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Practitioner Roadshow in Bloemfontein
Author: Daphney Chuma
15 November 2017 

Pretoria –The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting a Practitioner Roadshow for healthcare practitioners who practise in and around Bloemfontein, Free State Province
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Eight Healthcare Practitioners Arrested
Author: Daphney Chuma
26 October 2017 

Pretoria – During an inspection at the Lister Medical Centre in Johannesburg, eight practitioners were arrested for practising illegally. The inspection was conducted in collaboration with the Medicines Control Council, the Road Traffic Management Corporation, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Medscheme and Discovery Health.
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HPCSA Public Awareness Campaign in Hluvukani, Bushbuckridge
Author: Daphney Chuma
23 October 2017 

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is a statutory body, established to protect the public and guiding the professions. The mission of the HPCSA is quality healthcare standards for all.
In order to fully discharge its mandate of protecting the public and guiding the professions, the HPCSA in collaboration with the Department of Health, the Office of the Health Standards Compliance and Polokwane Municipality will be hosting a public awareness campaign in Hluvukani, Bushbuckridge
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Message of Condolence – Mr Joe Maila
Author: Daphney Chuma
20 October 2017 

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is saddened to learn of the passing on of the Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, Mr Joe Maila. Mr Joe Maila played an important role in the health industry
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 Traditional Healer Nabbed in Malelane
Author: Daphney Chuma
12 October 2017 

Pretoria – Since the establishment of the Inspectorate Office, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has increased its efforts to clamp down on bogus practitioners around the country. Bogus practitioners are warned by Council to refrain from practising as practitioners and putting the lives of the vulnerable at risk
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The Professional Board for Physiotheraphy Podiatry Biokinetics Practitioner Road Show
Author: Daphney Chuma
02 October 2017 

Pretoria – The Professional Board for Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics (PPB) under the ambit of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is hosting a practitioner roadshow on 03 October 2017, in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal.
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 Notice for All Oral Healthcare Practitioner
Author: Daphney Chuma
27 September 2017 

Pretoria – The Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene made recommendations to the Minister of Health that would allow for unqualified dental assistants, who have experience, to register with the HPCSA. The Minister of Health subsequently promulgated these Regulations on 07 April 2017.
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HPCSA Clamps Down on Bogus Practitioner
Author: Daphney Chuma
22 September 2017 

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has observed with concern the increasing number of bogus practitioners that are being arrested. Based on the inspections and arrests that have taken place thus far, it has come to the attention of the HPCSA that some transgressors are in fact registered practitioners who are employing unregistered persons to practice the profession that requires registration with the HPCSA.
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 Bogus Healthcare Practitioners in Limpopo
Author: Daphney Chuma
15 September 2017 

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in collaboration with the South African Police Services arrested two bogus practitioners namely; Ms Modjadji Ngobeni and Mr Henry Hanes (unregistered)
 

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 HPCSA PRETORIA SYMPOSIUM
Author: Daphney Chuma
04 September 2017 

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting a Symposium for all healthcare practitioners in Pretoria, Gauteng Province as part of its stakeholder engagement process.
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THE HPCSA CRACKS DOWN ON ANOTHER BOGUS PRACTITIONER

Author: Daphney Chuma
29 August 2017

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) Inspectorate Office in conjunction with the Medicines Control Council and the South African Police Service (SAPS) conducted another inspection at the practices of Dr Tshepo Stanley Maebane in Ga-Rankuwa. The person who was found to be practising at the premises is Mr Rasheed Ayoade Albi.
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The HPCSA Raids on Bogus Practitioner
Author: Daphney Chuma
23 August 2017
 
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) Inspectorate Office in conjunction with the Medicines Control Council, the Road Traffic Management Corporation and the Hawks raided the practices of Dr William Mosito Mogaila, situated at 43 Pretoria Road, Kempton Park, and 49 Pretoria Street, Hillbrow
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Classification of Psychological Tests by the Professional Board for Psychology 
Author: Daphney Chuma
15 August 2017
 
