Published on: 19 December 2019
From the President’s desk
The Academy wishes all our members a restful and restorative summer holiday season. For those celebrating Christmas, we wish you a Happy Christmas with friends and family. We look forward to working for you further in the New Year.
This is also a time of transition for many doctors as newly qualified doctors become interns, interns become community service doctors, registrars finish their training and look for family physician posts. This is often a stressful time for senior doctors as they cope with the transitions, holidays and ongoing service delivery. This is also a time for retirement, another transition. I am aware that Prof Derek Hellenberg, the Head of Family Medicine at University of Cape Town, is retiring, although he remains the President of the College of Family Physicians until the end of his term. We wish him well in his transition.