusion to practitioners in terms of the requirement of obtaining consent from patient to release their treatment […]
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. […]
The HPCSA annual fees for 2019/20 have been published. Practitioners are reminded that annual fee payments are due by 1 April and valid until 31 March of the following year.
The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Registrar/CEO Dr Manyangane Raymond Billa, who assumed his position on 01 January 2019.
The HPCSA notes with concern individuals performing healthcare services that fall outside their scope of practice. The Inspectorate Office is investigating various private companies performing home-based polysomnography (PSG) sleep studies and continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) titration studies with the aid of PSG equipment.
As the concept of transparency gains prominence, the process of keeping patients informed becomes more important than ever. HPCSA guides health practitioners through key issues that patients to make better knowledgeable decisions.
Would you rather die of liver failure or live with HIV? This was the ethical dilemma faced by doctors at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre to save a child’s life. In 2017, doctors from the Transplant Unit at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre performed what is believed to be the world’s first intentional liver […]
The HPCSA will be hosting a series of off-site registration dates throughout the country – see the list of venues below. to The aim of this initiative is to ensure that practitioners are registered on time to commence with internships, community service or even independent practice. Practitioners will have the opportunity to submit applications to the registration team in their region.
The HPCSA is proud to announce the election of its president Dr Letlape as Chair of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities(IAMRA) at the 13th International Conference on Medical Regulation held on 7–9 October 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Practitioners who have not yet settled their 2018/19 Annual HPCSA fees, are urged to do so before 31 October 2018 to avoid suspension from the register. Practitioners are also urged to use the online renewal and payment portal by following the steps set out below.
A new study highlights key areas where Africa’s health systems can assist in the reduction of maternal and child mortality, infectious diseases, trauma and violence, HIV/AIDS and emerging chronic diseases in their communities.
The nature of certain professions or specialties registered with the HPCSA may make it difficult for practitioners to sustain their practice if patients do not honour their appointments. As a result, some practitioners charge patients for failing to arrive for their appointments. There has been some confusion on the ethical basis of this practice. There […]
Split-billing occurs when a medical supplier provides two accounts for the same service. One is sent to the medical scheme, listing the medical scheme tariff amount, and another to the member or patient. The member will pay the supplier what they think is a co-payment, but the amount paid does not appear on the claim […]
All individuals who practise any of the health care professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are legally obliged to register to the Council. The twelve (12) Professional Boards are established for the various professions. Registered practitioners must adhere to the regulations that specify the functions of their professions’ scopes of practice. The Council is aware of […]
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 […]
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 […]
Medical Practitioners registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) were invited to submit applications to serve on the Subcommittee for Internship Training (Medical) as “Evaluators”. Applications for these positions closed on 17 August 2018. Any further correspondence can be directed to: Postal address: The Registrar, Att: Ms S Langa P O Box 205, […]
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 […]
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 […]