Sanitary Guidelines at your Place of Work

Maintaining isolation in line with the state of disaster is of paramount importance. As practitioner, you should be able to motivate why you need to see someone face to face and not hold a session online. When you see someone for a face-to-face (F2F) session, maintain the necessary sanitation and health regulations such as: Keeping social distance Sanitising door handles, door bells, before and af... »

Claims with regard to Telemedicine

Dear CPF members, This is an important information update with regards to claims submitted if you intend to engage in telemedicine/e-counselling processes. According to our latest information you need to keep in mind that schemes might not pay for e-counselling/telemedicine processes. The telecon code 0130 is reserved for psychiatrists at this stage at Discovery, so currently we do not know if the... »

HPCSA Media Statement: GUIDELINES ON TELEMEDICINE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Pretoria – The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has noted that there are numerous advertisements for doctors to be involved in Telemedicine models that are in contravention of the HPCSA’s Ethical Guidelines on Telemedicine. This may result with patients routinely being serviced by practitioners virtually, that is, directly without the consulting and responsible practitioner... »

Letter from the CPF to the Professional Board of Psychology of the HPCSA

The following letter was sent to Professor Pillay by the CPF exco in the past week acknowledging the work of the PBP to clarify the Scope of Practice:   20 November 2019 TO: Prof B J Pillay Chairperson of the Professional Board for Psychology The Clinical Psychology Forum (CPF) wishes to acknowledge with gratitude the recent important announcement sent with associated updated documents regard... »

Scope of Practice: CPF Statement

Clinical Psychology and other categories of psychologists as well as psychometrists and registered counsellors Introduction The Clinical Psychology Forum (CPF) wishes to inform its members of the following very important announcement regarding the scope of practice by the HPCSA and the Professional Board for Psychology (PBP). The CPF also wants to thank the PBP for issuing the communiqué as this i... »

PMB Submissions – Schizophrenia, Bipolar and Mental health emergencies

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) is inviting stakeholders to make submissions for the benefit definitions of schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder and mental health emergencies. To read the curcular, click here. »

World Psychiatrists and Psychologists Conference 2019

Dear Colleague , Greetings! On behalf of our organizing committee it is my pleasure to expand an invitation to you to participate as a speaker at “31stEdition on World Psychiatrists and Psychologists Conference” on June 17-18, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. We request you to share the latest trends in all facets of Psychiatry and Psychology.  We have so many different sessions... »

DBT For Practitioners

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SAPPF Submission to NDH on NHI

The SAPPF (National Private Practitioners Forum) recently published their submission regarding the National Health Insurance (NHI) to the National Department of Health (NDH). “The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) is a voluntary association of private specialists working in the South African private health sector. The organisation has a membership base of approximately 3000 s... »

BURNOUT IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION

Burnout in the medical profession is an increasing phenomenon. A recent Survey, including responses from 15 000 physicians from 29 different specialist’s groups, reported burnout amongst 42% of them while 15% of physicians reported suffering from depression (Medscape National Physician Burnout and Depression Report 2018). Other studies show that more than half of US physicians and probably more in... »