With the increasing use of technology in general practice, medical secretaries are playing an increasingly important role in managing patient information and ensuring that healthcare providers have access to the data they need to deliver high-quality care.
A medical secretary might complete tasks such as;
- arranging appointments and meetings and diary management
- taking minutes
- dealing with enquiries and providing information by email and telephone
- managing records, creating and updating spreadsheets and databases
There are no set requirements for the medical secretary role. Employers will generally ask for administrative experience as well knowledge of medical terminology.