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The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has called for comment on the changes to Commuted Overtime affecting the employment of qualified doctors.

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    The recent changes implemented by the Department of Health regarding Commuted Overtime have sparked significant unease among members and the medical community at large. These changes were made unilaterally, without consultation with SAMA, and have the potential to adversely impact our doctors and patient care.

    In response to these changes, SAMA has taken decisive action in engaging with stakeholders, advocating for transparency, accountability, and meaningful dialogue. It is imperative that the concerns of members are heard and addressed, and that any decisions regarding Commuted Overtime are made in consultation with the medical professionals who are directly affected.

    As the voice of the medical community, it is incumbent upon SAMA to advocate for the rights and interests of members.

    The South African Medical Association (SAMA) is raising concerns regarding the withdrawal of delegations from CEOs and Senior Managers, to approve overtime in Gauteng, Limpopo, and Eastern Cape provinces. This decision centralizes authority within Provincial Departments, prompting questions and uncertainties among healthcare professionals. Despite efforts to seek clarification from these departments of health, SAMA has not received responses.

    Webinar on the Proposed Changes to Commuted Overtime

    SAMA Webinar Apr 25, 2024 18:00

    The webinar on Apr 25, 2024 18:00 aims to explore the implications of centralised decision-making on healthcare operations and patient care, with insights from experts and stakeholders.

    Dear Doctor, have you been affected by changes to Commuted Overtime?