The National Department of Health has embarked on an initiative to improve and expand access to healthcare services through the contracting of private General Medical Practitioners (GPs) to render sessional service in Primary Healthcare facilities. This initiative is in support of the National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot that aims to improve access to high quality public sector health care services. The initial phase of GP contracting for sessional services will take place in the 10 NHI pilot Districts, which are:
The NDOH has embarked on a consultation process started by the Minister of Health in his visits and road shows to the various districts; this was then followed by a letter from the Director-General: Health to GPs to test their levels of interest to participate in this project. This advert now seeks to formally obtain an expression of interest from GPs.
General Practitioners will be contracted through a national contract.
Individuals who meet the qualifying criteria need to express their interest by sending a brief profile indicating relevant District, location of their current practice, how much time they can give to sessional work and contact details to Mrs M Munsamy at NHIdrcontracts@health.gov.za or Fax: 012 395 8763.
Closing date 29/03/2013.
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