Working life (ID)

This page provides useful information about the roles and responsibilities of specialists in infectious disease, where they work, who they work with and what they feel about their role.

“Although infectious diseases is a small specialty in comparison with other system-based disciplines, it provides the opportunity for a challenging and constantly varied career. Specialists deal with everything from diverse clinical management to intellectually stimulating frontier research into diseases of worldwide importance.” - An infectious disease specialist

Infectious disease specialists work primarily in hospitals. They tend to work in large or specialist hospitals rather than smaller district general hospitals although many infectious diseases are also treated in the community.

How your time is spent

 Daily activities include:

Sometimes patients must be isolated in order to be safely managed and treated.

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