New report warns of environmental concerns for children and adolescents

A recent report by the WHO, UNICEF and The Lancet , featuring contributions from a researcher from Stellenbosch University (SU) found the health and future of every child and adolescent worldwide is under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices that push fast food, sugary drinks, alcohol and tobacco at children. No single […]

HPCSA Annual Fees 2020

The HPCSA annual fees for 2020/21 have been published. Annual fees are to be settled before 1 April 2020. See the breakdown of fees by professional board, as well as information on how to pay, exemptions, erasure and restoration below. DENTAL THERAPY AND ORAL HYGIENE: CODE CATEGORY FEES TT Dental Therapist R2 170,00 OH Oral Hygienist R2 170,00 DA Dental […]

Annual HPCSA Client Satisfaction Survey

As part of the HPCSA’s ongoing initiatives aimed at improving service delivery, Council has appointed a Service Provider, Plus 94 Research, to conduct an independent Client Satisfaction Survey. The Survey will be conducted from February 2020. Practitioners will be randomly sampled and requested to participate in the Survey in order to help Council improve its product […]

Reassurance from National Department of Heath on Novel Coronavirus

Based on the recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus, the National Department of Health has issued a statement reassuring South Africans that measures are in place to detect, manage and contain any cases of the virus should it come to our shores. So far, there are no suspected cases reported. Port health professionals routinely conduct temperature screening […]

 Public comments regarding the National Health Insurance Bill 

The Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has noted media reports in which various stakeholders have made public comments regarding the National Health Insurance Bill.  The National Department of Health would like to encourage all interested parties that have a constructive comment on the National Health Insurance Bill to engage with the consultation process that […]

Call for nominations to HPCSA Professional Boards 2020

HPCSA registered practitioners are invited to nominate candidates for the new HPCSA Professional Boards. The current term of office for the Professional Boards expires on 30 June 2020, and the Council requests that the nominations for eligible candidates reach the Returning Officer by no later than 6 February 2020.

2019 HPCSA Registrar/CEO Festive Season Message

About this time last year, I wrote my last festive season message to staff and the hospital community at my previous place of employment, Helen Joseph Hospital. It was an emotional moment to bid farewell to a community that I had come to love and respect. As I wrote that message I was at the […]

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 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.