Medical records clerk

Male in gloves tidying documents on library shelves

A day as a medical records clerk

You work in your local NHS hospital, and begin at 9am.

You're based at the digestive-disorders outpatient reception, and your first task is to look through filing systems and find today's patient records. You then arrange the records in order for each consultant and have them dispatched around the hospital. Next, you help record patient appointments and make a note of cancellations.

Later, you enter medical notes onto your computer, ensuring the history of patient care is accurately and permanently recorded. You enjoy working in an office environment, and the opportunities for career progression available within the NHS.