AMSPAR is The Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists. It was established in 1964 with the aim of creating and promoting appropriate qualifications, initially for those working as medical secretaries and subsequently for medical receptionists, administrators and practice managers.
AMSPAR performs two functions. It is a professional membership organisation which recognises both formal qualifications and length of service in a healthcare environment. AMSPAR members currently receive special privileges and services including access to a free legal helpline, a range of professional guidelines on a wide number of healthcare and employment topics in addition to valuable work and non-work related discounts.
AMSPAR works with City & Guilds to provide a range of nationally recognised qualifications suitable for delivery as either full or part time study programmes. AMSPAR qualifications at Levels 2 and 3 are included in the 14 - 19 Diploma as additional / specialised learning.
The Association’s work is supported by a small core of employed staff at our head office in London.
Centres with students sitting our qualifications can receive a complimentary copy of our magazine / newsletters during their period of study via AMSPAR. Those who achieve an AMSPAR / City & Guilds Qualification are eligible for full AMSPAR Membership.
Our Mission Statement is to promote quality and coherence in the delivery of vocational qualifications aimed at Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists and to encourage and support standards of excellence in the pursuit of continuous professional development and lifelong learning.
If you would like to contact AMSPAR please call 020 7387 6005. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a fax to 020 7388 2648. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are available in our Forum. AMSPAR members can also raise non-urgent questions through our Forum. You can write to us at AMSPAR, Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9LN.