Course Advice

020 3757 3000

Careers

Back to Hospitality Explorer Course Programme

Medical Secretaries

Medical secretaries deal with correspondence, make appointments and handle patients’ queries; file and maintain medical and other records; transcribe notes and dictation; and perform other clerical tasks in hospitals/surgeries and other medical establishments.

Tasks

  • Sorts and files correspondence and maintains diary of the person/s for whom he/she works
  • Transcribes dictation into required format
  • Maintains patients’ records and arranges appointments
  • Answers enquiries and refers patient to appropriate experts
  • Organises and attends meetings and takes minutes of proceedings
  • Books resources such as rooms and refreshments, and orders stationery and other supplies as appropriate.

Entry Requirements

Entrants require GCSEs/S grades or an Intermediate GNVQ/GSVQ Level II. To qualify as a medical secretary, entrants take a one-year full-time or two-year part-time diploma in medical secretarial studies. NVQs/SVQs in Administration are available at Levels 2, 3 and 4.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £23,000 per annum and can progress up to £30,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 7,091 employed Medical Secretaries in the region.

Apply Now

Search for a course or your favourite subject, find more information and begin your application.

snapcode

Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/