Posted on January 31, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) revealed that it issued licences to 5,724 health practitioners in 2019, including 968 physicians, 197 dentists, 3,123 nurses, 361 pharmacists, and 1,075 health practitioners from the auxiliary medical professions category.

The MoPH affirmed keenness to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety of health services provided to the Qatari community and to provide the health sector with competent health practitioners. Director of the Health Specializations Department at MoPH Dr. Saad Rashid Al Kaabi said that the ministry works to ensure the efficiency of health practitioners working in the State of Qatar, and adopts unified policies for the registration and licensing of health practitioners who wish to work in the health sector in the country.

Concerning the national system for accrediting medical education and continuing professional development in the State of Qatar, 1219 activities were approved for continuous professional development, where the percentage of health practitioners’ commitment to the requirements of the national programme for continuing professional development was 87.8% (as a general commitment ratio) and 99% (as a corrected commitment ratio). In 2019, 14,787 sessions of the approved continuing professional development activities were held, providing 579,325 professional development opportunities and 2,131,594 accredited points from the first category of the national framework for medical education and continuing professional development.