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Medical Assistants

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what administrative support he envisages will be provided by medical assistants. [111022]

A wide range of jobs have the title of medical assistant. Each post is designed to meet local service needs and is tailored to ensure the delivery of efficient, high quality care to patients. Since the content of each medical assistant post reflects the skills and expertise required locally, some posts will have an administrative element while others will not.