Archives

Welcome to the archival section of the SGFP website. Here you will find old press releases and announcements, organised by year.

Archives for 2015

2015-05-30  -  Medical Certification of Death – SAMJ January 2015
2015-05-11  -  Unabridged Birth Certificate For Minors – All You Need To Know

Archives for 2014

2014-11-27  -  Polmed Notification
2014-11-03  -  CMS Customer Care number not functional
2014-07-29  -  Notice of Withdrawal of Proclamation for Certificate of Need
2014-06-01  -  List of ‘harmful issues’ will guide healthcare inquiry, says panel
2014-05-20  -  Radiology Refresher Course
2014-04-14  -  Pneumonia ‘super-bug’ causes shivers in SA
2014-02-24  -  Notification from Universal Healthcare re Massmart Health Plan
2014-02-18  -  National Department of Health – Notice for Dispensing Doctors

Archives for 2013

2013-12-09  -  Sanlam – Medical Examinations for Insurance – Fees for 2014
2013-11-26  -  Sanofi Diabetes
2013-11-18  -  SGFP Response to the “Process Document” published by the HPCSA
2013-10-31  -  Postponement of Implementation of the ICD-10 Phase 3 and 4.1
2013-10-30  -  Health policies can stay, but risk-rating may go (Personal Finance)
2013-10-30  -  Gore: SA doctors deserve better pay (Business Report)
2013-10-30  -  Fee-for-service method “should be done away with” (Business Report)
2013-08-01  -  Split-billing versus Balance-billing
2013-06-24  -  IMPERIAL BUDGET PLAN
2013-06-20  -  SAMA-BONITAS HOUSECALL DOCTORS’ AWARDS 2013
2013-05-30  -  Specialist Clinics ‘are key to cutting costs, waste’ : Buisness Day: Tamar Kahn,
2013-05-08  -  Competition Commission to probe healthcare costs, says Ebrahim Patel: Business Day: Paul Vecchiatto, 07 May 2013
2013-05-07  -  Foods to protect you from environmental cancer risks: Business Day
2013-03-18  -  Healthcare industry scrutinised: Sunday Times: March 17
2013-03-15  -  NHI Pilot Districts: Request for expression of interest from General Practitioners. D.o.H.
2013-03-13  -  Circular 13 of 2013: Bestmed Medical Scheme and Sappi Medical Aid Scheme Merge. 11 Mar.
2013-03-13  -  Students seldom complete Cuban degree. Biz Com 11March.
2013-03-12  -  Competition Watchdog to get “invasive” new powers. Business Day Live
2013-03-12  -  Invite to comment on the New Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill – SAMA
2013-03-12  -  Patient safety efforts may prevent diagnostic errors. Business Day Live
2013-02-21  -  SEMDSA CONGRESS 2013 WANDERERS CLUB
2013-02-21  -  SGFP submission to the HPCSA on the setting of a ceiling/ethical tariff: Chairman SGFP
2013-02-11  -  The Spectator: Death on the NHS : Ross Clark : 9th February 2013
2013-02-11  -  NHS’s darkest day: The independent. 7th February 2013. Oliver Wright & Jeremy Lawrence
2013-01-16  -  National Health Insurance scheme needed but systems not clear : Bizcom

