Welcome To IPA Foundation

The main purpose of this initiative was to galvanize and unite Family Practitioners into providing better care. The IPA Foundation was conceptualized when prominent Independent Practitioner Association (IPA) leaders concluded the formation of an independent, unified doctor driven organization to represent the interests of Family Practitioners under the stewardship of the late Dr. Lex Visser.

IPAF is a non profit organisation comprising of the three major IPA umbrella groups, the SA Medical Contracted Community, (SAMCC),The Alliance of South African Independence Practitioners Associations (ASAIPA) and The SA Medical & Dental Practitioners Network (SP- Net). Later other provider networks such as the GP Management Group (GPMG) also joined the national initiative.

Some of the immediate directions of the foundation of IPAs were to address the discrepancies in cost of healthcare delivery and any inappropriate upward variation in expenditure between and within the associations and its members. A related issue was to address poor quality practice and determine corrective measures to prevent this. We believe that associations have succeeded in putting in place the pre-requisites for Clinical Governance.


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