Health Records Staff

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Health records staff are responsible for managing patient health records. They set up, update and maintain patient records, both on paper and computer.

They are also called Medical records staff.

The Work

You could be:

You may do all of the above tasks, or specialise in a particular area, such as admissions or clinical coding.


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

Under the NHS Agenda for Change pay scales, salaries for health records staff are on Band 2, £19,609 to £21,615 a year. With experience this could rise to Band 3, £21,709 to £23,603 a year. 

The current pay scales are from April 2021.


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Getting In

What Does it Take?

You should be:


Getting On



The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

NHS Scotland Careers
Website (2):
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

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