Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
  • Geographical Area
  • Jurisdiction
  • Organisation
    Ordem dos Enfermeiros (Portuguese Order of Nurses)
  • Address

    Postal Address
    75 Av.Almirante Gago Coutinho
    1700-028 Lisboa

    Location Address
    75 Av.Almirante Gago Coutinho
    1700-028 Lisboa

  • Phone
    +351.218 455 230
  • Fax
    +351 218 455 243
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Ana Rita Cavaco
  • Regulatory Body

    The Ordem dos Enfermeiros is a public association, established by Parliament through Law –decree No. 104/98. It is free and autonomous in the scope of its attributions, with jurisdictional personality, independent of the state, a competent authority and representative of nursing and midwifery graduates who practice in Portugal, in compliance with the principles of their constitution and the applicable legislation.

    The main aim of the Ordem dos Enfermeiros is to promote the defence of the quality of nursing care rendered to the population, as well as to develop, regulate and control the practice of nursing and midwifery, guaranteeing that ethical and professional deontology rules are respected.  In 2007 there was 54,220 nurses registered with the Ordem dos Enfermeiros. (accessed 23.04.2009)

  • Health System

    The Portuguese health system is organized around a National Health Service (NHS), with some responsibilities delegated to regional bodies. The NHS is managed by the Ministry of Health.

    The Portuguese NHS establishes the right of all citizens to health protection; a guaranteed universal right to health care (mostly free at the point of use) through the NHS and access to the NHS for all citizens regardless of economic and social background.

    Sourced from:
    European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Health Care Systems in Transition – Portugal (2004) (accessed on 23.04.2009)

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