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has a responsibility to ensure that it protects the public and guides the professions. The Employment Equity Act was promulgated in 1998 and commenced operation on 01 December 1999. Section 8 of the Employment Equity Act provided that
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Global Fees
Author: Daphney Chuma
15 August 2017
 
Pretoria – On 13 April 2017 Council issued a media statement urging practitioners not to sign global fees agreements that may violate the HPCSA Ethical Rules. Council further urged health professionals to defer entering into global fee or similar financial- and clinical arrangements or contracts until all aspects relating to the law, ethics, clinical autonomy and funding mechanisms have been properly canvassed with all stakeholders.
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 Rustenburg Symposium
Author: Daphney Chuma
11 August 2017
 
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting a Symposium for all healyhcare practitioners in Rustenburg, North West Province as part of its stakeholder engagement process.
 
 Caution on unregistered Foreign Emergency Care Personnel
Author: Daphney Chuma
10 August 2017
 
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South African (HPCSA) has a legislative manadate in terms of the Health Professions Act 1974 (Act no 56 of 1974) to ensure the registration of adequately educated, trained as well as appropriately qualified Emergency Care Personnel for the rendering of quality and safe healthcare services to the public of South Africa
 
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Media Advisory on  the Duties, Professional Conduct and Ethical Behaviour of Practitioners
Author: Daphney Chuma
27 July 2017
 
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South African (HPCSA) is a statutory body established by the Health Professions Act, 56 of 1974 (Amended). 
The mandate of Council is to regulate health professions in the Republic in aspects pertaining to education, training and registration, professional conduct and ethical behaviour amongst others
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Bogus Practitioner Arrested After Raid by The HPCSA
Author: Daphney Chuma
25 July 2017
 
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South African (HPCSA) Inspectorate Office in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies conducted a raid at the practice of Ms Mashela Marthina Mokgabudi who was practising at 102 Bophelong Centre in Springs. Ms Mokgabudi was erased from the HPCSA register in 2013, as a Physiotherapist, however, she was found practising as a Medical Practitioner and using the title of a doctor.
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 Complaint Lodged by Dr Yumna Moosa
 Author: Daphney Chuma
03 July 2017
 
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South African (HPCSA) has noted the various media reports relating to the complaint by Dr Moosa. The HPCSA confirms that the complainant, Dr Yumna Moosa, lodged a formal complaint (in terms of Regulation 2 of the Regulations Relating to the Conduct of Inquiries into Alleged Unprofessional Conduct Under the Health Professions Act, 1974 against two practitioners last year.
 
Caution of Unaccredited Training Providers in Arts Therapy
Author: Daphney Chuma
22 May 2017
 
Pretoria – The Professional Board for Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics and Arts Therapy of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has a legislative mandate in terms of the Health Professions Act 1974 (Act no 56 of 1974) to ensure the registration of adequately educated and trained as well as appropriately  qualified Occupational Therapy, Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics and Arts Therapy practitioners for the rendering of quality and safe health care services to the public of South Africa.
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Redefining the scope of practise for Psychology Professionals 
Author: Daphney Chuma
27 April 2017
 
Pretoria – On 14 November 2016, the Court declared the 2011 Amendment Regulations defining the scope of practice invalid. However, the Court suspended the declaration of invalidity for 24 months to afford the Minister of Health, the Health Professions Council of South Africa and the Professional Board for Psychology (PBP) an opportunity to promulgate the regulations defining the scope of practice properly.
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HPCSA’s position on global fees: practitioners urged not to sign agreements that may violate ethical rules
Author: Daphney Chuma
13 April 2017


Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has noted concerns expressed by healthcare professionals in relation to global fee and similar arrangements by medical schemes. These concerns relate to the protection of patient rights and limitations on professional autonomy, to be able to act in the best interest of patients.
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Unqualified yet Experienced Dental Assistants to Register
Author: Daphney Chuma
11 April 2017


