The Department functions through three sections, which work in collaboration to improve healthcare quality and ensure patient safety. These Sections are:
The Registration & Licensing section in DHP regulates healthcare practitioners who wish to work in the State of Qatar with the objective of upgrading levels of targeted healthcare services in order to maintain the health quality of residents in the State of Qatar, and to adopt unified policies approved by DHP, regardless of the certificate’s origin or the applicant’s home country.
The section consists of different teams, each working on one the following professions:
The Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) was established by the Royal Decree No. 31/2006 issued in April 2, 2006. The OMSB is an independent body located in Muscat and may practice its functions in other premises. The OMSB is tasked with formulating proper standards and criteria for practicing and developing the health professions. The Board aims at upgrading professional performance, developing skills that enrich scientific literature, and properly apply knowledge in the various fields of health specialties. The functions of OMSB include but are not limited to:
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ATTENTION: Licensing Candidates, before proceeding with the booking process please check the ‘SCFHS Minimum Qualification List’ to ensure you select the correct category of exam tailored to your specialty and ability. The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) is a scientific body founded by virtue of the Royal Decree No.M/2 dated 06/02/1413H. (Corresponding to 05/08/1992G.), with headquarters located in Riyadh and six branches at Makkah AL Mukarramah area (Jeddah), the Eastern region (Al Khobar and Al Ahsaa), Assir area (Abha), Al Madinah Al Monowarah Area (Al Madinah Al Monowarah) and Al Qasim area (Buraidah). The SCFHS has helped to establish modern, state-of-the-art healthcare institutions and has succeeded in attracting a well-qualified, diversified spectrum of personnel. With these recognized and accredited facilities, the Saudi physician can pursue training in all different medical specialties. Cognizant of the importance of an independent Saudi body that can prepare and supervise training programs and assesses trainees, the SCFHS is tasked with formulating proper standards and criteria for practicing and developing the health professions. The commission aims at upgrading professional performance, developing skills that enrich scientific literature and properly apply knowledge in the various fields of health specialties. Some functions include approving and supervising professional health specialist programs; accrediting health institutions that provide training; supervising specialty exams and validating their results; certifying qualified professionals; encouraging health research and publication; holding conferences and symposia for the region’s health community; and setting criteria for practicing health professionals.
The National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) is an independent regulatory body established by Law No. 38 of 2009. NHRA’s mission is to regulate the provision of healthcare in Bahrain and ensure high efficiency, safety and effectiveness in delivering health services; both in the governmental and private sectors based on the best scientific principles and health practice standards accredited in the Kingdom.
The vision of NHRA is to ensure a Safe and High quality in the delivery of health care. We aim to be able to achieve our vision through three strategic goals:
The department of Health care Professionals regulations at NHRA is responsible for issuing all professional licensing and follows an internal process that requires submitting application forms and documents that are a pre-requisite before issuing the license.
Certain applicants may be required to pass the Bahrain licensure examination prior to being issued a license to practice in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The professions currently required to go through the examinations currently include:
All examination applications must be submitted to NHRA, which will in turn generate a unique eligibility number for the candidate in order for the candidate to be able to register for the prometric examination. The eligibility number will be valid for a maximum of four months from the date of issue.