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Netcare Krugersdorp Hospital encourages continuing professional development in the medical field

Netcare Krugersdorp Hospital hosted a continuing professional development

Tuesday, September 2 2014

Netcare Krugersdorp Hospital hosted a continuing professional development (CPD) workshop in Muldersdrift, which was attended by over 250 healthcare professionals, including medical specialists, general practitioners and allied healthcare practitioners such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists. The event was not only attended by healthcare professionals working at Netcare facilities but also by others from the private and public sector.

“Netcare is committed to ensuring that our healthcare professionals remain at the forefront of new medical developments so that we continually improve patient outcomes. We believe that it is important that our valued doctors, specialists and nursing staff are given every opportunity to learn from, and interact with respected experts in various medical fields so that they continue to offer quality care to our patients,” says Motlalentoa Motsoane, hospital general manager at Netcare Krugersdorp Hospital.

Some of the topics discussed at the CPD session included developments in orthopaedics, gynaecology and pathology. The highlight of the two days, however, was a focus on ethical issues affecting healthcare professionals, as well as the imminent legislation known as the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), which was presented by the Netcare group’s company secretary and head of the legal department, Lynelle Bagwandeen.

“This CPD workshop was not only an opportunity for healthcare professionals to earn CPD points but also a chance to network with fellow colleagues and specialists who are passionate about their various fields. It is an annual event and, thanks to the big turnout this year, the organisers are already starting to prepare for next year’s CPD session,” concludes Motsoane.

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Issued by: Martina Nicholson Associates (MNA) on behalf of Netcare Krugersdorp Hospital
Contact: Martina Nicholson, Graeme Swinney, Sarah Beswick or Jillian Penaluna
Telephone: (011) 469 3016
Email: martina@mnapr.co.za, graeme@mnapr.co.za, sarah@mnapr.co.za or jillian@mnapr.co.za

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