Pretoria – In April 2005, the HPCSA opened the registration process to professionalise Dental Assistants. At the time, the regulations prescribed qualifications that would enable dental assistants to register. Those that did not register were thus not allowed to practise. The HPCSA as a statutory body is required to act in accordance with the establishing statute, namely the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 which requires that Dental Assistants should register with the HPCSA if they are to practise.
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HPCSA Inspectorate arrests bogus practitioner in Brits
 
Author: Daphney Chuma
04 April 2017 
 
Pretoria - In upholding this mandate, the HPCSA Inspectorate Office in collaboration with the Medicines Control Council; and Medscheme arrested the bogus practitioner, a Congolese man; who was allegedly treating patients and dispensing medication and medical certificates from a shack in township in Brits, North West Province.
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 The Professional Board of Psychology
Author: Daphney Chuma
07 March 2017 
 
Pretoria - On 2 September 2011, the Minister of Health (“Minister”) published the Regulations Defining the Scope of the Profession of Psychology (GNR 704 in Government Gazette 34581) (“Regulations”). Those regulations amended the earlier regulations under the same title (published under GNR 993 of 16 September 2008).
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Media Invite
Author: Daphney Chuma
27 February 2017 
 
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is a statutory body established under the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974.
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HPCSA RENEWAL OF REGISTRATIONS FOR PRACTITIONERS GOES ONLINE
Author: Daphney Chuma
24 February 2017
 
Pretoria – The HPCSA is mandated to regulate the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.
 
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 Participation in Strike Action Emergency Care Providers
Author: Daphney Chuma
09 February 2017
 
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has a responsibility to ensure that it protects the public and guides the professions. As a regulatory body with a legislative mandate to protect the public and guide the Emergency Care profession, the Professional Board for Emergency Care emphatically condemns any strike action by Emergency Care Providers
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HPCSA is concerned about the current state at institutions of Higher Education
Author: Daphney Chuma
30 September 2016
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has a responsibility to ensure that it protects the public and guides the professions. Council takes this responsibility seriously in ensuring optimal health for all people through the provision of safe healthcare and practitioners that have been educated to the highest professional standards.
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Teeth Whitening by Oral Hygienists
Author: Daphney Chuma
09 September 2016
Pretoria – The Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene (PBDOH) was recently requested to advise on whether oral hygienists were allowed to undertake teeth whitening procedures. In considering a response to this question two rules need to be considered
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HPCSA Gets Practitioner Struck Off The Register
Author: Daphney Chuma
01 September 2016
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) yesterday, Wednesday 31 August 2016, struck Mr Anton Dreyer off the register. Mr Dreyer appeared before the Professional Conduct Committee, where the decision was taken.
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Geroge Symposium
 
Author: Daphney Chuma 
31 August 2016
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting a Symposium for all healthcare practitioners in George, Western Cape Province as part of its stakeholder engagement process.
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Roadshow For All Healthcare Practitioners in Port Elizabeth
Author: Daphney Chuma 
11 August 2016
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting a Practitioner Roadshow for healthcare practitioners who practise in and around Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province.
 
 
 
 
 
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 HPCSA condemns acts of Racism and Sexism in the workplace
Author: Daphney Chuma 
05 August 2016
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is a statutory body and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions. The HPCSA has been plagued with enquiries regarding racism and sexism at the workplace.
 
 
 
 
 
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Symposium For All Healthcare Practitioners in Welkon
Author: Daphney Chuma 
27 July 2016
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting a Symposium for all healthcare practitioners in Welkom, Free State Province as part of its stakeholder engagement process.
 
