About Vårdförbundet

Vårdförbundet (the Swedish Association of Health Professionals) is the trade union and professional organisation of four registered professions; nurses, midwives, biomedical scientists and radiographers.We represent more than 80 % of the workforce.

Our main objective is to develop and strengthen the four professions that we represent and to promote each member's development in his or her professional role. Vårdförbundet is active in public debate, with the aim of influencing the development of healthcare and other societal issues, both nationally and internationally.

We also represent managers, teachers and researchers within these professions, as well as students training to qualify for any of these four professions. Vårdförbundet is not affiliated with any political party, governmental organisation or religious group.

Strengthen the professions

Our main objective is to develop and strengthen the four professions that we represent and to promote each member's development in his or her professional role.

As a trade union, we strive to improve terms and conditions for our members, and to improve opportunities for development in working life. At each workplace, Vårdförbundet has elected a representative to stand for the organisation.

Development of healthcare

Vårdförbundet is active in public debate, with the aim of influencing the development of healthcare and other societal issues, both nationally and internationally.

Vårdförbundet believes that healthcare sector, on the whole, should take a holistic approach and that every individual receives care based on actual need.

We want to empower healthcare patients and we want to work in an open system governed by qualified knowledge from across the many different areas of healthcare and medicine.

A Congress is held every third year. The representatives elect the national executive board and decides on the main political directions for Vårdförbundet.

Vårdförbundet is a member of TCO (The Swedish Confederation for Professional Employees).

Vårdförbundet is a member of the International Council of Nurses.