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2015 Qatar's first Primary Healthcare wellness centre opens

4 September 2014
In the first half of 2015 Qatar's first Primary Healthcare Wellness Centre is due to open, undertaking the ongoing challenge of embedding health prevention and education into the fabric of daily life. Read more

The idea comes from the Qatar’s National Health Strategy (NHS) 3rd goal that focus's on prevention and high-risk priorities.

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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 from April 1, 2014 under 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 SCH 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 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. 

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