Hidden Costs Incurred For In-House Medical Secretaries

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There are many hidden costs involved in in-house typing - it is not just the salary!

With the DICT8 service, we only charge you for what we type, so there are no extra hidden charges. This non-variable cost would normally be used as a guideline against the cost of a medical secretary.

Unfortunately the cost of a medical secretary is variable, as there are hidden costs involved.  A list of some of the costs are presented below for your information.

Hidden Costs Incurred For In-House Medical Secretaries:

  • Salaries
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Temp Cover
  • Ongoing Pension Liabilities
  • Physical Costs i.e. Hospital Space, equipment, consumables.
  • Maternity Leave
  • Holiday Pay
  • Healthcare Schemes
  • Additional staff bonuses
  • Congratulatory & Condolence Leave
  • Training

Also in a hospital environment, secretaries have the added daily interruptions whilst typing up letters etc.

  • Phones ringing with patient queries
  • Dealing with queries from doctors and other staff
  • Finding requested notes and organising appointment lists
  • Extra admin work
  • Dealing with work on behalf of unavailable colleagues.