Ministry of Health and Care Services

Jan Christian Vestre (Lab.)

Minister of Health and Care Services

The Ministry of Health and Care Services (HOD) is responsible for providing good and equal health and care services for the population of Norway. The ministry directs these services by means of a comprehensive legislation, annual budgetary allocations and through various governmental institutions.
Kart over Nord-Norge og Svalbard, hvor Helse Nords spesialisthelsetjenestetilbud er markert

Revised National Budget:

NOK 250 million to bolster the Northern Norway Regional Health Authority

News story 16/05/2024

As part of its revised national budget, the Norwegian government is proposing an increase in its funding to the Northern Norway Regional Health Authority through a permanent grant of NOK 250 million. This proposal is in light of the challenging financial situation faced by the Northern Norway Regional Health Authority and the need to restructure.

En type diabetesmedisin blir injisert i en finger

Revised National Budget:

Boosting access to diabetes medications and reducing national insurance user fees

News story 16/05/2024

The government’s revised national budget contains proposals for individual grants for the diabetes medication Rybelsus and the rationing of Ozempic in pharmacies.

Ukrainian man on stretcher looks straight on camera

Norway extends agreement on medical evacuation from Ukraine

News story 02/02/2024

Norway is extending its cooperation with the EU on transporting Ukrainian patients to Norway and other European hospitals for medical treatment. Norway will continue the medical evacuation operation until November 2024.

Illustrert kvinne og barn med det samiske flagget i bakgrunnen

New white paper highlights Sámi perspectives in public health work

News story 19/03/2024

The Government believes that public health policy has paid too little attention to factors that affect public health and living conditions in the Sámi population. This will change with the white paper that was passed in the Council of State on Friday.


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