Archives for 2012

2012-11-27  -  How healthy are SA medical schemes? By John Cranke
2012-11-14  -  ‘Ethical tariffs’ could be detrimental to SA healthcare: Neil Kirby: Bizcom
2012-10-24  -  WCA/COID Cases:- News on SAP System
2012-10-11  -  Something rotten in the state of the health industry
2012-10-02  -  Govt calls on private sector to work towards universal coverage : Bizcom
2012-10-02  -  Competition Commission healthcare inquiry needs to be holistic : BizCom
2012-10-02  -  Council for Medical Schemes
2012-09-20  -  HPCSA and the accreditation of GPs in Ultrasound
2012-08-17  -  Nurses as effective as doctors in treating HIV patients : article in e-health 15th August 2012
2012-08-08  -  Advocate urges litigation over PMBs – Bizcom
2012-08-08  -  HPCSA releases new tariff guidelines for medical, dental services – Bizcom
2012-08-06  -  INTRODUCTION OF MEDSHIELD RENAL SERVICES DESIGNATED SERVICE PROVIDER (DSP)
2012-07-17  -  Medshield co-payment – Letter to Members & Doctors
2012-07-13  -  SAMA Conference 2012 – Roy Watson
2012-07-03  -  Adjustment to Fees Payable to Brokers with effect from 1st May 2012
2012-05-30  -  Metrocare:- The process forward.
2012-05-23  -  COIDA tariff for Medical Practitioners
2012-05-17  -  Amalgamation between NIMAS and Resolution Health Medical Scheme
2012-04-25  -  American Medical Association : Practice Management Centre : 2006
2012-04-25  -  Gauteng ready to pilot NHI – Bizcom
2012-04-11  -  How govt undermined private health care: Free Market Foundation: Jasson Urbach: 23rd March 2012
2012-04-11  -  NHI pilot will focus on district: Business Day: Karl Gernetzdy and Tamar Kahn: 23 March 2012
2012-04-11  -  Government takes first steps to decent healthcare for all. 23-Mar-2012. The Editor, The Times Newspaper
2012-04-11  -  Is the High Court ruling on PMB’s a Pyrrhic victory for consumers? Bizcom
2012-03-26  -  NHI plan now on a roll – Times Live – Sipho Masombuka – 23rd March 2012
2012-03-15  -  WESTERN CAPE WILL PARTICIPATE IN NHI PILOT – MINISTER THEUNS BOTHA
2012-03-06  -  Motsoaledi starts health overhaul: Source: Business Day via I-Net Bridge
2012-02-22  -  Competition vital to private healthcare: Karl Gernetzky: Business Day, 21 February 2012
2012-02-21  -  Health standards compliance ‘vital to NHI plan’. By: Wyndham Hartley. Source: Business Day
2012-02-15  -  Small open medical schemes in danger (IOL)
2012-02-03  -  Expect conditional NHI audit grant in Budget – by Evan Pickworth Bizcom
2012-01-13  -  Combined SEMDSA and NOFSA Congress

Archives for 2011

2011-12-05  -  Minister Motsoaledi: Presentation on NHI 24 November – SAMA at GSH, Lecture theatre 2
2011-12-05  -  Summary by D. Van Loggerenberg (SAMA) of the Minister of Health’s 2011 NHI road show talk to Doctors in Gauteng.
2011-11-22  -  National health to change healthcare landscape – Business Times
2011-11-14  -  SA can learn lessons from NHI in Africa – Bizcom
2011-11-11  -  Read a DSP Contract very carefully – SAMA
2011-11-07  -  NHI benefits could outweigh its costs – Business Times
2011-10-04  -  Sunday Independent Sept : Doctor shortage to hit NHI
2011-09-07  -  DA: ANC shutting down debate on the NHI: 17th Aug: Business Report
2011-09-07  -  How the NHI will change schemes: 17th Aug: Nellie Brand Jonker
2011-09-07  -  NHI costs will rise to R225 billion in 15yrs: 12th Aug: Bizcom
2011-09-07  -  NHI to cost R125bn by next year: 11th Aug 2011: Fin 24
2011-09-07  -  NHI could be ‘unconstitutional”: 15th Aug: Fin 24
2011-09-07  -  HASA welcomes release of NHI green paper: 15th Aug: Bizcom
2011-09-06  -  Reaction to NHI positive but concerns raised: 12th Aug : News 24
2011-09-06  -  Motsoaledi: NHI may reduce medical costs: Aug 12 2011
2011-09-06  -  NHI: Private doctors will be crucial: Aug 12 Fin 24
2011-09-06  -  NHI contributions will be compulsory: Aug 11 Fin 24
2011-09-06  -  Gordhan: NHI won’t increase tax burden. Fin 24 Aug 11
2011-09-02  -  The NHI unpacked: John Cranke Bizcom: 22/08/2011
2011-09-01  -  The G.P. and Discovery KeyCare G.P. Profile
2011-08-19  -  The 2011/2012 Public Service Wage Negotiations Reach Settlement
2011-08-19  -  NICD-NHLS Communicable Diseases Communiqué: Volume 10 No 7: July 2011
2011-08-19  -  Medical schemes need to help shift focus back to primary level healthcare
2011-08-11  -  Media Statement by Minister of Health – Release of Green Paper on National Health Insurance
2011-06-07  -  Medscheme REPI-2 GP Review
2011-06-06  -  Health Budget Vote Policy Speech
2011-06-06  -  COIDA Annual Medical Tariffs
2011-05-05  -  Comment on Hello Doctor by the SGFP
2011-01-02  -  Dispensing Fee

Archives for 2010

2010-11-10  -  Sama Conference – An Overview
2010-10-08  -  SGFP Website Launch