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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:

Pay

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, £18,292 to £21,349 a year. With experience you can go up to Band 4, £20,911 to £23,597 a year. The current pay scales are from September 2018. Secretaries in private hospitals can earn around £17,000 to £22,500 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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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.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
18610
1.9 %
RISE
2023
18958
  United Kingdom
2018
259728
2.6 %
RISE
2023
266528

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

Training

Getting On

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

Video

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators & Receptionists (AMSPAR)
Tel: 020 7387 6005
E-mail: info@amspar.com
Website: http://www.amspar.com
Twitter: @AMSPARUK

British Society of Medical Secretaries and Administrators (BSMSA)
Tel: 0844 335 0636
E-mail: training@bsma.org.uk
Website: http://www.bsmsa.org.uk/

Institute of Administrative Management (IAM)
Tel: 01952 797 396
E-mail: info@instam.org
Website: http://www.instam.org/
Twitter: @IAM_1915
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/instam.org

Instructus Skills
Tel: 01536 738631
E-mail: info@instructus.org
Website: https://www.instructus-skills.org
Twitter: @InstructusSkill

Instructus Skills (formerly Skills CFA) is the UK’s leading cross-sector apprenticeship authority and skills sector body. They ensure that apprentices learn the skills that employers need, from business skills to engineering to e-commerce.

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