Is your beauty therapist legally allowed to perform teeth whitening?

The public need to be cautious about having their teeth whitened at beauty salons, the Professional Board for Dental Assisting, Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene has warned...

26 Jun 2018

Life Esidimeni families receive compensation

Families of the 134 Life Esidimeni victims have received compensation from the Gauteng Provincial Government...

25 Jun 2018

EC Health's plan to deal with medical lawsuits

The Eastern Cape is implementing a multi-pronged strategy to help tackle medico legal claims that have cost the province just over R1bn over the past few years...

13 Jun 2018

Health anti-corruption forum to curb fraud

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU), in collaboration with other law enforcement units, has launched the National Health Anti-Corruption Forum to curb fraud, waste and abuse in the sector...

7 Jun 2018

Change in policy opens the way for generics

Proposed changes to the Intellectual Property Policy will do away with prolonged patents and open up the pharmaceuticals sector for more affordable generics to be manufactured...

31 May 2018

Act could redress medical scheme sustainability issues

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has hinted at a number of reforms that directly address challenges of sustainability that the medical schemes industry is currently facing...

21 May 2018

When sorry seems to be the hardest word

When things go wrong, appropriate communication with a patient and their relatives is a skill perfected over time. ..

By Donald Dinnie 16 May 2018

Medical Malpractice in South Africa

Medical Malpractice in South Africa deals with the practical aspects of medical negligence litigation from a substantive, procedural and ethical point of view...

Issued by LexisNexis 9 May 2018

What the POPI Act means for medical aid schemes

When implemented, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will fundamentally change the way personal data is managed and a patient's medical information and history are particularly sensitive...

8 May 2018

Groundbreaking settlement in silicosis/TB class action

In the first class action settlement of its kind in South Africa, an agreement has been reached in the silicosis and tuberculosis case after three years of extensive negotiation.

3 May 2018

Health Market Inquiry postpones release of report

The Competition Commission has announced the postponement of the Provisional Findings and Recommendation Report into the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) to the end of May...

30 Apr 2018

Malpractice claims on the rise

There's been an "explosion" of medical malpractice litigation claims in the country over the past few years, with warnings that the compassion-based practice of medicine is being replaced by defensive medicine and mistrust...

17 Apr 2018

How much is a personal injury claim worth?

A reasonable question most people have when considering a personal injury claim is how much compensation they can expect...

5 Apr 2018

Sama: #Life Esidimini is a serious indictment on government

Retired Justice Dikgang Moseneke's opening paragraph in his Life Esidimeni ruling sums up the horror of case...

23 Mar 2018

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