REVIEW OF THE BUSINESS PRACTICE POLICY – HPCSA

The CPF received an official request from the HPCSA regarding business practice policy: REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS ON THE REVIEW OF THE BUSINESS PRACTICE POLICY  The Health Professions Council’s Committee on Business Practices is in the process of reviewing the Business Practice Policy and has called for submissions from all Professional Boards.  The Committee on Business Practice requested the Profe... »

PMB Review – Council for Medical Schemes

Dear Colleague, If you claim via medical aid and apply for PMB’s on behalf of your patients, then this review of the Prescribed Minimum Benefits will be relevant. According to the CMS: “A draft PMB benefit package framework was drafted and published for stakeholder comments. The recommended framework proposed a departure from the current package which is disease/condition based, to a s... »

HPCSA Warns against Global Fees (Repost)

This is a post from April 2017 taken from the Business Live website. The importance of this issue need to be emphasised. Practitioners are invited to use the comment section to share their ideas and discuss concerns.   HPCSA warns against global fee arrangements with medical schemes The Health Professions Council urges healthcare professionals not to buy into the global fee model, saying it ‘... »

Call for Membership

Dear friends & colleagues, I am writing to invite you to join the Clinical Psychology Forum. Many of us are concerned about a number of issues facing clinical psychology, and psychology in general, and feel helpless in making our voices heard in a constructive way. The Clinical Psychology Forum is working hard to ensure that clinical psychologists’ practices are upheld in the following c... »

Removing the Fear of Testifying

by Crystal Duvenhage When hearing the words “Court” or “Testify” many Psychologists are filled with emotions of fear, anxiety, and/or even dread. The Court and the law is an area in which many Psychologists feel uncomfortable and vulnerable.  This, however, does not have to be so if we understand what our role is and what is expected of us. This really is a clear-cut environment with nothing vague... »

The Clinical Psychologist in Court

by Dr. Lynette Roux The concept of the psychologist playing a role as an expert witness in the court is not a new one.  For decades psychologists have been viewed both positively and negatively by the courts. More recently, the psychologist has been recognised as being able to assist the court and being able to provide insight into the psychological functioning of people.  This includes providing ... »

Take care with the care you offer

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On Schizophrenia

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