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PHCC to implement triaging system in Gharafa

1 September 2014

As part of National Health Strategy which aims at improving the health of the people of Qatar, Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) will launch the patient triaging system in Al Gharafa Health Centre this month.

[The Peninsula]

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Seha Launches Nationwide Awareness Campaign

July 9, 2014

The National Health Insurance Company, is launching a nationwide road show to increase awareness about the Seha – the national health insurance scheme - and ensure Qatari nationals everywhere are familiar with the benefits it provides.

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Patients can file complaints online soon

July 6, 2014

Patients in Qatar will soon be able to lodge online complaints about healthcare practitioners and facilities. The Supreme Council of Health has invited tenders for a National e-Complaint system to investigate medical errors. More...

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SCH Rolls out Qatar Health Facilities Master Plan” - Blue Print for Future

July 1, 2014

The completion of the much anticipated “Qatar Health Facilities Master Plan” (QHFMP) was announced today at a Supreme Council of Health [SCH] press conference by Dr. Faleh Mohamed Hussain Ali, the Assistant Secretary General for Policy Affairs, SCH.

The comprehensive 20 year blue-print produced as part of the National Health Strategy 2011-2016, delivers:

  • A blue print of the future healthcare facilities in Qatar until 2033;
  • A 5 year Action Plan 2013-2018;
  • A legal and financial framework dictating the implementation of this plan;
  • A set of public policies regarding growth and development of healthcare facilities.
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CME accreditation to be made mandatory in 2016

June 29, 2014

The National Health Strategy project ushering in Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD)  for Qatar plays a crucial role in ensuring healthcare practitioners deliver quality healthcare to patients.
CME/CPD will be mandatory for all healthcare practitioners in early 2016 so they continuously upgrade their skills.

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Forum reviews achievements of National Health Strategy

June 3, 2014

Three years after its launch, the National Health Strategy 2011-2016 (NHS) has completed two major projects and achieved 44 percent of its remaining 37 projects.

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National Health Strategy drives quality improvement for patients

March 23, 2014

All hospitals and primary health centres in the country will be required to regularly report to the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) on rare incidents, patient and staff satisfaction, patient safety and laboratory efficiency.

This new system will help improve health care quality and patient safety, From April 1, public and private health care providers will start implementing the mandatory Health Service Performance Agreement (HSPA)


Read about NHS Healthcare Quality Improvement Project 2.1.

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Qatar takes steps to standardize healthcare, improve patient rights

March 21, 2014

In an effort to improve accountability and standardize the quality of healthcare in Qatar, the Supreme Council of Health has announced a new reporting framework for providers that takes effect next month.

Quality improvement is the one of the main aims of the National Health Strategy, a six-year plan to upgrade Qatar’s healthcare system by 2016.


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NHS In Focus

Qatar Health Magazine

FEATURE STORY - Interview with Edward S Ogata, Sidra Medical and Research Centre Qatar

Qatar Health Magazine - April - June 2014

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NHS Matters Newspaper Aug/Sept

Qatar's NHS Matters Newspaper for the NHS Community Issue 1 Aug Sept 2014

The bi-monthly newspaper for the NHS project community and stakeholders. Contact us for more information. 

Qatar Health Magazine

Health News from the Supreme Council of Health.

This issue: July 2014
Next issue: November 2014

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