Academy Newsletter

Published: 02/03/2023

From the President’s desk

As I think of my contribution to the SAAFP newsletter, I am conscious that my letter “From The President’s Desk” was just published in the South African Family Practice Journal. In my short letter, I outline eight areas that we focusing on in 2023:

  1. Advocating for family physicians in the public sector with national and provincial governments.
  2. Advocating for family physicians in the private sector and through our Private Sector Forum
  3. Developing skills in point of care ultrasound. We are launching a short course in collaboration with the Global Ultrasound Institute and have applied for a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to implement POCUS in maternal care.
  4. Publication and dissemination of the 4th edition of the South African Family Practice Manual – more below
  5. Organising the National Family Practitioners Conference 17-19 August at the Wanderers in Johannesburg
  6. Participating in the World Organization of Family Doctor’s global conference in Sydney, Australia 26-29 October.
  7. Developing workplace-based training and assessment via training and accreditation of clinical trainers as well as implementation of an e-portfolio.
  8. Electing a new National Council – please nominate people to be elected into Council.

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