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Associated Compliance Newsletter 070 - May 2019

Published: Thu, 06 Jun 19

May 2019 - Associated Compliance Newsletter From AC CPD June 2019 to May 2020 Just when you thought it was safe to take your foot of the CPD pedal, and for some that pedal was flat to the floor during May, you are already in. From AC HAS The legalisation of cannabis for private use has ...
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Breaking the cycle of health inequalities

Published: Mon, 03 Sep 18

Courier pharmacy delivers on accessibility to enhance medicine adherence   As South Africa prepares for the full implementation of National Health Insurance, the structural barriers impeding our society’s health outcomes call for sustained and far-reaching interventions to ensure the public not only have ...
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Associated Compliance Newsletter 068 – August 2018

Published: Fri, 31 Aug 18

The August 2018 Associated Compliance Newsletter has been published in the Insurance Gateway® Knowledge Base. The compliance landscape has become increasingly time consuming and complex to navigate. It will therefore be well worth your time to read the latest edition of the Associated Compliance newsletter, which ...
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Importance of RE Qualifying Criteria

Published: Fri, 31 Aug 18

In response to a recent enquiry from a candidate, it is important to highlight the absolute necessity to ensure that you take into account the qualifying criteria when preparing for the regulatory exams. Firstly, we want to emphasise that studying the Preparation Guide is in fact the very first step a candidate should ...
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The practice of “Defensive Medicine” grows alongside the rise of medical malpractice claims

Published: Wed, 29 Aug 18

        Aneesa Bodiat, Head of Legal  Natmed Medical Defence (Pty) Ltd           The number of medical malpractice claims in South Africa is rising at an alarming rate, and along with this trend is the potential increase in the practice of defensive ...
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Fast-forward: Novartis SA gets moving to boost women’s mentorship

Published: Mon, 27 Aug 18

Novartis SA mentorship walk gives women a deliberate/visible way to develop professionally   Johannesburg: Novartis South Africa, always looking to find innovative new ways to embrace diversity and inclusion, staged a mentorship walk at its Waterfall offices on Friday, 17 August, to allow men and women mentors ...
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HFA concerned over ‘interim’ increases in medicine prices for 2018, seeks consultation

Published: Mon, 27 Aug 18

            Lerato Mosiah, CEO Health Funders Association (HFA)                 The Health Funders Association (HFA) announces its strong opposition to any interim increase in medicine costs this year. Its announcement comes ...
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Natmed Medical Defence Releases the First Issue of their Medical Defence Review

Published: Fri, 24 Aug 18

Johannesburg: Natmed Medical Defence (Pty) Ltd, a leading South African Medical Malpractice Insurance Broker, has released the first issue of Natmed’s Medical Defence Review. This is a review of case law and other developments within the medical malpractice industry that will help to keep healthcare practitioners ...
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Quality healthcare must be for all

Published: Fri, 24 Aug 18

South Africa must move beyond the era of exclusively preserving quality healthcare for those with deep pockets, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. Addressing the Stakeholder Consultative Meeting on the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme on Friday in Tshwane, the President said the scheme is meant to ensure all South ...
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INSETA withdraws RE study material

Published: Wed, 22 Aug 18

A notice on the INSETA website reads: “After receiving several complaints from stakeholders regarding the inaccuracy of the RE (FAIS) materials (sic), a decision has been made to withdraw the materials from the Inseta website. Unfortunately, the one linked on their website is still the 31 May version, which ...
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A medical aid revolution is coming

Published: Wed, 22 Aug 18

The findings and recommendations highlighted in the provisional report issued by the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) underline the urgent need to change the way medical scheme options are designed says Jeremy Yatt, Principal Officer of Fedhealth Medical Scheme. “Although there is very little room to maneuver ...
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Change in top management at Hannover Re

Published: Wed, 22 Aug 18

Ulrich Wallin will be retiring in May 2019 Jean-Jacques Henchoz appointed as his successor Hannover: The Supervisory Board of Hannover Rück SE has appointed Jean-Jacques Henchoz (53) as a member of the Executive Board with effect from 1 April 2019. Following the end of the Annual General Meeting on 8 May ...
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Management changes at Swiss Re

Published: Wed, 22 Aug 18

Swiss Re today announces that Russell Higginbotham is appointed CEO Reinsurance EMEA and Regional President EMEA and member of the Group Executive Committee, effective 1 September 2018. Russell Higginbotham succeeds Jean-Jacques Henchoz, who has decided to pursue an opportunity outside Swiss Re. Russell Higginbotham ...
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Online dementia support group launched

Published: Tue, 21 Aug 18

Facebook group assists people caring for loved ones with dementia   A Facebook support group that aims to provide a safe and accessible space for individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia to connect with each other and occupational therapists experienced in dementia care has been launched ...
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Critical factors to fuel the data-driven enterprise

Published: Fri, 17 Aug 18

        Anton Jacobsz, managing director Networks Unlimited Africa     JOHANNESBURG: Successful digital businesses depend on data to provide the insights necessary to deliver new innovations, products, and services. But those insights are only as good as the underlying ...
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Where are the women?

Published: Thu, 16 Aug 18

In a female dominated sector of health and social development, there is still very little female representation at higher levels   Suzan Ntlatleng   Johannesburg: South Africa scores poorly when it comes to the number of women in senior management roles. New research shows that women hold ...
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Natmed Medical Defence Offers CPD talks and seminars

Published: Thu, 16 Aug 18

Johannesburg: Natmed Medical Defence (Pty) Ltd, a leading South African Medical Malpractice Insurance Broker, offers a selection of free seminars, workshops and lectures on medico-legal topics, or bespoke seminars, workshops and lectures to clients that carry CPD ethical points. Natmed has a varied Seminar Menu which ...
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The Emotional Cost of Caring

Published: Thu, 16 Aug 18

How is compassion fatigue threatening our health and social development sectors? Johannesburg – Compassion for others is almost certainly a motivating factor for those who join the nursing profession. In fact, for many people, nursing care is synonymous with compassion. And yet, in recent years compassionate ...
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Investing in women key to SA socio-economic development

Published: Thu, 16 Aug 18

Investment in women’s empowerment delivers long-term socio-economic returns, says Novartis Women’s networks and mentorship engagements can help unlock personal and career success Johannesburg: Empowering women has long-term positive socio-economic impacts, making women’s empowerment, career ...
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Is alternative dispute resolution all it’s made out to be?

Published: Wed, 15 Aug 18

By Terrance M. Booysen (Director: CGF) and peer reviewed by Jayson Kent (Cowan-Harper-Madikizela Attorneys: Senior Associate)   In today’s fast-paced business environment, where time is of the essence, any manner in which processes can be streamlined, made more efficient, and concluded within a shorter ...
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