18th February 2016 Written by Skills for Health

Have you ever noticed how many of your favourite TV and film characters are actually in healthcare support roles?

1. Katherine, receptionist and assistant from Just Go With It, played by Jennifer Anniston

Image: Katherine Just Go With It.

2. The Janitor from Scrubs, played by Neil Flynn

Image: Neil Flynn.

3. Adele Effanga, healthcare assistant in Holby City, played by Petra Letang

Image: Petra Letang.

4. Danny Shaughnessy, healthcare assistant in Holby City, played by Jeremy Edwards

Image: Jeremy Edwards.

5. Jeanie Boulet, physician assistant in ER, played by Gloria Reuben

Image: Gloria Reuben.

6. Jerry Markovic, desk clerk in ER, played by Abraham Benrubi

Image: Abraham Benrubi.

7. Dell Parker, receptionist, qualified nurse and training to be mid-wife in Grey’s Anatomy, played by Chris Lowell

Image: Chris Lowell.

8. Susan White, hospital staff liaison officer in Green Wing, played by Michele Gomez

Image: Michele Gomez.

9. Beverly Janoszewski, former nurse turned receptionist in The Mindy Project, played by Beth Grant

Image: Beth Grant.

10. Ken Hopkirk, head porter in The Royal, played by Michael Starke

Image: Michael Starke.

11. Noel Garcia, receptionist and reception manager in Casualty, played by Tony Marshall

Image: Tony Marshall.

12. Josh Griffiths, paramedic in Casualty, played by Ian Bleasdale

Image: Ian Bleasdale.

13. Morwenna Newcross, medical receptionist in Doc Martin, played by Jessica Ransom

Image: Jessica Ransom.

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