How to Convert or Transfer DHA License to HAAD?

We all know about the unification of Medical licenses in UAE was finalized and started this year. It is a good news for medical professionals about the Memorandum of Understanding between Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD). It is an agreement signed where a medical professional will be able to convert or transfer medical license from one issuing authority to another. i.e. like from DHA to HAAD etc. In a nutshell this change is to revive the recognition of medical licenses of health care professionals across the region.

Things are getting simpler but still some questions are asked on how to convert DHA license to HAAD, where to start the conversion process? what are the requirements for transfer of license, what is the fees, how many days are needed to complete this whole process of transfer?. You will find the answers of these questions as we are providing this information to those who can get benefit from this memorandum.

Things to remember first
This step is quite important before you start the procedure to convert DHA License to HAAD. As you can't start your procedure just after passing your DHA Exam. First you have to be on a job with DHA License. Secondly, you should spend at least 6 months on the job. And fulfill the requirements needed for the transfer.

Step by Step Procedure

First your would need a Good Standing certificate. It will cost 510 aed for normal process and it is available from your DHA account. If you need it urgent fees will be 1010 aed ( 2 -3 working days). Payment is done online and using a credit card.

  • Create account on Data Flow HAAD section  (http://www.dataflowgroup.com/haad/login.aspx). Fill up the profile and upload all necessary documents required. 
  • You should have your data flow report from DHA which is available in DHA account under the section of PSV. If you don't have this report you can always request it by sending an email to dha@dataflowgroup.com.
  • If you don't have any sponsor upto now you can simply put in self-applicant. Process will be quite simple if you have you have a sponsor at this stage.
  • Now you should expect a Payment notification from HAAD Data Flow. As you have PSV report with you already, you can send them back your PSV report to their email and wait for the next step
  • As a next step HAAD will send you an email with your login details and direct link to HAAD website. Now login with the details sent to you into the online HAAD portal. Now upload and fill up again all necessary documents needed. Wait for their email or you can always check the status of application submitted in your HAAD account

We have tried our best to get you through the process to convert DHA License to HAAD license easily. Even if you need our assitance and any help at any stage you can always contact us for helping you our to transfer your DHA license to HAAD license easily.

This process to convert DHA license to HAAD is more or less similar for most of the medical fields including Pharmacists, Assistant Pharmacists, Nursing, Radiologists, Dentists etc. Since this DHA and HAAD agreement things are getting simpler. It will open doors for more jobs in recent future. Many candidates and health professionals also wish to unify the examination process of DHA, HAAD and MOH Uae.

HAAD stands for Health Authority of Abu Dhabi; DHA stands for Dubai Health Authority; Data Flow is a third party hired by MOH UAE, HAAD, DHA for verification of your documents from their original issuers; PSV stands for primary source verification; 

Ireland Pharmacy Licensing - A Complete Registeration Procedure

Ireland Pharmacy Practice License
Last year one of my friend was visiting Dublin, Ireland for a Pharmacy Conference hosted by FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation). We were having fun searching for a conference venue, hotels for her online. We were excited for her visit and representation of our organization at an international forum. My friends asked her a lot of questions, aside from all the queries my other friends asked her some quite professional questions about the Ireland Pharmacy Practice but I was more interested to know how a get a pharmacy registrations from the official Ireland pharmacy authority or in simple words how to get a pharmacy license for Ireland and what are the requirements for working over there. But she end up searching more than that. We all are happy! and now I am ready to share it with my readers.

On other hand I searched extensively on some basic information as what it really takes to be a Pharmacist in Ireland? For this purpose I emailed the official authority for Ireland licensing exams for pharmacy with the name PSI (The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, Pharmacy Regulator). My question was a one liner but the information provided by the Ireland Pharmacy Regular was not only extensive it cleared many doubts.
Ireland pharmacy licensing

Before letting you know about the the complete and in-depth procedure to get a Ireland Pharmacy license what are some common questions asked by pharmacist who wish to be on Ireland Pharmacy License. Some of these questions exactly match with the queries asked by my friends. What are Ireland pharmacy hours and salary of a pharmacist,can we get Ireland pharmacy license online? what is the scope and job designations of Ireland pharmacy jobs, Ireland pharmacy schools are open for master level studies, pharmacy license in Ireland is regulated by Ireland pharmacy council or Ireland MOH (Ministry of Health), how to get admission in Ireland pharmacy universities?

