announcements

December 2018 - Terms and Privacy

Please note that our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy have been updated.


December 2018 - Natmedipedia

We are pleased to announce the release of the Second Edition of the Natmed Glossary of Medical Negligence and Insurance Terms, now rebranded as “Natmedipedia.


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November 2018 - Industry Watch

Healthman: Donald Dinnie comments on the study by Prof Ethelwynn Stellenberg in the Food for Thought section of the Healthman Private Practice Review External Link to article


November 2018 - Honouring SA Doctors with National Doctors Day

In recognition of the critical role that South African doctors play in the healthy functioning of South African society, 16 November has been declared national Doctors Day.


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November 2018 - Insuretech Presentation

Cover: 6 June 1944 or How to Make Really Good Decisions. Presented on 7 June 2018 by Donald Dinnie and Robert Bennetto External Link to article


November 2018 - Industry Watch

Bizcommunity: Minors, blood transfusions and the court External Link to article


November 2018 - Minors, blood transfusions and the court

Cases involving the ordering of medical treatment of a minor against the wishes of their parents are always difficult


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November 2018 - Industry Watch

Business Brief: Risk management for the healthcare industry: the importance of checklists External Link to article


November 2018 - Industry Watch

Medical Brief: Nursing negligence in private hospitals External Link to article


October 2018 - Best before date of litigation

Does a harmed party have an unlimited amount of time to claim for damages from an alleged wrongdoer?


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October 2018 - Industry Watch

FANews: Good News for Medical Practitioners External Link to article


October 2018 - Managing the medical litigation crush series #1

This series looks at possible legal responses to the growth in medical malpractice litigation and the significant increase in the quantum of awards or settlements over the past few years.


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October 2018 - Good New for Medical Practitioners

Good news for healthcare practitioners and healthcare facility operators is found in the recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment MEC for Health, Western Cape V Qole


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October 2018 - Industry Watch

Medical Brief: Supreme Court judgment important for covering doctors External Link to article


October 2018 - Top 10 Takeways Informed Consent

Natmed’s Top Ten Takeaway series is a first stop point of reference for busy healthcare practitioners and healthcare facility operators.


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October 2018 - Industry Watch

FANews: Natmed Medical Defence comments on the recent judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal in Life Healthcare and Dr A.S Suliman External Link to article


October 2018 - Utmost Faith

In 1985 the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, at the time the highest court in the land, killed off the concept of insurance contracts as being contracts of the utmost good faith First published April 2018


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September 2018 - Resolving the Once and For All Conundrum

A huge amount of costs arise in medical malpractice claims in dealing with and resolving the quantum of damages to be paid a deserving claimant. First published April 2018


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September 2018 - The importance of checklists

An interesting tool for risk management in a medical setting looks deceptively simple: a checklist. First published August 2018


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September 2018 - Periodic Payments in Medico-legal Claims

A significant cost for all defendants in a medico-legal claim is that of a lump sum settlement or award. First published June 2018


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September 2018 - Bleak House, a tale of wealth and health for patients and doctors?

Why appropriate medico-legal reform improves the health of patients, avoiding the pursuit of wealth. First published July 2018


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August 2018 - The practice of “Defensive Medicine”

The number of medical malpractice claims in South Africa is rising at an alarming rate, and along with this trend is the potential increase in the practice of defensive medicine.


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August 2018 - Should it be Once and For All

In medical malpractice claims the once and for all rule has been criticized but no defendant has successfully challenged it. First published April 2018


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August 2018 - Lessons Never Learned

The recent judgment of the Pretoria High Court in Venter and The MEC for Health, Gauteng would be unexceptional but for the two important lessons tucked away in the banality of the findings
First published May 2018


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August 2018 - Secure your Passwords

Trouble with passwords, how to remember them and keep them safe, read this new opinion piece now.


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August 2018 - What-If #1 and #2 now available

Each What-If edition is a simplified guide to assist our insureds in regard to common medico-legal issues that may arise in the future.


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August 2018 - Medical Defence Review #1

The Medical Defence Review is a collection of lay person friendly case reviews, lessons learnt, and guidelines for healthcare practitioners.


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August 2018 - CPD Seminar Topics

Our team of experienced presenters, including our in-house lawyers, offer seminars, workshops or lectures on a range of topics and for any size of audience.


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April 2018 - Appointment of new CEO Donald Dinnie

As the famous Bob Dylan song and lyrics portray “For the times they are a-changin- we have exciting developments of progress within our Group that we wish to share.


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