The European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) is again offering membership of their Society to our VASSA members at very reduced rates.
Please click here to view the latest Vacancy Bulletin from the Western Cape Department of Health. You can download the application form here.
It is with great sadness that I report the death of my friend and colleague, Richard Anthony Venniker, on 27 October 2017. Richard, the son of Tony Venniker, a well-known radio doctor and Durban-based family practitioner, was born in London on 2 July 1948. He was educated at the Convent School in Barkly East, De […]
A survey has recently been circulated to General surgeons in South Africa looking at aspects of training that might make their skills suitable for managing surgical diseases which are important to doctors working for MSF.
ACS NSQIP® and the International Relations Committee offer International ACS NSQIP Scholarships for surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who demonstrate strong interests in surgical quality improvement.
A formidable challenge to regulation 8 of the PMB legislation is being mounted by Genesis Medical Scheme and SAMWUMED in a court action against the Minster of Health. We are reliably informed that the Department of Health has decided not to oppose this action.
If successful, this will see all PMBs being remunerated at scheme rate only. It is anticipated that regulations will require that service providers accept the scheme rate without allowance for charging any co-payment. It is further feared that certain schemes may elect to reduce rates at which they reimburse PMBs conditions to state hospital rates.