In 2018, the National Health Service (NHS) totalled more 3.403 workers (+2,6 percent) than in the previous year, reaching a total of 135.401 workers.
The NHS activity in 2018 shows that its performance continues to evolve positively, namely in the primary, hospital and long-term care.
A joint order from the Ministries of Finance and Health authorized the celebration of permanent contracts with 1.424 workers for the NHS, namely nurses, technical assistants and operational assistants.
The National Health Service registered an increase in healthcare activity in 2018, as a direct result of the growing demand of its citizens and the investment made in the recruitment of more healthcare professionals.
Márcia Roque is the new president of ACSS, approved by the Council of Ministers on 17th January.
On the 15th January, ACSS received the "Good Practices Prize Infarmed 25+", for its participation in the Electronic Medication Prescription (PEM) project.
On September 4th, the Central Administration of the Health System (ACSS) signed a protocol, on behalf of the Ministry of Health, with the Doctors Society that entails the subscription of electronic systems to support clinical decisions and on-going training.
The Central Administration of the Health System (ACSS) opened a recruitment procedure for 40 psychologists and 40 nutritionists to work in the NHS primary healthcare units.