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 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 […]

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. […]

HPCSA Annual Fees 2019/20

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.

New HPCSA Registrar/CEO

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.

HPCSA investigating scope of practice transgressions

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.

Informed consent

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.

World first transplant

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 […]

HPCSA off-site registration drive 2018

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. 

International recognition for HPCSA president

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.