National Health Insurance (NHI)
We’ve finally been given government’s blue-print for how it plans to marry the private and public health sectors – the NHI White Paper. But many areas are fuzzy, particularly how it will persuade private doctors to work in a system that is likely to mean more work and less pay.
Dyfunction. Maladministration. Incoherence – a damning ministerial task team report on the Health Professions Council of SA signals the end of an era where the top officials could do as they pleased. But will change come fast enough for foreign doctors who are twisting in the wind?
The HPCSA is notorious for its inefficiency, but the Health Minister finally has an opportunity to reform this Byzantine monster
A shake-up at the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is imminent, following a high-level inquiry into the troubled body.
‘Soon, soon’ – the complexity of radically transforming the health system underlies the snail’s pace of the National Health Insurance (NHI) White Paper’s development, but a lot is happening to improve the quality of public health in preparation for one universal health system. Kerry Cullinan reports for Health-e News.