Published: 04/11/2020

Invitation to attend the NHI webinars

Dr Nicholas Crisp, Public Health Specialist

Dr Crisp is a medical doctor and public health specialist who has for many years focused on health management consulting across the African continent. He was Superintendent General (HOD) of the Department of Health and Welfare, Northern Province (Limpopo) where he served from 1994 to 1999.

Dr Crisp was then a self-employed consultant and has worked on projects in several African countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania. In 2009 he served as Special Adviser to Minister Barbara Hogan. He was intimately involved in the establishment of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), the transfer of the medicolegal mortuaries from police to health and the creation of the Forensic Pathology Services, and in the establishment of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA).

He is now working with the Minister of Health on implementation of the National Health Insurance Fund, and like everyone else was diverted to support the Covid19 response for a while.

The webinar is based on the series of articles published in the South African Family Practice and it is the ideal time to ask Dr Crisp your questions.

Webinar 1:
The Big picture
Registration of patients

Webinar 2:
Accreditation of practices/providers
Remuneration of practices/providers

A link to the webinar will be sent to all registrants closer to the time.

Published on: 14 October 2019


The South African Academy of Family Physicians is the professional body for family medicine in South Africa. Our membership (of over 600) includes mostly family physicians, but also registrars in training to become family physicians, as well as some general practitioners, medical officers and other primary care providers.

Dr Phaahla, the Deputy Minister of Health, addressed our national conference in August and invited us to give constructive feedback on the NHI Bill. The theme of the conference was “The primary health care team: roles and alignment to the ideals of NHI”.

We asked our member to provide feedback on the NHI Bill and to respond to three key questions:
Q1. Do you have any concerns regarding the implementation of NHI as outlined in the Bill?
Q2. Do you have any questions of clarification about NHI as described in the Bill?
Q3. Do you have any suggestions on how NHI could be implemented better?

Their answers to these questions were analysed with the help of Atlas-ti and are summarised below.

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