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Letter of Thanks from Dr. Hlabangana of Wits Radiology Department for STATdx and RADPrimer

Friday, 25 January 2013 08:28

On behalf of the Wits Radiology Department I would like to thank the RSSA and CME again for making STATdx and RADPrimer available to all the registrars and consultants on our circuit. We know that it will enhance the teaching and learning experience in our department. We really appreciate this generous initiative.

Kind regards,

Dr Hlabangana

 

Letter of thanks to the RSSA for RADPrimer and STATdx

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 08:38

Please view below a letter of gratitude recieved from Vicci Du Plessis at Grey's Hospital, Pietermaritzburg thanking the RSSA for the RADPrimer and STATdx initiative:

Letter of Thanks RSSA RADPrimer STATdx (1) (98.33 kB)

Below is another letter of gratitude thanking the RSSA for the RADPrimer and STATdx initiative received from Grey Hospital's:

Dr. Shirley Craib

Dr. Nicola Browning

Dr. Zakithi Mazibuko

Dr. Nondumiso Dlamini

Dr. Vishnu Ramoorthy

Dr. James Stutterheim

Letter of Thanks from Grey Hospital - Amirsys Statdx and Radprimer

 

Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Prevention and Control of Cancer established

Friday, 11 January 2013 13:23

Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Prevention and Control of Cancer established

8 January 2013

Pretoria, 8 January 2013. The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Pakishe Motsoaledi has established of a Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Prevention and Control of Cancer and the appointment of its inaugural members. The Committee will advise the Minister on all matters relating to the prevention and control of cancer in line with Section 91 (1) of the National Health Act.

The National Department of Health recognises that cancers, together with other non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases are leading causes of preventable mortality and morbidity in South Africa.

The inputs from a range of authorities are critical to combat cancer and the Minister looks forward to a productive evidence based engagement with experts including medical specialists, representatives of civil society and survivors. This committee will benefit the state to plan and implement comprehensive preventative, control and support services and more importantly; benefit patients and their families by meeting their needs for quality care.

The Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Prevention and Control of Cancer members are:

  • Professor Raymond Abratt
  • Ms Kwanele Asante-Shongwe
  • Dr. Jennifer Moodley
  • Professor Paul Ruff
  • Professor Vikash Sewram
  • Ms Nontuthuzelo Somdyala
  • Professor Christina Stefan
  • Ms Sue Janse van Rensburg

The committee will comprise the inaugural members appointed by the Honourable Minister as well as representatives from National Pathology Services, the National Department of Health and other Government Departments as well as the National Cancer Registry.

Enquiries:
Professor Freeman Tel (W) 012 3958020, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Popo Maja 0823731169/072 585 3219, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Circular 45 of 2012: Bestmed Medical Scheme and SAPPI Medical Aid Scheme want to merge

Friday, 07 December 2012 15:11

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Bestmed Medical Scheme and SAPPI Medical Aid Scheme intend to merge on 1 April 2013.

If you have an objection to this, you have until 10 January 2013 to submit it in writing.

To read the article, click here.

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Contact Details

General Enquiries:

Mon-Fri(08h00 - 17h00)

Telephone:

0861 123 267 / (0861 123 CMS)

Fax:

(012) 430 7644

E-mail:

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New Process Announced To Determine Guideline Tarriffs For Medical and Dental Services

Friday, 30 November 2012 08:43

Attached and underneath, please find a media release regarding the new process to determine Guideline Tariffs for medical and dental services for your consideration.

Click on link below to view media release.

HPCSA Media Release - New Process Announced to Determine Guidline Tarriffs (39.45 kB)

 

ICIS News - November 2012 Newsletter

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 08:54

ICIS is pleased to welcome Louise Mustoe as Events & Marketing Officer. Louise will be based at our central London office, and joins our small administrative team. Contact Louise for details of ICIS events or any other queries.

Dr. Leslie Quint of University of Michigan Medical Centre became President of ICIS, 2012/2013, in October, at the close of the ICIS 2012 conference. She succeeded Professor Anwar Padhani whose year as President had culminated in presiding over the annual teaching course held at the Said Business School in Oxford.

For a full newsletter please click on link below.

ICIS_November_2012_Newsletter (309.32 kB)

Regards,

RSSA

 

HPCSA Media Statement - Axes Thousands from its register

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 09:42

Media Statement

HPCSA AXES THOUSANDS FROM ITS REGISTER

06 November 2012

For immediate release

Pretoria - Almost 10 000 healthcare practitioners were suspended from the Health Professions Council of South Africa’s (HPCSA) register this past weekend for failure to pay their annual fees.

This announcement by the Council comes after the deadline for payment of annual fees was disregarded despite the Council having exhausted all avenues in contacting these practitioners, including letters, telephone calls, sms and notification via professional associations.

