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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IPAF Supports SAMA

To All IPA Registered Healthcare Profesionals: SAMA Practice Cost Study.

It is with great enthusiasm that IPAF supports the Practice cost study which has been commissioned by SAMA and will be run by Healthman, PPO serve and MPC.

SAMA Practice Cost Study

RE: Completion of SAMA Practice Cost Study Surveys The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has, after an open bidding process, commissioned HealthMan, PPO Serve and Medical Practice Consulting (MPC) (“the consortium”) to conduct an independent Practice Cost Study on General Practitioners and Specialists in private practice.

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