Development plans of medical specialities were first compiled in 2001 by medical speciality commissions. They are an important input for developing and implementing health care policy to different stakeholders in Estonia, also for medical specialities to agree on common goals for upcoming years.

The project was carried out in co-operation with the Ministry of Social Affairs and representatives of medical specialities (associations and unions). At the beginning of the project a general recommended structure of a medical specialty development plan and background documents (statics, prognosis) were worked out in co-operation with the Ministry of Social Affairs with the aim to support medical specialities in compiling their development plans for 2015-2020. Several seminars were held to discuss current health care topics and political trends. Praxis made some recommendations during the update process in order to interim versions, searched for supplementary data according to the needs of medical specialities and performed technical editing.