Informed consent explained

What is informed consent? Informed consent is a two-way dialogue between patient and their healthcare practitioner whereby the practitioner provides adequate information necessary to enable the patient to make an

Saluting our doctors on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic

by Alex Brownlee – Actuary and Executive Head of EthiQal  South Africa recorded its first coronavirus case in early March 2020. Roughly seven months and over 700 000 positive coronavirus cases

Doctors’ Day 2020: Celebrating our healthcare heroes

EthiQal, a division of Constantia Insurance Company Limited, has launched yet another year of its Doctor’s Day initiative and calls on all South Africans to join them in celebrating our

2020 In Review

As we near the end of 2020, I reflect on a remarkable year. What has occurred this year, has turned out to be vastly different from the expectations I had

Key Learnings from Risk Management Practice Reviews

Key Learnings from Risk Management Practice Reviews At EthiQal, we strive to provide affordable professional indemnity that is aligned with the risk posed by individual practices. We also endeavour to

Managing frontline medico-legal risks during COVID-19

Managing frontline medico-legal risks during COVID-19: from webinars to app sponsorships A year ago, COVID-19 was nothing more than some news broadcast from somewhere far away. It now continues to

Fraudulent Conduct by Patients

It is important to remember that every prescription, note, report or document your practice prepares comes with clinical, ethical, and legal responsibilities. Unfortunately, there may be occasions where a patient is

Statement regarding the murder of Dr Abdulhay Munshi

EthiQal is saddened to learn of the death of anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi. There are no words to express the sorrow, horror and disbelief relating to the act of violence

EthiQal and OHH partner to perform life-changing surgeries during Mandela Month

For a second year, professional medical indemnity provider, EthiQal, has made a financial contribution to Operation Healing Hands (OHH), a non-profit organisation that performs life-saving surgeries in the public sector.

Policyholder Financial Support during COVID-19

Very few would have predicted the war the world is fighting today – the battle against sub-microscopic particles that are paralyzing healthcare systems even in the richest of places like