How to get a Ireland Pharmacy Registration
Ireland Pharmacy Registration consists of three ways to get a an official license.

  1. National Route - for Pharmacy graduates who are studying inside country and regulated by locals laws for registration and regulation
  2. European Route - EU country candidates can take help from this booklet. It lists all the comprehensive procedure to get registered via EU free movement directives
  3. Third Country Route - All non EU candidates are welcomed via this route. 
What is Third Country Route for Ireland Pharmacy License?
A third country route is designed for all of professionals seeking for Ireland Pharmacy License who belongs to Non-European countries. This is an important step for maintaining the pharmacy standards across Ireland and neighboring countries. European policies are quite conscious about maintaining their standards irrespective of their professional development. This same concept is easily seen in immigration policies as well.

The process for Non-EU qualified pharmacists is to first apply for and gain qualification recognition via the process of Third Country Qualification Recognition. An Information and Explanatory Booklet of
the four stage process. 
Please be aware that a minimum of a 5 year bachelor degree program is the minimum conditions of education and training required under this process.  The 5 year course of studies must comprise of at least the following:
  • A minimum of 4 years of full-time academic studies AND
  • A minimum of 6 months practical training in community or hospital pharmacy towards the end of the five years.  This training must be completed under the direct supervision of a tutor pharmacist, in a retail community pharmacy business or a pharmaceutical department of a hospital.  This training must be also undertaken as part of the qualification that you lead you to being entitled to practice as a qualified pharmacist and prior to you being entitled to practice in an independent and unsupervised capacity.
Therefore, applicants initial qualification as a pharmacist must have been at least a 5 year pharmacist qualification that consists of either the following:
  • 4 years academic + 1 year practical training
  • 4 ½ years academic + 6 months practical training
I also wish to refer you to Article 44 of EU Directive 2005/36/EC which outlines further details of the minimum conditions of a qualification to be eligible to apply.  Check online access Article 44 of the required directive
You may find also find relevant information here relating to the legislation in place which governs the operation of the Third Country Route . As you will appreciate the PSI must work within the constraints and requirements of the relevant legislation and there is no provision in this legislation to enable the PSI to progress an application for Qualification Recognition which does not meet the minimum criteria outlined.
Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to be sure their qualification meets the minimum conditions prior to submitting an application.  Unfortunately the PSI cannot engage in pre-determining or pre-empting an outcome of validity or invalidity prior to receiving a formal application.   
To make a valid application for recognition of your qualification as a pharmacist from a Third Country, you are required to:
  • complete the relevant applications forms; direct access link 
  • provide all relevant supporting documentation;
  • pay a non-refundable fee of €1500.00.

Help and Questions?
If you still have question regarding any of the issues in procedure or need to take help. We are always ready to help our Pharmacy Community. Don't forget to Contact Us or Join us on Facebook | Twitter Google+

Top Hospitals in Dubai

Dubai is one of the best places on earth specially made by men. This city is also a magnet for all business and a palace of opportunities. People from all around the world visit this part of the gulf for careers, vacations, tourism and business.

dubai best hospitals
Dubai chiefs are now working upon make it one of the best places for medical tourism. A place where state of the art facilities will be provided for international customers and patients. Health Authorities in Dubai are working extensively on creating opportunities for health professionals and facilitating those who are find best health care in the region.

This goal of making Dubai world's next health hub is helped out by series of best hospital and medical centers. Chain of Pharmacies, Hospitals with international standards, Clinics and other non health services centers are in success in this time.

