The Swiss healthcare system needs a sufficient supply of qualified professionals. The FOPH regulates the health professions and assures high standards of quality in training and practice. Find out here about the medical and psychology professions and healthcare professions requiring qualifications offered by universities of applied sciences. You’ll also find information on the recognition of qualifications obtained abroad and the accreditation of basic and advanced training programmes.
Increasing the number of well-qualified health professionals is a key element in the Federal Council’s Health2020 strategy. Over 90 sub-projects are being run to achieve this aim, and these are described in a series of individual factsheets. Our page "Alle Aktivitäten Gesundheit2020" provides information on each sub-project – background, objectives, implementation status and further steps. Documents are available in German and French. These sub-projects relate to the promotion of qualified health professionals: