Ambulance care assistant will drive disabled, elderly and vulnerable people to and from outpatient clinics, daycare centres and routine hospital admissions.
Huge advances in the science and techniques of anaesthesia have been instrumental in enabling some of the long and complex surgical procedures which are now commonplace.
Healthcare science staff working in anatomical pathology work in mortuaries.
Arts therapists use art, music or drama to help people with a range of difficulties.
Assistant technical officers work in healthcare science in a variety of roles to treat and diagnose diseases.
Healthcare science staff specialising in audiology identify and assess hearing and balance function and their associated disorders.
Biomedical scientists carry out a range of laboratory and scientific tests to support the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
This page outlines the healthcare science area of cardiac sciences, including information on entry requirements and training programmes.
This page describes the role of cardiographers, including information on entry requirements, training and career prospects.
Cardiovascular medicine (formerly known as cardiology) is a clinically based specialty, which encompasses the diagnosis, assessment and management of patients with cardiovascular disease.
This page introduces the roles of chef, head chef, assistant chef and catering assistant.
This page describes the role of chaplains in the NHS.
Introduction to child nursing.
A clinical engineer or bio-engineer designs equipment for monitoring, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation or research.
This page introduces the field of clinical immunology, and includes information on entry requirements and training.
This page introduces communications and corporate affairs.
This page describes the work of counsellors and what qualifications may be needed for such a role
This page describes the work of healthcare science staff working in critical care science.
A description of the role of a chiropodist/podiatrist.
Clincial informaticians manage patient data and clinical knowledge that supports clinicians and other professionals.
Microbiology is the study of organisms (bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic) that cause infections.
Mental health nursing is often complex, demanding and very rewarding.
Music therapy aims to facilitate positive changes in behaviour and emotional well-being and is essentially a social activity involving communication, listening and sharing.
While dentists concentrate on treating tooth and gum conditions, the dental hygienist (sometimes also known as an oral health practitioner) has a vital role in helping to prevent problems from arising.
A dental nurse supports the dentist in all aspects of patient care, this includes getting the appropriate instruments ready, mixing materials and ensuring patient comfort.
Dental technicians (or dental technologists as they are often referred to) make the dentures, crowns, bridges and dental braces that improve patients appearance, speech and their ability to chew.
Dental therapists (sometimes also known as oral health practitioners) are the rarest members of the dental team, with approximately 380 on the General Dental Council Roll in 2002.
Dietetics is the interpretation and communication of nutrition science to enable people to make informed and practical choices about food and lifestyle in health and disease.
Find out more about a career diagnosing, caring for and treating illnesses, infections, diseases and the well-being of people.
This page describes the role of donor carers, gives entry requirements, training and pay information, and gives the contact details of the National Blood Service.
Dramatherapy makes use of role play, voice work, myth, ritual and storytelling.
An emergency medical dispatcher is a key member of the ambulance service trust's control team.
Emergency medicine is an exciting and expanding specialty.
This page introduces estates and facilities management
This page describes financial management, including a number of examples of roles and jobs, and the usual entry requirements.
This page describes the role of gardeners and grounds staff in the NHS.
This page describes the role of healthcare science staff working in gastrointestinal physiology, including information on entry requirements and training.
This page introduces general management and focuses on how people go into this area from various different backgrounds.
General practitioners (GPs) work in primary care and are part of a clinical commissioning group (CCG) which have responsibility for purchasing healthcare from secondary healthcare providers, such as acute/hospital and community/mental health trusts and the independent and voluntary sector.
This page describes the role of health promotion staff, how to get into this career and the skills required.
This page describes the work of health/medical records staff and describes a number of specific job roles.
Information about what health visitors do
This page describes the role and work of the high intensity therapist.
This page describes the role of hospital play staff in the NHS, including information on entry requirements and training.
This page describes the work of housekeepers.
This page introduces human resources management, providing description of many job roles, and the usual entry requirements for working in this area.
Here you will find information on the role of the healthcare assistant, training, development, and possible secondment opportunities.
Health informatics opportunites in health records and patient administration
ICT staff are responsible for the development, management and support of the ICT infrastructure at an NHS organisation, including the internal and external electronic communication networks, including: wide area networks (WANs) and local area networks (LANs) that link the operational systems within healthcare organisations the hardware e.
This page introduces information management and gives some examples of job roles.
Knowledge managers support healthcare professionals in their professional development
This page introduces learning disability nursing
This page describes the work of laundry supervisors and managers.
Neurophysiology is concerned with the investigation of function in the central and peripheral nervous system.
Neurosurgery deals with the diagnosis and treatment of pathological processes, which affect the nervous system.
This page outlines the role of nursery nurses and nursery assistants working in the NHS.
Obstetrics and gynaecology comprises the care of the pregnant woman, her unborn child and the management of diseases specific to women.
Occupational therapy is the assessment and treatment of physical and psychiatric conditions using specific activity to prevent disability and promote independent function in all aspects of daily life.
This page describes the work of an operating department practitioner, including information on entry requirements, training, and registration.
Ophthalmology is the medical and surgical management of conditions of the eye and its adenexa.
This page describes the role of an optometrist, including information on training and entry requirements.
This page describes the branch of dentistry known as orthodontics.
This page describes the work of orthopaedic technicians
This page introduces the role of the orthoptist.
This page describes the role of the occupational therapy assistant, and then describes the entry requirements.
Paediatrics offers a career in a stimulating, challenging and rewarding area of medicine.
This page describes the role of painters and decorators
A paramedic is the senior healthcare professional at an accident or a medical emergency.
Pathologists specialise in the detection of disease through the use of a variety of investigative techniques.
This page provides an introduction to the role of pharmacist.
This page describes the role of pharmacy technicians and where they work.
This page describes the role of a phlebotomist, the entry requirements and training, and also gives contact details for organisations that provide further information.
This page describes the role of the psychological wellbeing practitioner
This page describes the role of a physiotherapist
This page describes the role of porter in the NHS.
This page introduces practice management, indicates where further information about qualifications relevant to practice managers can be found
Prosthetists and orthotists provide care for anyone requiring an artificial limb (prosthesis) or a device to support or control part of the body (orthosis).
Psychiatrists deal with mental health.
This page provides an introduction to psychology and what psychologists do.
This page provides an overview of the field of psychotherapy and the work of psychotherapists. It includes information on adult psychotherapy, child psychotherapy, and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
This page describes the role of staff working in support roles in a radiography setting.
Find out about diagnostic and therapeutic radiography
Radiologists specialise in the detection of disease through the use of a variety of investigative techniques.
This page describes the work of clinical respiratory physiologists, and includes information on entry requirements and training.
On this page you will find a description of the roles of, secretaries and typists, including information on entry requirements
This page describes the role of speech and language therapist
This page describes the work of sterile services managers
This page describes the work of stores staff in the NHS.
This page introduces the role school nurse and describes the experience and knowledge that it is useful to gain before entering this profession.
This page introduces the work of tilers in the NHS.
This page describes the role of theatre support worker
This page outlines the work of healthcare scientists working in vascular science.
The specialty attracts patients with a wide breadth of pathology including malignancy, functional abnormalities including bladder outflow obstruction and incontinence, stone disease and infection.