Nursing takes a bad turn

By Katharine Child, 14 November 2016, Private nursing colleges are being forced to shut their doors because of delays by the SA Nursing Council in accrediting new training courses. The failure will lead to fewer nurses being trained. A plan to improve the standards of nursing has meant that two courses, a one-year assistants’ […]

Fed-up NHI doctors say they are nothing more than glorified nurses

By Mia Malan, 14 November 2016, GPs working in the National Health Insurance’s biggest pilot site say they won’t stay because of drug stock-outs, staff shortages and long queues Fewer than one out of three general practitioners contracted by one of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme’s pilot sites believe that the scheme will […]

Hundreds of medical graduates may be unemployed amid budget cuts

By Zahid Badroodien, November 2016, More than 200 newly qualified doctors may be left with worthless degrees if provinces can’t raise funds for internship positions. As South Africa struggles to address its shortage of doctors, newly graduated medical students may be left with worthless degrees as government coffers run dry. It is a crisis […]