Welcome To IPA Foundation

The main purpose of this initiative was to galvanise and unite Family Practitioners into providing better care. The IPA Foundation was conceptualised 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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Qualicare News Letter - October 2017

Every South African is entitled to access to quality, promotive, preventative, curative, rehabilitative and palliative healthcare


SAMA Practice Cost Study

RE: Completion of SAMA Practice Cost Study Surveys The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has, after an open bidding process, commissioned HealthMan, PPO Serve and Medical Practice Consulting (MPC) (“the consortium”) to conduct an independent Practice Cost Study on General Practitioners and Specialists in private practice.

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If patients had better information about private health providers, this would stimulate competition, says the Health Market Inquiry

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Why mediation and arbitration offer a better route to solving medical disputes

A medical scandal in South Africa, that resulted in the deaths of 94 patients with mental health disorders...

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Health Outcome Measurement & Reporting 

IPAF welcomes the opportunity to comment on the discussion Document issued by the the Health Market Inquiry...

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IPAF / Prior Mobile health relationship: 

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