On 4 March 2016, the Federal Council approved two healthcare support programmes. Their aim is to support and utilise the existing potential of specialists in Switzerland to a greater extent. The programmes were developed as part of the qualified workers initiative “plus”.
Support programmes of the qualified workers initiative “plus”
The two support programmes “Interprofessionality in healthcare” and “Development of relief services for family caregivers” aim to help recruit more domestic healthcare professionals and better coordinate cooperation between these service providers.
This is particularly important because there will in future be more and more people in Switzerland having to use nursing and care services. This increasing demand requires a corresponding range of services in order to ensure the high quality of healthcare in future.
Further information is available on the German, French or Italian pages.
Last modification 11.05.2021
Support programme “Interprofessionality in healthcare”
Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Healthcare Professions Division
Healthcare professions – development Section
Tel. +41 58 462 74 17
Support programme “Development of relief services for family caregivers”