PCNS Reports

The BHF is delighted to share the Practice Code Numbering System (PCNS) annual reports for the period 2021/2022. These comprehensive reports offer valuable insights into the trends and developments within the PCNS data, focusing on both facilities and health providers.Our reports encompass data from four distinct countries: South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Lesotho.

PCNS Facilities Report:
PCNS Facilities Report:
Shows trends in the number of facilities registered on the PCNS by population and distribution of facilities by province. The report also covers trends on new registrations and deregistration on PCNS. For the purposes of this report, incorporated practices and pharmacies were also considered facilities.
PCNS Health Providers Report:
PCNS Health Providers Report:
Illustrates trends in the number of Healthcare Service Professional Providers (HSPPs) registered on the PCNS. It also shows trends in the distribution of HSPPs across provinces. Key trends covered include the number of active providers, numbers of practitioners registering and deregistering on PCNS and demographic profiles of HSPPS. These statics are provided across various disciplines and sub-disciplines.

Key Concluding Insights from the Reports:

  • In 2022, the number of private hospitals registering exceeded the number deregistering in all countries. indicating the growth of private healthcare infrastructure.
  • From 2021 to 2022, there was a decline in the number of professionals registering on the PCNS, while the number of professionals deregistering increased. This suggests a potential shift in the healthcare workforce during this period.
  • The number of medical specialists per population exhibited significant variation between countries and even more so within provinces in South Africa.
  • Overall, the proportion of medical specialists per population remains remarkably low, with some countries having fewer than 10 medical specialists per million people. This underscores the need for continued efforts to address healthcare access disparities and specialist shortages.

We trust that the PCNS data presented in these reports will prove valuable and insightful for understanding the mobility and demographic patterns of medical specialists, as well as the distribution of healthcare facilities across the featured countries.Thank you for your interest in our research, and we hope these findings contribute to informed decision-making in the healthcare sector.