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SA Health Review 2015: Nursing in crisis

October 21, 2015
Health Management   Human Resources   News  

Nursing is in crisis, with huge shortages, declining interest in the profession, lack of a caring ethos and an apparent disjuncture between nurses’ needs and those of the communities they serve.

According to the head of Steve Biko Academic Hospital Cardiology Department Andrew Sarkin, neither public nor private sector patients benefit from the country's current two-tiered health system (File photo)

Council refuses to register plastic surgeon after 8 years of free service

October 20, 2015
Human Resources   Policy and Legislation  

For the past eight years, Kenyan Dr Michael Rebeiro has been treating South African patients for free while he specialised as a plastic surgeon at Wits University.

Medical students cautioned as they head to Cuba

September 2, 2015
Human Resources   OurHealth  

The North West province has warned 35 medical students headed to Cuba that bad behaviour abroad will not be looked on kindly.

NHI: Poor conditions scare GPs away

Poor conditions in some National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot districts are causing general practitioners (GPs) to think twice about working in public health

Free State protest for community health workers

April 1, 2015
Human Resources   News  

Bloemfontein recently came to a standstill as community health workers (CHW) and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) marched to the magistrate’s court in support of 118 health workers arrested in July last year.

‘Rural-proofing’ policy launched

Rural health advocacy groups have developed guidelines aimed at ensuring that policy makers and government address the rural context when developing and implementing policies.

Judgement: Constitutional Court sets certificate of need legislation aside

Read the Constitutional Court’s judgement setting aside proclamations requiring health care providers to obtain controversial certificates of need, or ministerial approval prior to practicing.