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samalogo thumb medium85 87The SA Medical Association (SAMA) indicated on Friday that it had commissioned management consultancy PE Corporate Services to conduct an investigation into the levels of overtime worked by medical practitioners in the public service.  

Dr M Thandrayen, SAMA General Manager, advised that:  A key objective of the study is to establish the relative equity of current National Department of Health overtime pay arrangements, and formulate recommendations on how any inequities should be addressed.  This investigation forms part of a broader study into the remuneration and working conditions of medical practitioners in South Africa.”  Dr Thandrayen went on to indicate that as part of the exercise, PE Corporate Services needed to gather current data on overtime hours worked by medical practitioners, and the impact of this on career and lifestyle goals.  SAMA member were invited to participate by completing and returning a questionnaire.  All the responses received would be collated and reported on in the form of aggregated analyses of overall trends and statistics.  

  • More details and the questionnaire can be accessed at SAMA News

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