Top Five Hospital of Dubai 
Here are Dubai's best five hospital in terms of care and hospitality. You can get yourself treated in these healthcare centers. If you are tourist don't hesitate to visit any of these top notch facilities. These are kept on high standards where JCIA certification is also implemented.
  1. Rashid Hopsital - Public Sector Hospital
  2. American Hospital Dubai - Private Sector
  3. Mediclinic - Private Sector
  4. Mediclinic Welcare Hospital Dubai  - Private Sector
  5. Canadian Specialist Hospital Dubai - Private Sector
  6. Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre - Private Sector

Hospitals and Clinics under Department of Health (Dohms) Authority
  1. Al Garhoud Private Hospital - Private Sector
  2. Canadian Specialist Hospital - Private Sector
  3. Dubai Hospital (Dubai Government DOHMS)
  4. Rashid Hospital (Dubai Government DOHMS)
  5. Al Baraha Hospital (Ministry of Health)
  6. Al Amal Hospital (Ministry of Health)
  7. Al Maktoum Hospital (Dubai Government DOHMS)
  8. Latifa Hospital (known before as Al Wasl Hospital) (Dubai Government DOHMS)
  9. Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital
  10. Lifeline Hospital (formerly known as Jebel Ali Hospital) [1]  - Private Sector
  11. American Hospital Dubai [2] - Private Sector
  12. Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre[3] (Alternative Medicine,  - Private Sector)
  13. Dubai London Specialty Hospital
  14. Welcare Hospital  - Private Sector
  15. Zulekha Hospital - Private Sector
  16. Emirates International Hospital - Private Sector
  17. Iranian Hospital [4] - Private Sector
  18. Neuro-Spinal Hospital ( Private Sector Neurosurgical Referral Hospital)
  19. Belhoul Speciality Hospital [5] - Private Sector
  20. Belhoul European Hospital [6] - Private Sector
  21. New Apollo Polyclinic, Karama, Dubai - Private Sector
  22. Medcare Hospital - Private Sector
  23. Silkor Laser Hair Removal - Private Sector
  24. Aster Hospital - Private Sector
  25. NMC Specialty Hospital
  26. City Hospital dubai
  27. Al almadu hospital, karama dubia - Private Sector

MoH UAE Exam Schedule 2014 for Pharmacists

2014 is finally here. So as the new season for exams, studies and licensing. Well, Welcome to a new year with prosperity and hope for success.

Being a Pharmacist is quite tough to see years passing by one by one. But each year we earn a lot more experience than last one. Many people excel and some waits to do so by the change of time.

Exam Schedule 2014 for Pharmacists is now available. You can confirm it from the official website or at our website where we provide up-to-date information about Pharmacy exams. This new schedule comes from same planning and same pattern as previous ones. In short this is predictable schedule.

We have also updated it on our MOH Exam News Facebook Page. < Join Us over there for faster updates.

Exam Schedule 2014 for Pharmacists and Assistant Pharmacists

Exam pattern to follow must be started from Arabic Exam followed by Scientific Exam if arabic exam is passed. Same goes for Law exam, it will be attempted once scientific exam is passed and result is announced by Hot Line or email.

Arabic Exam for Pharmacists > Scientific Exam for Pharmacists > Law Exam for Pharmacists



We hope you get chance to attempt all of these MOH UAE exams in one go with flying colors. For more updates and quick questions don't comment below.

Watch out for NCLEX-RN Competion on Khan Academy Online

NCLEX -RN Khan Academy
This site is about Health Licensing Exams around the world and we are now starting to cover Nursing related news from all around the world. Today we would like to introduce you about one of the exciting competition from Khan Academy for NCLEX-RN (wikipedia) Students and instructors.

While returning from the hospital on a hectic day I was thinking about the new standards and the way we are lagging behind at many things. Where we are not learning these new things and recent advancements in our field. We are not upgrading our knowledge as we should. As we know Necessity is the mother of invention many ideas came and go but some ideas are worth implementation. Pondering over such an idea to continue the education just like Continuous Medication Education (CME) sessions we get. I realized there should be something similar about new trends beyond from the usual class learning tempo and with fun as well.

