Welcome To IPA Foundation

The main purpose of this initiative was to galvanise and unite Family Practitioners into providing better care. The IPA Foundation was conceptualised when prominent Independent Practitioner Association (IPA) leaders concluded the formation of an independent, unified doctor driven organization to represent the interests of Family Practitioners under the stewardship of the late Dr. Lex Visser.

IPAF is a non profit organisation comprising of the three major IPA umbrella groups, the SA Medical Contracted Community, (SAMCC),The Alliance of South African Independence Practitioners Associations (ASAIPA) and The SA Medical & Dental Practitioners Network (SP- Net). Later other provider networks such as the GP Management Group (GPMG) also joined the national initiative.

Some of the immediate directions of the foundation of IPAs were to address the discrepancies in cost of healthcare delivery and any inappropriate upward variation in expenditure between and within the associations and its members. A related issue was to address poor quality practice and determine corrective measures to prevent this. We believe that associations have succeeded in putting in place the pre-requisites for Clinical Governance.


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Knowledge, Attitudes & Perceptions

Antibiotic use and resistance among primary care prescribers in South Africa

Econex Blog Policy uncertainty: Medical schemes under the NHI

By Dr Paula Armstrong Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba presented his first Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday 25 October 2017. Many stakeholders in the healthcare space kept a watchful eye for any indication of funding mechanisms for National Health Insurance (NHI).

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Major Concerns with Narrow Networks
Medical Chronicle – October 2017
“The Economic Imperative and the Ethical Challenges” In the USA Narrow Networks have grown in popularity because cheaper premiums appeal to price sensitive consumers.

Below are some articles posted by the World Health Organisation Regarding the use of antibiotics.

Stopping An Antibiotic Course

Antimicrobial Resistance

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Misusing and Overusing Antibiotics


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Misusing and Overusing Infographic

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