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Administrative staff

Administrative staff

Administrative staff provide essential support to doctors, scientists, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

There is a wide choice of roles and places to work. You might enjoy dealing with patients and their relatives, for example as a receptionist in a clinic or a clerk on a ward. Alternatively, you might prefer working closely with a consultant as a medical secretary.

Staff working in administration can be found in a variety of locations. Depending upon the job that you do, you could be based:

  • in a hospital administration office with no patient contact
  • in an outpatient clinic
  • on a hospital ward
  • in a central records department in a busy hospital
  • in a GP surgery
  • in a specialist community clinic
  • at a trust or health authority headquarters.

There are opportunities for experienced and qualified administrative staff to progress into administrative management roles. See more information on our administration management webpage.