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    1.1 Medical Schemes Amendments Bill At a Press Conference on Thursday 21 June 2018, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, released the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill together with the National Health Insurance Bill for public comment. Motsoaledi stated that the “reason for the amendment is to align the medical scheme environment to that which will exist […]


    Wishing our Muslim members and their families a blessed Eid


    The list of nominees for election as members of the South African Pharmacy Council (21 Oct 2018-20 Oct 2023) has been published in Board Notice 82 of 2018. ICPA will send out the names and a short bio of Independent Pharmacy Owners who are current ICPA members and who are standing for election. We urge […]


    REMEMBER … 🌻 TV, Radio & Social Media advertising value: R50million! 🌻 Posters for ICPA members printed and distributed by Pharmed 🌻 Community Social Responsibility opportunity #CaringForOurCommunities 🌻 Costs of topes recoverable 🌻 Opportunity to engage with local schools (school’s competition), other businesses & companies 🌻 Top pharmacy in each region will be rewarded & overall national winner […]


    The ICPA, PSSA and SAPC are collaborating to bring free educational webinars to our members. The first in the series is “How to handle a complaint from SAPC” webinar? Objectives of this Webinar: Inform pharmacists on their rights and responsibilities during the investigation and at each level of review, Empower pharmacists to adequately reply to […]


    ICPA has partnered with Johnson & Johnson to bring pharmacists, pharmacist assistants and nursing sisters an evening of news, views and information You are cordially invited to join us for the Johnson & Johnson ‘Winter Wellness’ training seminar which will cover coughs, colds, influenza and congestion. Event details here Starting at 18:30 -19:00pm Dinner will […]

  • How much do you spend on Tobacco?

    How much do you spend on Tobacco? Smoking is an expensive habit and you can find out just how expensive smoking is with the Tobacco Cost Calculator. Discover the total amount you spend on cigarettes over the course of 1, 3, 5  or 10 years with the free Tobacco Cost Calculator: Calculate your dependence on […]

  • South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)

    1.1 Elections 2018 – Call for nominations for Council Members “NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US!” – make sure independent community pharmacy is well represented on the South African Pharmacy Council. NOMINATE – PARTICIPATE – VOTE. It’s your right – it’s your responsibility! The term of office of all current Council members comes to an end […]

  • CBD Webinar – How to Respond to a Complaint from Council

    CPD Webinar – How to Respond to a Complaint from Council  Wednesday 9th May 2018 13h00 to 14h00.The webinar will also be available to view afterwards for those who cannot attend the live webinar.The first you may know of a patient complaint is when you receive a letter from SAPC, Legal Services and Professional Conduct […]

  • Community Pharmacies and Social Media

    There’s something special about the relationship between community pharmacists and their patients. Community pharmacists go the extra mile for their patients, know them by name and take an active interest in their health. As a result, many pharmacists have overlooked social media, often thinking it isn’t necessary to be active in this space. However, social […]

  • Social media policy guidelines

    While freedom of expression is a right in South Africa, there is a host of legislation protecting other rights. Don’t fall foul of the law on social media with careless posts. The Pharmaceutical Council of South Africa is currently developing a social media policy which will assist pharmacies in interaction on the platforms. In the […]

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