Swedish Medical Association

The Swedish Medical Association is the union and professional organisation for doctors. Patient safety, the work environment, salaries, working hours, training and research are some of the issues that are of great importance for the organisation.

The Swedish Medical Association also has a key role to play in influencing the development of healthcare in Sweden.The Swedish Medical Association enters into collective agreements on behalf of its members in areas such as general employment conditions, which includes salaries, working hours, holidays, sick and parental leave and pensions.

Membership of the SMA entitles you to:

• Advice and support in matters relating to your salary, contract, and general working conditions, insurance and pensions as well as support on how to get your foreign licence to practice recogniced.
• Help with salary negotiations, and up-to-date salary statistics.
• Legal assistance on disciplinary matters, such as negligence claims or probation, and on general matters of healthcare.

As a member of the Swedish Medical Association, you will be registered at a local branch in the area where you are working. You can also belong to a professional association, which is a national society for members with the same professional position.

As a member of the Swedish Medical Association, you will be registered at a local branch in the area where you are working. You can also belong to a professional association, which is a national society for members with the same professional position, e.g. district medical officer, company physician, military surgeons, private practitioners or chief medical officer. Be fore becoming a specialist, you will belong to the Swedish Junior Hospital Doctors' Association (SYLF), which organises doctors who are completing their internship and specialist training (residency).

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Senast uppdaterad 2016-06-16
Swedish Medical Association:

Phone: +46 8 790 33 00
E-mail: info@slf.se