Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
  • Geographical Area
  • Jurisdiction
  • Organisation
    The National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelen)
  • Address

    Postal Address
    S-160 30 Stockholm

    Location Address

  • Phone
    +46 8 555 530 00
  • Fax
    +46 8 555 532 52
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Mr Kjell Asplund
    Director General
  • Regulatory Body

    The National Board of Health and Welfare is a government agency under the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. It is the national expert and supervisory authority for activities involving the social services, public health, the prevention of infectious diseases, and health and medical care. The Boards mission, as formulated by the Government, is to deal with issues concerning health and medical care from a holistic perspective.

    The Board’s mission in the health and medical care field is the continual improvement of nursing and care and the strengthening of the patients’ right to security and safety, at the national level. The Board sets goals and outlines norms by issuing provisions, guidelines and general advice. The current regulatory legislation comprises the Health and Medical Services Act, the Act on Professional Activity in Health and Medical Services, the Secrecy Act, and the Patient Records Act.

    The National Board of Health and Welfare is responsible for maintaining a register of all authorised healthcare personnel (HOSP). (accessed on 23.04.2009)

  • Health System

    The Swedish health care system is organized on three levels: national, regional and local. The regional level, through the county councils, together with central government, forms the basis of the health care system. The county councils plan the development and organization of health care according to the needs of their residents. Their planning responsibility also includes health services supplied by other providers, such as private practitioners and physicians in occupational medicine.

    The aim of primary care in Sweden is to improve the general health of the population and to treat diseases and health problems that do not require hospitalization.

    Sourced from:
    European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies - Health Systems in Transition – Sweden (2005) (23/04/2009)

  • Map
    61.98026726504401, 15.99609375
  • User