Khan Academy is such an organization working online to provide free education with video sessions, tutorials online. Subjects include from Computers, Mathematics, Science while their latest focus is now on Healthcare and Science. Khan Academy is currently running a competition for NCLEX-RN tutorial videos.

What about the NCLEX-RN Competion?
One can made an video tutorial for online audience about anything related to nursing subjects in decent format following the guidelines and requirements. Video will be uploaded for online audience where it will be judged on basis on compliance, comments and views.

Subjects or topics you can focus to teach such as Anaphylactic shock, Hypertension, Congestive heart failure, Stroke, Sickle cell anaemia, Iron-deficiency anaemia, Asthma, Pneumonia, Bronchiolitis, Emphysema are some of them.

One of the major competitor is Leslie from the popular YouTube channel "Interactive Biology" . Well we better listen to the CEO of Khan Academy as what he says about the competition online.

NCLEX-RN competition :

Complete guidelines can also be found on Khan Academy Competition page where you can learn how to make a tutorial video, tips for making NCLEX-RN questions and rules for eligibility.
This competition is now officially over.

Scientific Exam for Pharmacists: Study Guide, MCQ Questions,

Frankly speaking there is no definitive syllabus for Scientific Exam. But we need to design a course for ourselves to get through this exam. We have tried to design a solid syllabus to cover up most of the aspects of essentials of Pharmacy and its relevant studies. Do notice the break up of the syllabus as follows.

Study Guides / Preparation Guides
This is what we will updating one by one. How to get hold of all the essential information for your exam. We will upload previous papers, MCQ's, paper techniques, book materials, abstracts etc

Online Study Materials
Yep! there are several online health courses available. But major of them are not only bogus but will rob you off from your money and time. We will try our best not to mention all these and save your time.

Calculations for Essential Practice
It includes some of the important calculations for Pharmacists: Dosing adjustments, Infusion Rates, Important equations etc

Basic Concepts about Pharmacology: Covering up all the basic information, pharmacology equations, basic rules, concepts etc

Disease States with Major Organ Systems
Instead of going deep into the details of individual listed disease states along with major organ system we will be covering up in upcoming months. Do make notice of this course outline we will be reviewing for the exam. 
An addition all of these will be covered up in more detail. We will also try to support them with online available courses, notes, videos, pdf, power-point slides and any kind of study material we can use to help us out to this journey.
  • Immunology
  • Cardiovascular
  • Dermatological
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hematological
  • Liver
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal
  • Rheumatological
  • Urological
  • Women's Health
  • Toxicology
  • Drugs of Abuse
We are looking forward for your co-operation and feedback. Do let us know in Comments Below if we are missing on anything or you need anything.

Nursing and Midwifery Registration Procedures

fdon moh
Dear all Nursing Peers!
Finally we have compiled a page for all the requirements, documents, attestations needed, experience needed for all of your fields. Now you can tally your needed requirements according to your area of specialization.

These requirements are as per published by Federal Department of Nursing, Ministry of United Arab Emirates. (FDON MOH)

Do let us know about your views about this one page bundle of all of the requirements needed for all levels nurses to work , in Ministry of Health, UAE. Which means if you are student nurse or qualified experience nurse or midwife from India, Pakistan, Iraq or from any of the countries. This one page is for you.

General Registration Information
Registration requirements are met when a nurse/midwife meets the applicable eligibility requirements, submit the Nursing Registration Application to the Federal Department of Nursing, MOH (FDON, MOH) with all documents, passes an examination or meets the “exemption from examination “criteria, pays the fee [fifty (50) Dhs only] where applicable, and all required verification have been received, reviewed to meet the standard and criteria of the Federal Department of Nursing (fdon moh). This applies to governmental and private sector.

