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    17th Annual BHF Southern African Conference


Issued on: 20 February 2017

PR agencies are invited to submit a proposal to become the public relations Agency for the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa. Please click here to access the Invitation for PR proposal brief.

Proposals must be submitted by end of business 3 March 2017 for consideration. Proposals are to be submitted electronically (only) to Zola Mtshiya via email: zolam@bhfglobal.com. For more details please contact BHF Marketing, Communications and Branding: 0829031856: 0115370236

Issued on: 13 February 2017

BHF in partnership with the Wits Business School proudly launches the new NQF  aligned Trustee Training programme.

Wits Business School  will be hosting theTrustee Training programme. The March intake will commence on the 09 March, the programme is staggered over two blocks ( first block between 09- 10 March, second block between 27 to 28 March). The first block of the October intake will take place between 19th – 20th October and second block will be held between 02 – 03 November at the Wits Business School in Parktown Johannesburg. Competent delegates will receive a nationally recognised NQF Level 07 certificate.
Medical scheme trustees and those working in the private healthcare environment are invited to attend this highly recommended, four day (statggered over two blocks) programme aimed at providing delegates with an overview of the medical scheme industry, relevant legislation and industry role-players.
  • One complimentary registration for one trustee per BHF member scheme delegate. Click here to register for the March intake. Click here to register for the October intake.
  • Additional Trustees per BHF member scheme registered for the programme pay a reduced fee of R15 000.00 Including VAT. Click here to access the registration form for the March intake, kindly return your completed form to marym@bhfglobal.com Click here to download the registration form for the October intake, kindly return your completed form to marym@bhfglobal.com.
  • BHF Non-Members pay R25 000 including VAT. Click here to download the registration form for March intake.  Click here to download the registration form for October intake. kindly return your completed form to marym@bhfglobal.com
Click here to view the programme overview.
Click here to view the programme outline for March intake.
Click here to view the programme outline for October intake.
Click here to view programme fees.

BHF Events

BHF member regional meetings

BHF members are invited to attend the BHF regional meetings to be held on the 21 February 2017, at the Southern Sun Cullinan Hotel, 1 Cullinan Street, Waterfront, Cape Town, from 14h00-16h30.  The Johannesburg leg will take place on 02 March 2017, at 54 on Bath Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg, from 13h00-16h00. For more details, please contact the BHF Marketing department on 011 537 0240.

The 18th Annual Southern African Conference

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Notice Board

Issued on: 07 February 2017

Please note: Healthcare service providers who work in the healthcare public service industry. Please be advised that we are currently engaging the NDoH on Remunerative Work Outside the Public Service (RWOPS) and will keep you informed.

 

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