Entry requirements (health records and patient administration)

This page has information on the entry requirements and skills needed for a career in health records and patient administration.

 Entry requirements into health records and patient administration will depend on the role and level you are at in the career framework.

It is possible to start in an entry level post without formal qualifications but GCSEs or equivalent qualifications are an advantage. Apprenticeships in health informatics are also available. More information is available on the City and Guilds' website

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For more senior roles, a degree or equivalent experience might be needed. Some roles may also need an industry qualification such as the Institute of Health records and Information Management (IHRIM) certificate or diploma. You should always check the person specification for specific posts to fully understand the requirements.

The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme also has a health informatics strand for graduates with relevant degrees. 

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