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HMI panel grills HPCSA

Health Professions Council of South Africa The last day of the second week of public hearings for the Health Market Inquiry began with submissions and extensive questioning of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The HPCSA, which comprises over…

Practitioners bemoan fee structures

On 24 February 2016 the Health Market Inquiry heard presentations from the South African Medical Association (SAMA), the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) and the South African Optometric Association (SAOA). According to SAMA, one of its main functions is to…

HMI talks PMB’s, price, regulation

The Health Market Inquiry heard today (23 February 2016) from health care professionals in the ongoing public hearings held by the Inquiry’s esteemed Panel headed by former Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo. Dr King, a cardiologist at Sunninghill Hospital, started the…

RHAP Submission to the Health Market Inquiry

Our submission will focus primarily on how the absence of clear regulation and controls on the distribution and rationing of healthcare services in private sector sustains and could potentially exacerbates inequity in access to healthcare. We start by highlighting the virtual absence of private sector provision, particularly hospital and specialised care, in rural settings. Rural Health Advocacy…

SA HIV Clinicians Society submission to the Health Market Inquiry

The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society is a non-profit membership organisation of over 3 000 health care workers with an interest in HIV in South Africa and the Southern African region. The Society’s mission is to promote evidence-based, quality HIV…