Entries by CCO

Workers shut down Department of Health building

Please take note: Proceedings at the the Department of Health building in Pretoria has been shut down, due to a strike by staff members. All communication and applications to the DoH will be delayed until further notice. We will keep you updated as far as possible. For more information. Click here

How to earn CPD points

Introduction It is not difficult to earn points in Continuing Professional Development (CPD), no matter what your profession is. The challenge rather lies in buying into CPD and then understanding how the system works. Hereafter you must find and place your trust in a service provider. Buying into CPD Buying into the system of earning […]

Striking workers still bedevil Sapo’s grant payments

Dear Focus on Health members. Please read the following article about the Post Office strike. Remember that we also have the following alternative delivering options; email, courier, online, whatsapp and collection form our office which is based in Pretoria. On Monday, the Communications Workers’ Union declared a national shutdown of Sapo after wage talks broke […]

Update to nursing profession

UPDATE TO NURSING PROFESSION and relevant Stakeholders about the Council’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and specifically planning and implementation progress The South African Nursing Council (SANC), in line with the provisions of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act no. 33 of 2005), is in the process of developing a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) System. This process […]

CPD: Guidelines for the Health Practitioners

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES FOR THE HEALTH PRACTITIONERS The revised HPCSA CPD guidelines were published in 2017. Did you know that self study articles cannot be older than 5-years from date of publication in the relevant medical journal? And that only 1 in every 5 questions in a multiple choice questionnaire can be of the […]

New draft dispensing fee for GP’s

The Minister of Health on Friday 19 May 2017 published a draft dispensing fee for general practitioners and other persons licensed to dispense in terms of Section 22C of Act 101 of 1965 as amended. Interested persons now have three months to submit comments, after which a final Regulation will be published and a new […]

Dental assistants registration

Any person who worked as a dental assistant prior to 7 April 2017 and who is not registered with the HPCSA, may apply to the Board within six months of the publication of the Regulations, for registration as a dental assistant. Such a dental assistant must pass a Board examination within two years after registration. […]