The National Health Competence Council was established by Government mandate on 1 January 2020 and is an advisory body that includes representatives of regions, municipalities, academic institutions, the National Board of Health and Welfare and the Swedish Higher Education Authority.
The Council consists of 14 members and is located at the National Board of Health and Welfare, with an associated office. The National Board of Health and Welfare is responsible for planning and organising the work of the Council, in consultation with the Swedish Higher Education Authority.
Mission of the National Health Competence Council
The National Health Competence Council shall contribute to good planning of the supply of skills in the healthcare sector by
- making integrated assessments of the needs for the supply of skills based on available knowledge and making available compilations of knowledge bases
- supporting decision-makers and other stakeholders at national and regional level on issues of importance to the supply of skills in the healthcare sector
- promoting collaboration between stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them
- supporting the regional healthcare councils
From: Swedish Code of Statutes 2021:201.