According to the Health Professions Act, it is a criminal offence to practice any of the health professions under the ambit of the Council when suspended or erased from the Register.

Practitioners are required to pay their annual fees on or before 1 April of every year. The money is used by the Council to act on its mandate of protecting the public and guiding the professions.

Among the 10 000, some 1 500 Medical and Dental Practitioners will not be allowed to practice their professions, while over 6 500 emergency care practitioners were suspended on the weekend for failing to comply with the regulations governing the professions. Almost 600 Psychologists were also struck from the Register.

The HPCSA is calling on employers to ensure all practitioners have paid their annual fees and are legally practising their professions.

Practitioners can contact the HPCSA Call Centre on 012 338 9301 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information.

Please click link below to view Media Statement

HPCSA Media Release (81.5 kB)

Issued by:

Bertha Peters-Scheepers

Senior Manager: Public Relations and Service Delivery

Health Professions Council of South Africa

Tel: 012 338 9481/ 079 510 4186

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Hosmed - Letter to Providers

Monday, 29 October 2012 08:52

Dear Service Provider,

You will by now be aware that Thebe Ya Bophelo took over the administration of the Hosmed medical aid on 20th October 2011. We are pleased to say that this process (undertaken at very short notice) has been successfully bedded now.

There do however, remain a few areas where with your support, further improvements can be made:

Banking Details

As the new administrator,we experienced problems accessing your most up-to-date information from the previous administrator. The consequence of this is that we may not habe your correct bank details to facilitate any refund payment that may be due to you.

Please click link below for further information

Hosmed Letter to Providers (448.29 kB)

 

World Radiography Day 8th Nov 2012

Monday, 22 October 2012 15:32

World Radiography Day

8 November 2012

World Radiography Day is an annual international initiative that is aimed at raising awareness of and stimulating an interest in radiography as a profession. This collective contribution serves to highlight the importance of radiography, the indispensable function it plays, and the frontline role of radiographers in the health care environment.

Hospitals and health care centres locally and abroad host open days and share information about radiography as a challenging career in the medical and healthcare sector. There are four radiographic categories, namely, diagnostic, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy and ultrasound.

World Radiography Day also highlights career opportunities for young graduates, promotes opportunities for radiographers to start their own practices, and puts the focus on stemming the flow of the flight skills. Scarce skills are bound to affect the quality of healthcare for patients across South Africa.

The Society of Radiographers of South Africa (SORSA) together with the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) have been celebrating World Radiography Day, 8th November each year, as a homage radiographers worldwide pay to Professor Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, whose ground-breaking discovery of X-rays in 1895 earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901

On the home front, many employment doors are open to radiographers to work in government medical and healthcare facilities, and in the private medical sector. Radiographers may also follow the entrepreneurial route by opening their own practices and forming partnerships and joint ventures with colleagues. They could also pursue an academic profile by working at higher education institutions or get involved in research units attached to some of the universities.

Radiography ‘guides the clinical pathway’ and radiographers play an invaluable role as frontline professionals and health workers, particularly during the upcoming holiday season when road fatalities and pedestrian injuries escalate at crisis proportions through speeding, reckless driving practices, especially drink-driving and drug abuse behind the wheel.

Following the ISRRT World Congress that was held in Durban in 2008, the public profiling of radiography and radiology has risen substantially, particularly within the country and in sub-Saharan Africa, resulting in greater interest by graduates to pursue challenging careers as diagnostic radiographers, nuclear medicine radiographers, radiotherapy radiographers and ultrasound radiographers.

Issued by:

The Society of Radiographers of South Africa

PO Box 505 Howard Place 7450

Unit B44, Pinelands Business Park, New Mill Road, Pinelands, 7405

Tel: 021 531 1231 Fax: 021 531 1233

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

World Radiography Day Flyer (287.69 kB)

 

International Day of Radiology 8th November 2012

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:36

This year, on November 8, the RSSA, the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) together with other international radiological societies will celebrate the first International Day of Radiology (IDoR 2012).

The IDoR initiative was established with the aim of building greater awareness of the value that radiology contributes to safe patient care, and improving understanding of the vital role radiologists play in the healthcare continuum.

You are invited and encouraged to promote the IDoR within your community.

You can download the beautifully compiled booklet ‘The Story of Radiology (Volume I) which has been published by the ESR in cooperation with ISHRAD - The International Society for the History of Radiology - Deutsches Röntgen Museum.

All the key information about the International Day of Radiology, including the booklets about oncologic imaging and the history of radiology, can be found on the day’s official website at http://internationaldayofradiology.com.

You can also keep right up to date with the latest news by liking the International Day of Radiology Facebook page, and show your support by joining the official Facebook event page.

We are looking forward to a successful and strongly supported First International Day of Radiology.

Click below for more information / IDoR 2012 material.

 
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