 
 
 
 
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 Verification of qualification for Foreign Qualified Practitioners
Author: Daphney Chuma 
07 July 2016
Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will require practitioners who obtained their basic medical qualification outside of South Africa to use ECFMG's Electronic Portifolio of International Credentials (EPICSA) to have their medical credentials verified
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 Urgent Notice
Author: Daphney Chuma 
21 June 2016
Pretoria – Please note that our office will close at 14:30 today, 21 June 2016 due to the strike around Tshwane. We apologise for the inconvenience caused
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HPCSA Public Awareness Campaign in Phoenix
Author: Daphney Chuma 
23 May 2016
Pretoria – The HPCSA is a statutory body and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions. The mission of the HPCSA is quality healthcare standars for all.
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More bogus doctor's exposed
Author: Daphney Chuma 
05 May 2016
Pretoria – The HPCSA, continues to execute on its manadate to eradicàthe bogus practitioners in the healthcare sector.
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Dr Basson's Hearing
Author: Daphney Chuma 
22 April 2016
Pretoria – Today the North Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria handed down the judgement in the eview Application brought by Dr Basson against Prof Hugo and Prof Mhlanga, in the official capacities as Chairperson and member of the disciplinary Committee, respectively.
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Scope of dental Therapist 
Author: Daphney Chuma 
04 April 2016
Pretoria –  The HPCSA, Professional Board for Dental Therapy & Oral Hygiene advices Dental Therapists and other stakeholders that, after discussion with various stakeholders, recommendations were made to the Minister regarding amended regulations defining the scope of the profession of Dental Therapists.
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Off-site Renewal of Registrations and the Issuing of Practice cards
Author: Daphney Chuma 
18 March 2016
Pretoria –  The HPCSA embarked on a nation-wide off-site renewal of registrations campaign. The campaigned affords practitioners an opportunity to pay their annual fees 2016/17 and have their practising cards immediately.
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Registration of Dental Assistants 
Author: Daphney Chuma 
12 February 2016
Pretoria –   Dental Assistants are valued and important healthcare professionals that work alongside dental specialits, dentists, dental therapists and oral hygienists in the treatment of patients, allowing for safe and effective oral healthcare delivery.
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HPCSA requests Dental Assistants to register by 31 March 2016
Author: Daphney Chuma 
10 February 2016
Pretoria –   Dental Assistants urged to register by the 31 March 2016
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Media Advisory: Update on the review application by Wouter Basson
Author: Daphney Chuma
10 February 2016
Pretoria – The HPCSA received a court review application by Wouter Bason challenging the decision of the Professional Conduct Committee. 
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HPCSA's Actioning of the MTT Recommendations
Author: Daphney Chuma 
27 January 2016
Pretoria –   The Actioning taken by the HPCSA regarding recommendations made from the Ministerial Task Team report
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HPCSA's Response to the SAMA Media Statement
Author: Daphney Chuma 
27 January 2016
Pretoria –   The HPCSA's response to a media statement released by the South African Medical Association dated 26 January 2016 
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Media Advisory on the case against Dr Luke Gordon
Author: Daphney Chuma 
22 January 2016
Pretoria –   Hearing of Dr Luke Gordon
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Hpcsa withdraws accreditation of EMC programme at CUT
Author: Daphney Chuma 
19 January 2016
Pretoria –  Discontinuation of the Education and Training of Pipeline Students: National Diploma in Emergency Medical Care  
 
 
 
 
 
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Competition tribunal dismisses self referral by IW Buchanan (CEO of Torga Optical) against the HPCSA
Author: Charmaine Motloung
09 February 2015

Pretoria – In an important ruling for the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), the Competition Tribunal of South Africa recently dismissed a self referral complaint by Ian Walter Buchanan, the CEO of Torga Optical against the HPCSA and its Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians over a long standing issue between the parties.  
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Hearing on the sentencing of Dr Wouter Basson to commence
Author: Priscilla Sekhonyana
19 January 2015

Pretoria – The HPCSA confims that a High Court application was lodged by the legal Council of Dr Wouter Basson to postpone proceedings to later this week based on the following reasons: 
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Hearing on the sentencing of Dr Wouter Basson to commence
Author: Priscilla Sekhonyana
16 January 2015

Pretoria – Please be advised that the finalisation of the sentencing proceedings of Dr Wouter Basson continues. 
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HPCSA embarks on a nationwide off-site registrations campaign for students
Author: Priscilla Sekhonyana
21 November 2014

