Medical secretary

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A day as a medical secretary

You arrive at the GP practice where you work at 8.45am.

Your first task of the day is to organise the GP's patient list and retrieve all patients' files ready for their appointments. Once this is done you open and sort the post, dealing with many of the queries and sorting those that need to be responded to by the doctor.

After filing patient records you update the practice database and take phone messages. You spend much of the afternoon typing up letters from the GP to be sent to patients and the local hospital to arrange appointments.

Throughout the day you answer phone calls from patients and other medical professions, assisting as best you can with their queries and taking messages for GPs. You like using your organisational skills to ensure the practice runs smoothly, and enjoy the regular hours and being part of the medical community.