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SOLIDARITY GUILD FOR HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS The Solidarity Guild for Health Care Practitioners is a professional community of people who stand together and work together. It is a community which focuses on health care professions where you can feel at home and where health practitioner work together and learn together, but all within everyone’s specific profession. The aim of the Guild is to protect health care professions, to afford young people the opportunity to build a career in health care and to be the watchdog who tackles important issues in the industry with workable solutions.

Members of the Guild can collectively get involved in the retention, building and sustainability of their respective professions. Common values offer every Guild member something to believe in, as well as a platform to give back and share knowledge through network opportunities, job creation, and mentorship programmes.

The Guild for Health Care Practitioners specifically aims to “create a safe environment where health care practitioners can deliver sustainable health care in terms of a fair funding system”.
BENEFITS Guild members are proud people with a strong sense for ethics and safety. They are people who wish to develop themselves and are not afraid to learn. The Solidarity Guild for Health Care Practitioners acknowledges that health care practitioners are passionate about their professions and regard the job as a calling in spite of the fact that it can be a very thankless job and where structures and systems could easily extinguish the passion.

As a guild member, you are part of Solidarity and therefore you qualify for all the trade union benefits we offer.

*Terms and conditions apply

Additional benefits within the guild:
Access to the Solidarity network of work for Health Practitioners.
Access to Solidarity Financial Services, our partner in all financial enquiries and services.
Industry-specific news.
Opportunities to become a mentor: For more information, click here.
Discount at S-Leer, a registered training institution for CPD points, and personal development programmes.

National Health Insurance (NHI)

National Health Insurance (NHI) regulated by the state means that health care in South Africa will be nationalised into the largest state department in the history of South Africa. Moreover, a very small minority will have to pay for all. South Africans must decide for themselves who they want to trust regarding their health.

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Crisis Summit

Crisis Summit

Health care affects each one of us and we cannot take a backseat to see what the outcome would be of the National Health Insurance Bill (NHI Bill). This bill has recently been gazetted and, as it currently reads, it could have far-reaching consequences for every person in the country.

The Solidarity Guild for Health Practitioners is hosting a crisis summit to discuss the implications of the proposed NHI Bill. The summit will address the impact the bill will have on specialists, general practitioners and the economy, and it will also deal with the implications associated with the bill. The purpose of the summit is to compile a combined input document which will serve as official comment on the bill and which is to be submitted in September.

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When you suffer from burnout!

By Bianca Smit “Burnout is a sign that something needs to change.” – Sarah Forgrave The abovementioned statement makes it sound so easy: If things do not work, change them. However, it is not as easy as it sounds. Health practitioners, nurses and social workers make the conscious decision every...

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  • Update: HPCSA’s first national conference
    by Staff Reporter on July 19, 2019 at 10:52 am

    The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be hosting its first-ever National Conference from 18 – 20 August 2019 at the Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng. The theme for the Conference is “Regulating the Health Professionals in the 21st Century” with a […]

  • NSAID use increases odds of kidney injury in...
    by Staff Reporter on July 19, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Older adults who start taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may have increased risks for acute kidney injury (AKI) and hyperkalaemia, findings from a new Canadian study published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation have confirmed. Danielle M. Nash, MD, of McMaster […]

  • Extremely low LDL cholesterol stroke risk warning
    by Staff Reporter on July 19, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Cholesterol levels that are too low may increase the risk for haemorrhagic stroke, Pennsylvania researchers have warned in their study report published online in Neurology. Chaoran Ma, M.D., from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, and colleagues examined the association between […]

  • Gauteng Health medico-legal liability skyrockets...
    by Staff Reporter on July 19, 2019 at 7:44 am

    DA shadow MEC for Health in Gauteng, Jack Bloom says a professional legal strategy is urgently needed to speedily process legitimate medical negligence claims against the province’s Health Department and block fraudulent claims. In a statement, Bloom revealed that the Gauteng Health […]

  • Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants may be best for...
    by Staff Reporter on July 18, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have a superior benefit-risk profile to that of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for patients with early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD), the authors of a review published online this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine have suggested. Jeffrey T. […]

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Who & what are Solidarity Occupational Guilds?
16 July 2019
By Bianca Smit “Burnout is a sign that something needs to change.” – Sarah Forgrave The abovementioned statement makes it sound so easy: If things do not work, change them....

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9 July 2019
Solidarity today expressed its concern about the precarious state of health care in the public sector and argued that the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI), as confirmed by...

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19 November 2018
16 November 2018 Solidariteit verwelkom die hewige en omvattende kritiek wat die waarnemende direkteur-generaal van die tesourie, Ismail Momoniat, oor die omstrede wetsontwerp op Nasionale Gesondheidsversekering uitgespreek het. Die kritiek...

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1 October 2018
The proposed Medical Schemes Amendment Bill and the National Health Insurance Bill tabled by the ANC bring up four issues that will play a very important role in the health...

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