Everything healthcare professionals need to know about the Department of Healthcare Professions – Ministry of Public Health – State of Qatar

Blog Everything healthcare professionals need to know about the Department of Healthcare Professions – Ministry of Public Health – State of Qatar

The Department of Healthcare Professions (DHP), formerly known as Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP) , as part of the State of Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), is the sole authority responsible for the regulation of all healthcare practitioners, including doctors and physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and allied healthcare practitioners, working in both Qatar’s public and private healthcare sectors. Under its vision ‘Our Health Our Future’, Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health is improving the health of Qatar’s population and meeting the needs of existing and future generations through the provision of an integrated system that aims to achieve better health, care and value for all.


Who needs to register and apply for a license?

All healthcare practitioners who wish to work within Qatar’s healthcare sector must be registered and licensed by The Department of Healthcare Professions (DHP). This applies to physicians, dentists, nurses, allied healthcare practitioners, complementary medicine practitioners, trainees with no experience, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, and visiting physicians and dentists. In addition to educational certificates, applicants also need to demonstrate relevant experience and good standing from their home country, or previous country in which they qualified if applicable.

Applying for and receiving your license to practise is a critical step in DHP’s pursuit of developing Qatar’s healthcare sector and ensuring all healthcare practitioners are competent to practise, in addition to assuring patient safety and the quality of services provided.


How can the DataFlow Group help professionals applying for a license to practice?

The DataFlow Group is a preferred partner of choice for the verification of credentials for applicants applying for a DHP license in the State of Qatar. We have processed over 4.3 million verifications on behalf of professionals seeking work opportunities through our Primary Source Verification (PSV) solution—an advanced screening process that involves DataFlow liaising directly with over 100,000 original issuing authorities in countries all over the world. 

DataFlow verifies documents including, but not limited to, degrees and education certificates, work permits, passports, employment certificates, and good standing and practice licenses. With over 15 years of experience, DataFlow completes the verification of documents in short time frames, enabling you to speed up the application process so you can take the next step in your career.

We provide 24/7 customer service and support through our applicant portal, and our dedicated team is always on-hand to resolve any enquiries you may have and to guide you through the verification process from start to finish.

How do you apply for a DHP license?

Applying is quick and easy. Simply visit our dfgateway page to get started. If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one before starting the application process. Once you have registered and activated your account, you start the process of applying for your license.

Once you have added your personal details and information related to your education and experience, along with your Letter of Authorization, you can review your submission and make payment. Following the submission of your documents, you can track the status of your case at any time. Once your final DataFlow report is complete, you can download it.

For a step-by-step guide on how to apply for your DHP license, please visit our DHP page: Click here

What if my credentials have been previously verified by DataFlow for a different licensing authority?

If DataFlow has already verified your credentials for a different authority, you may use the previous report. In order to meet the Department of Healthcare Professions – Ministry of Public Health – State of Qatar requirements, your previous report will be reviewed and you may or may not be required to verify additional documents.

If you  still have questions,

For more information, please visit The Department of Healthcare Professions – MOHAP – Qatar  or contact our support team, here

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