Eligibility criteria:
  • Academic achievement: All Expatriate applicants who graduated from foreign Nursing programs must have graduated with a minimal attainment of sixty percent (60%) of total marks.
  • Nursing experience: All Expatriate applicants must have had at least one thousand (1000) hours experience within the three (3) years prior to applying for registration in the UAE.
  • Midwifery experience: All Expatriate applicants must have had at least one year experience within the three (3) years prior to applying for registration in the UAE.

Registration Criteria for Nursing Specialties:

Registered Nurse (RN):
Applicant should have at least a three (3) year diploma in nursing with a minimal attainment of sixty percent (60%) of total marks and after a twelve (12) years secondary school education.

Practical Nurse (PN):
Applicant should have one of the following:
a) A diploma in nursing of eighteen (18) months with a minimal attainment of (60%) of total marks after a12 years secondary school education
b) A three (3) year diploma in nursing with a minimal attainment of sixty percent
(60%) of total marks after intermediate education.

Registered Midwife (RM):
Applicant should have one of the following:
a) Twelve (12) secondary school education and eighteen (18) months qualification of
midwifery after a three year nursing program, with a minimal attainment of sixty
percent (60%) of total marks.
b) Twelve (12) secondary school education and at least a three (3) year diploma in
midwifery with a minimal attainment of sixty percent (60%) of total marks.

Practical Midwife (PM):
Twelve (12) secondary school education and diploma in midwifery of two (2) years duration with a minimal attainment of sixty percent (60%) of total marks.

Required Documents:
The originals or certified copies of each of the following:
moh uae nursing required documents
Nursing Requirement list
1. Passport including a valid UAE residence visa or other proof of legal stay in the UAE.
2. Statutory evidence of any name change (marriage license, other legal document).
3. School leaving Certificate (Highest level attained before entry to nursing or midwifery Education).
4. Nursing or Midwifery Education Certificate / Diploma / Degree- (length of education and academic achievement must be verified by means of official transcript if not clearly specified on Certificate / Diploma / Degree).
5. Nursing/Midwifery Licensure or Registration showing current validity

Nursing / Midwifery Registration Examinations:
The nursing and midwifery examination is held regularly during each year. A score of 60% is required to pass the two hours and a half (2 1/2) written examination of 100 multiple choice questions.

Completion of Registration Requirements:
Forms known as verifications (Verification of Education; Verification of license; Reference inquiry) will be made available to those who PASS the nursing examination or meet the exemption from examination criteria. The applicant mails the verification directly to the FDON.
The registration application is not complete until the FDON receives these verifications. The verifications must be received directly from the source only as stated clearly on each verification and must meet the standards and quality criteria set by the FDON. If the applicant meets the exemption from examination criteria; the verifications needed to complete registration will be given at the completion of the review of the application.

Repeated Examination Attempts:
An applicant not obtaining a passing score on the first attempt is allowed to sit the written examination twice more for a total of three times. Nurses will be charged for each examination for which they register. No refunds are made by the MOH for non-attendance or for any other reason. Applicants will be required to prove they meet all eligibility requirements at the time they apply to re-take the registration examination.

Examination Exemption Conditions:
UAE Nationals and Graduates of Institutes of Nursing are exempted from the examination. In addition Registered Nurses or Registered Midwives holding current valid nursing registration /licensure in certain countries as well as all nurses holding a Masters Degree in Nursing are exempted from the nursing examination if they have been actively employed in the field of nursing/midwifery in a clinical setting, nursing administration or nursing education for at least 1000 hours within the three years prior to application for registration in the UAE. This applies only to Registered Nurses or Midwives and not to Practical Nurses or Midwives. Those exempted from the written exam must meet all other criteria for registration.

NCLEX-RN Preparation and Competition:
NCLEX stands for National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. And If you are looking forward for preparing for NCLEX Exam soon you can take help from the KHAN Academy NCLEX Competition. Hint: Checkout the winners and learn along.