Healthcare practitioners have a responsibility to continually update their professional knowledge and skills for the benefit of the patient or client. To this end the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has made Continuing Professional Development (CPD) mandatory and all registered practitioners must comply with profession-specific requirements.
In 1999 Focus on Health was founded and developed a range of CPD solutions. Through the creation of a panel of experts, representative of all specialties, we ensure that CPD activities are timeous, relevant and authoritative.
Our dedicated team strives to generate new solutions to make the CPD environment so much easier to navigate. Focus on Health’s pre-selection of activities and providing these timeously, save you time and money. While colleagues search for activities, are frustrated with data bundle fees, slow internet connections, and are surprised by HPCSA audits, your CPD is sorted. This gives you the advantage of always knowing we have your back when it comes to your CPD. We will make sure we meet and exceed all your expectations.
What we do
We offer you a partnership by not stopping at CPD, but taking it further to ensure statutory compliance as it relates to the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Department of Health (DoH).
We present two different approaches to completing your CPD. Choose the one that best suits your needs.
Our continuous membership covers CPD for a calendar year and renews (repeats) automatically in January of the following year. CPD packages are sent out once a year with activities covering a wide variety of topics in both clinical and ethics categories. Activities make up the value of either 15 or 30 CEU’s. Benefits to your membership include an address check with the HPCSA as required by law and communicating with you more often to ensure yearly compliance with CPD. This is in addition to our CPD audit assistance and the upkeep and archive of your CPD activity record.
With our BuyCPD (Pay as you go) option you can complete any activities to make up the number of CEU’s you require and you don’t have to commit to buying the full complement of CEU’s required for your profession for the year. Our online portal makes it quick and easy for you to choose the activities that you want and need.
All our activities are self-study material, which can be completed in your own time. Activities consist of profession–specific reading material from open source peer reviewed journals with a multiple-choice questionnaire based on the reading material.
Focus on Health has been presenting a dispensing course for the past 15 years. We introduced the workshop context and all providers have since adopted this approach. This just goes to show that we are the leader in this field.
Our workshop allows for add-on lectures on the legal and ethical requirements related to dispensing, practical tips, guidelines on managing your dispensary, the interpretation of key aspects of the Medicines and Related Substances Act (Act 101 of 1965) as amended and finally addressing the KEY issue: how to comply with the medicines act after you have acquired your license to dispense.
If you have applied for another course and find it difficult to figure out how it all sticks together, you can still make use of our knowledge and expertise. If you are not sure for which course to apply, give us a call. We take your location, time available, specialty and personal situation into account to provide you with the best option available.
CPD and statutory compliance
Focus on Health
Office: 012 653 0133 / 2373 / 0759 / 2394
WhatsApp: 074 230 3874
Monday to Friday 07h00 – 16h00