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Health Records Staff

Health records staff member sorting patient case notes

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.

Pay

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, £23,362 to £25,368 a year. A health records supervisor would be on Band 3, £25,468 to £27,486 a year. 

The current pay scales are from April 2023.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Useful Subjects

Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
10335
1.1 %
RISE
2029
10448
  United Kingdom
2024
132095
3.3 %
RISE
2029
136495

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

Video

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

NHS Scotland Careers
Website: http://www.careers.nhs.scot
Website (2): https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

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