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In praise of medical secretaries: Pay and conditions should reflect crucial role of medical secretaries in clinical teams

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7421.991-a (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:991
  1. Andrew R L Medford, clinical research fellow (andrew.medford@bristol.ac.uk),
  2. Sharon Standen, senior medical personal assistant
  1. Lung Research Group, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB

    EDITOR–Medical secretaries are pivotal members of the clinical team in both primary and secondary care.1 Unfortunately they are usually conspicuous only in the event of mistakes, as with many other healthcare professionals.

    The crucial role of medical secretaries seems to be barely recognised. Even more …

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