Medical Secretary

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Medical secretaries provide administrative and secretarial support for doctors, consultants and other senior staff in hospitals, health centres or GP surgeries.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Medical secretaries in Scotland are paid on the NHS Agenda for Change Band 3, £21,709 to £23,603 a year. With experience you can go up to Band 4, £23,709 to £25,982 a year. The current pay scales are from April 2021. Secretaries in private hospitals can earn around £17,000 to £22,500 a year.


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Getting In

You could look for work in NHS or private hospitals or clinics, GP surgeries, health centres, research institutes or universities.

What Does it Take?

You should have:


Getting On

With more experience you could move on to the job of practice manager.


Courtesy of NHS Education Scotland


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

NHS Scotland Careers
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Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

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