Medical people

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

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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.