HBNU of Clinical Training (MBBS in China) --- Muneeb Sayed
In order to safeguard the public and indirectly the professions, registration in terms of the Act is a prerequisite for practicing any of the health professions with which Council is concerned. The Council guides and regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behavior, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards. All individuals who practise any of the healthcare professions incorporated in the scope of the HPCSA are obliged by the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 to register with the Council.
Failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence.
What is the Health Professions Council:The HPCSA is a statutory body, which is guided by a formal regulatory framework and this includes our founding Act, the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974. This Act governs all activities, clearly defines the scope of each profession which it mandates to register with HPCSA, and sets clear processes to be followed by HPCSA in achieving our statutory.
HPCSA regulates health professionals in South Africa and is set up to protect the public. They register professionals who meet their standards for training, professional skills and behavior. They thus have the power to institute disciplinary proceedings regarding any complaint, charge or allegation of unprofessional conduct against any person registered with Council. If a registered practitioner transgresses the rules as laid down by the Board, the practitioner will be subjected to a disciplinary process in terms of the regulations. They can also prosecute those who pretend to be registered Mandates.
Hebei North has helped me through the whole process of applying and preparing my documents. HPCSA is forgoing my documents at the moment, with no problems of delaying the procedure. I am currently completing a few months of my fifth year, and I will be starting my clinical in May 2018 in South Africa.