Pretoria – In a bid to meet the increasing demands of healthcare registrations in the country, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be embarking on a nationwide off-site registrations campaign of qualified students entering the healthcare profession.
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Hearing on the sentencing of Dr Wouter Basson to commence
Author: Priscilla Sekhonyana
17 November 2014

Pretoria – Please be advised that the finalisation of the sentencing proceedings of Dr Wouter Basson will commence in November 2014.
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Court orders registrations of Dental Assistants
Author: Charmaine Motloung
16 July 2014

Pretoria – The Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) feels vindicated after a High Court judgment forcing Dental Assistants to be registered with the HPCSA.
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Practitioners warned about dubious mobile Radiology services
Author: Charmaine Motloung
05 May 2014

Pretoria – The Professional Board for Radiography and Clinical Technology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has warned practitioners about suspicious mobile radiology practices.
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Students warned against studying at an unaccredited institutions
Author: Lize Nel
27 January 2014

Pretoria – The Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)has warned the public that Oxbridge Academy in Stellenbosch, Western Cape is not accredited by the Professional Board to offer Dental Practice Assistant training.
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HPCSA mourns the death of Madiba
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
09 December 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the whole world today mourn the passing of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. A world icon renowned for peace and reconciliation died at his Houghton home in Johannesburg in the late hours Thursday, 05 December.
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Cautionary notice to prospective students studying overseas
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
25 November 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has condemned the practice by some doctors to exploit the RWOPS (Remunerative Work Outside Public Service) programme to the extent that patients are being neglected.
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Doctors and public warned against use of hello doctor services
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
19 November 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has warned doctors, other healthcare practitioners and the public not to participate in, or make use of, the advertised “Hello Doctor” or any other act of unethical telemedicine, that may be in breach of the Council’s ethical rules and regulations.
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Fraudulent certificates remain a challenge
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
08 October 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is again urging prospective students to only study at accredited training institutions. This comes after the Council discovered fraudulent emergency care certificates were issued by an unaccredited institution.
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HPCSA gets practitioner barred
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
13 June 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) succeeded last week in having a Medical Practitioner barred from practising his profession after not complying with category limitations and being involved in unprofessional conduct.
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HPCSA condemns exploitation of RWOPS
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
13 June 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has condemned the practice by some doctors to exploit the RWOPS (Remunerative Work Outside Public Service) programme to the extent that patients are being neglected.
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Warning: Illegal sale of hearing aids could cause permanent damage
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
22 April 2013

Pretoria – The Speech, Language and Hearing Professional Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has warned the public against purchasing hearing aids or amplifiers directly from retail pharmacies and other non-registered persons – not only are these pharmacies acting in contravention of the law, but these amplifiers could cause irreversible hearing loss to normal hearing members of the public.
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HPCSA withdraws participation in protest of practitioner treatment
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
16 April 2013

Pretoria – Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) today announced it is withdrawing from its participation in the Africa Health Exhibition, scheduled to be held between 7-9 May 2013 in Johannesburg.
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Retraction on media statement issued regarding the suspension of certain continuing professional development activities
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
26 March 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has announced the retraction of the media statement “Suspension of certain Continuing Professional Development Activities”, issued on 22 March 2013.
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Concerns over potential exploitation of Healthcare practitioners
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
24 March 2013

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has noted the practise of enticing practitioners to enter into Designated Service Provider (DSN) and Preferred Provider Network (PPN) contracts with medical aid schemes, and while these schemes may not per se be illegal, the HPCSA is concerned about the potential ethical transgressions that may arise from practitioners entering into these agreements with schemes.
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HPCSA advocates healthy teeth for a healthy life
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
19 March 2013

Pretoria – On the World Oral Health Day, 20 March 2013, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is encouraging all South Africans to maintain a healthy set of teeth and take responsibility of their oral health to prevent the epidemic of dental caries, gum diseases and tooth loss.
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Extension for submissions to determine guideline tariffs for medical and dental services
Author: Bertha Peter-Scheepers
31 January 2013

Pretoria – The Medical and Dental Professions Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has extended the deadline for submissions to determine Guideline Tariffs for medical and dental services for another 21 days.
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