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Medical people

Learn about the different people who can help make you better when you're in hospital.

An anaesthetist puts people to sleep while they have an operation.


A clinical psychologist helps people who have problems with how they are feeling.


A dietitian teaches people to be more healthy by eating the right foods.


A doctor carries out tests and gives treatment. There are lots of different types of doctor.


A hospital teacher teaches children on the wards or in a hospital school.



A nurse helps with a patient's treatment and makes sure they are comfortable.



A physiotherapist helps people with the movement of their bodies.


A play specialist helps  patients to get better by showing them how to cope.


A speech and language therapist helps people who have problems with speech and communication.

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