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City & Guilds

Accredited City & Guilds examination centre.

NUS Card

Offering NUS eligible Courses

Practice Index Forum

The Practice Index forum is a safe, secure and private online discussion forum for GP practice staff. It is free to join and currently has over 2500 members. The forum also has a resources section where you download policies, protocols and guides. 


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Welcome to BSMSA

British Society of Medical Secretaries and Administrators

We are the UK's leading Medical Administration training and membership provider.  

We provide fully accredited medical administration and practice management qualifications to both the NHS and private sectors.



As an accredited City and Guilds training organisation, we provide nationally recognised qualifications and in-house learning covering introductory and advanced levels. With a wide portfolio of courses, ranging from beginners and advanced medical terminology to equality and diversity, we offer training solutions for people currently working within healthcare or administrators looking to move into this speciality.  

"The BSMSA aims to have a positive impact on the future of medical secretaries and administrators through the promotion of training, encouraging personal development and endorsing the role they play in the clinical environment"


Offering membership for over 35 years, we are dedicated to our members, offering professional advice, support and opportunity to meet peers at meetings as well as through our newsletter and social media pages.  Join us to enjoy all the benefits we have to offer.

About Us

The BSMSA was founded in 1983 by two working medical secretaries. Since then it has grown into the effective and professional organisation representing medical secretaries, personal assistants, clinical team secretaries, administrators and clerical staff working in the NHS, General, Academic, Private Practice and Primary Care.

BSMSA membership has many other benefits – and you can join now online!

Our Aims

  • To act as the professional body for all medical secretaries, personal assistants, clinical team secretaries, administrators and clerical staff
  • To promote and preserve the status and recognition of the medical secretary and other health administrators as a professional member of the medical team
  • To provide training courses and meetings to ensure appropriate learning and continuing professional development (CPD) for all
  • To provide professional advice and support to members
  • To liaise with other organisations to promote the interests of medical secretaries and other health administrators

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