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Qualification grades

For the effective implementation of the provisions of Presidential Decree of the Republic of Belarus dated 26.11.2015 under No.475 “On amendments and additions to decrees of the President of the Republic of Belarus” and to minimize its consequences for participants of the paid medical services market after the Presidential Decree comes into force, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus (hereinafter referred to as "the Ministry") held a number of organizational activities:

- amendments and additions were made in the appropriate order to the Resolution of the Ministry of Health the Republic of Belarus dated 22.12.2008 under No. 232 “About approval of Policy and Procedure of conferment (deskilling, deprivation) of qualification grades to health professionals (pharmacy personnel)” as related to simplification by the Ministry of the approval procedure of the first qualification grade out-of-sequence conferment;

- terms for consideration of credentials were shortened to 1-5 days;

- an individual approach to consideration of credentials and issuance of permits for out-of-sequence qualification grade conferment  is provided;

- operation of sub-commissions of the Republican Qualification Commission was arranged on the basis of three medical Universities of the Republic to conduct qualification examination of those specialists with  secondary medical professional education, specialists with secondary pharmaceutical professional education working for organizations of private form of ownership applying for the first qualification grade;

- additional advanced training for physicians and specialists with secondary medical professional education, specialists with secondary pharmaceutical professional education were established in the post-graduate training  institutions; quantity of members of the audience was increased;

- two additional computer labs were opened in the State Education Institution "Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education" to provide training of the healthcare professionals for testing. Dual shift work of specialists of the Certification Department was initiated;

- schedule of meetings of the committees on conferment of the qualification grades was changed to increase the frequency of meetings;

- a telephone hotline was implemented;

- for the purpose of prevention of corruption risks web-cameras were installed in the computer labs.

Simultaneously vacant positions are offered in the state healthcare organizations for employment of the healthcare professionals fired from the non-governmental healthcare organizations.
For the January-March period 1255 requests for approval for early out-of-sequence first qualification grade conferment have been submitted to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus. 1215 requests were granted.

Healthcare professionals applying for the qualification grades can learn some additional information from the National Qualification Commission of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus working on the basis of the State Education Institution "Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education". Information materials can be found at the http://belmapo.by/home.html  website in the "Certification, Testing" section or can be obtained by visiting the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus in the reception days specified at the website of the Ministry of Health.