As with any large organisation, the Legal Services department is an extremely important function and the Healthcare organisations are no exception. It is the job of the Legal Service teams within the healthcare industry to manage a number of highly important issues and to support the best interests of both staff and the public. The role of the NHS / Healthcare Legal Services is to provide a full range of legal services including Clinical Negligence, Employer and Public Liability and all small claims as well as Coroners Investigations, Reports and attendance at Coroners Court, Small Claims, Patient, Solicitor and Police Access Requests as well as any legal issues that may arise such as consent queries, parental responsibility, etc.
The NHS is always on the lookout for talented legal professionals who are able to support their staff and with the NHS there is never a shortage of work to be done. A job in the Legal Services team requires individuals who are determined and highly motivated. You will normally require relevant higher education qualifications to be considered and previous experience of working within the NHS or a similar organisation would be beneficial. It certainly is a tough job to do but remember that the work that you do really will be helping people, some of which are in real need of help. No other organisation offers that kind of satisfaction.