Entry requirements (information management staff)

This page has information on the entry requirements and skills needed for information management roles in health. 

Entry requirements into information management 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 GSCEs 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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More senior information management staff will have an undergraduate degree in health informatics while a postgraduate qualification in information and library work might be necessary for very senior roles.

The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme also has specialisms in health informatics and health analysis for graduates with relevant degrees.

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