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2024 01 04
Key changes to the health system that will come into force on 1 January

The Ministry of Health informs about the most important changes that will come into force from 1 January 2024. They will help patients get to the doctor faster and get the services they need, while increasing doctors' salaries and reducing the administrative burden. It will also improve the availability of antibiotics and some medical supplies for the ...

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2023 12 15
Nurses and midwives will be able to provide consultations

Under an initiative of the Ministry of Health, from 2024, a family doctor or another member of the family doctor's team in charge of patient registration will be able to refer patients to a nurse or midwife after assessing the reason for the referral.

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2023 12 13
The new health centers will increase the availability of services

On the initiative of the Ministry of Health (MoH), from 1 August, municipalities have started to establish health centres, after assessing the efficiency of all medical institutions in their territory and the health care services they provide. One of them was established in Klaipėda and a decision was taken to establish a health centre in Tauragė.

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2023 12 13
RescEU facility for stockpiling of the EU medical equipment to be set up in Lithuania 

From 2024, Lithuania will provide a facility to accommodate the European Union medical stockpile provisions required to manage cross-border threats and to ensure an effective response to crises at the Community level. As part of the rescEU project, Lithuania will set up a warehouse to store medical supplies to meet the requirements of ...

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2023 10 16
Ministry of Health and trade unions sign updated collective agreement - medical salaries will increase

On Monday 16 October, the Minister of Health Arūnas Dulkys and nine trade union organizations representing medical professionals signed an agreement on the renewal of the collective agreement for the Lithuanian National Health System (LNSS) branch, which was concluded last year. The agreement will ensure a pay raise ...

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2023 10 16
New suicide prevention plan approved

As part of the Government's commitment to ensuring that Lithuanian citizens live long and fulfilling healthy lives, the Minister of Health, Arūnas Dulkys, has approved the National Action Plan for Suicide Prevention 2023-2026.

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2023 09 06
Health care reform: increasing coverage, accessibility and quality

With the adoption of the necessary legislation, the reform of health care institutions has entered the implementation phase. This summer saw the launch of a unified national Ambulance Service, the creation of a network of strengthened public health institutions and centers of excellence, the establishment of municipal health centers, and the creation of a network ...

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2023 08 01
Patient transport service launches in parts of Lithuania

From 1 August, a new service - patient transport - will be available in some Lithuanian municipalities. The first phase of the shuttle service will be for patients who need hemodialysis or transplantation. Later, in the autumn, the service will be extended to elderly patients and disabled patients who are unable to travel independently to/from medical institutions and are ...

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2023 07 04
The new National Ambulance Service is launched

On 1 July, the new National Ambulance Service ( NAS) officially launched. Following a transformation of the ambulance service in less than two years, the 48 separate stations have been merged into a single service with headquarters in Kaunas. The new organisation will provide care to the population according to uniform standards and improve working conditions for ambulance staff.

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2022 02 15
No more restrictions on arrivals from the EU

As of Tuesday, 15 February, travel restrictions on arrivals to Lithuania from the countries of the European Economic Area will be eased – a negative test result for COVID-19 will not be required even for the unvaccinated and non-recovered travellers. Third-country nationals and legal residents of third countries that have joined the EU Digital COVID Certificate system will be able to ...

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2022 02 14
Self-isolation no longer required for travellers

From Monday, 14 February, travellers from third countries will no longer be required to self-isolate. With all the world in the orange (yellow) category, travellers from any country will have to complete a passenger form and present a document confirming one of the following three facts: vaccination against COVID-19, recovery from this disease, or a negative result of a pre-travel ...

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2022 02 04
Updated requirements for travellers: arrivals from EU countries are no longer required to self-isolate but testing remains in place for those without a timely booster shot

From Saturday, 5 February, travellers who were fully vaccinated more than 270 days ago but have not taken a booster shot will be subject to self-isolation and testing requirements (from outside the European Economic Area). In the ...

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