Memberships

Join PALPRAC to be part of a community dedicated to improving access to Palliative Care for all South Africans. Engage in lively discussions and networking opportunities through our WhatsApp groups and membership platform communities. Benefit from access to CPD-accredited sessions and courses, patient and practice materials, and advocacy efforts aimed at integrating Palliative Care into the formal healthcare sector. Additionally, contribute to the growth of the Palliative Medicine specialist discipline by participating in guideline development, conferences, teaching, and training activities.

  • Full Member - Doctor
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 1,500

    This membership is exclusively for Palliative Medicine qualified doctors holding either an MPhil, PhD or PG Dip in Palliative Medicine (paediatric or adult) and in good standing with their medical board.  A full list of what benefits this membership provides is listed on our PALPRAC website but includes access to our vibrant WhatsApp group, provincial PALNET networks on Glue Up, CPD accredited sessions, patient materials, preferential medical scheme rates, and PALPRAC advocacy efforts.



  • Full Member - Nurse, Social Worker & Allied Healthcare Practitioner
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 900

    This membership is exclusively for Palliative Medicine qualified nurses, social workers, dieticians, physiotherapists, and all other allied healthcare practitioners (excluding doctors) holding either an MPhil, PhD, or PG Dip in Palliative Medicine (paediatric or adult), and in good standing with their medical board.  A full list of what benefits this membership provides is listed on our PALPRAC website but includes access to our vibrant WhatsApp group, provincial PALNET networks on GlueUp (previously on WhatsApp), CPD accredited sessions, patient materials, preferential medical scheme rates, and PALPRAC advocacy efforts.

  • Associate Member
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 600

    This membership is exclusively for all healthcare practitioners who DO NOT hold a Palliative Medicine qualification but have either completed a recognised short course in Palliative Care or have had significant (at least 3 years) experience working in the palliative care environment. This membership request will go through a vetting process, and a CV reference letter and/or proof of completing one of the Short Courses in Palliative Care. 

  • Pall Med Student Member
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    Free

    This membership is exclusively for currently registered PG Diploma in Palliative Medicine students at UCT, or professional nurses registered for the Certificate Course in Palliative Nursing and is available for their year of study. 

    Once they have graduated, they will be offered to upgrade to FULL membership in either the DOCTOR or the NURSES/SOCIAL WORKER/ALLIED HEALTHCARE provider stream.

  • Junior Member
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    Free

    This membership is exclusively for interns and community service junior doctors. Free membership does not extend beyond the second year of community service. PALPRAC is committed to providing junior doctors with educational opportunities as they embark on their careers, recognizing the importance of preparing them to care for patients with palliative care needs. A full list of what benefits this membership provides is listed on our PALPRAC website, membership page. 

  • PALNET Connector
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 200

    This is not a PALPRAC membership, but a Palliative Care Community profile for those who do not qualify for one of the PALPRAC membership categories. It will enable you to be part of the Palliative Care Community on Glue Up. This platform is where networking action and palliative care information sharing happen. It is administered by PALPRAC and your contribution will help maintain the platform, expand the community, and support PALPRAC advocacy and activities.