During your Outpatient appointment, you can expect to see not only your consultant or nurse practitioner, but also a variety of other staff whose roles are essential in making the busy department run smoothly and efficiently.
People you may meet as part of your visit to the hospital include:
- The sister – who is in charge of the general clinical running of the department
- Staff nurses – who will be in charge of the clinic that you are attending and will be able to deal with any queries or problems concerning your visit or treatment
- Healthcare assistants – who assist the trained nurses in delivering your care
- Support staff – such as secretaries and receptionists who are essential in the smooth running of the department and make your appointment possible.