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Medical secretaries are an essential cog in the wheel

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 13 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1538
  1. Andrew R L Medford, chest physician1
  1. 1North Bristol Lung Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB, UK
  1. andrewmedford{at}

Clark’s comments are well made.1 Ten years ago I wrote in support of medical secretaries, arguing for a pay and career structure commensurate with their qualifications to avoid losing experienced people to the private sector.2 Medical secretaries have always been an essential cog in the wheel of …

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