RCP and FPA joint response to Pulse article on Health Education England's physician associate training support

President of the Royal College of Physicians, Professor Jane Dacre, and president of the Faculty of Physician Associates, Jeannie Watkins, have responded to reports about Health Education England's (HEE) reallocation of training support from GPs to Physician Associates. 

   

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FPA comment: Daily Mail article of 14 June 2017

Jeannie Watkins, president of the Faculty of Physician Associates, comments on the Daily Mail article of Wednesday 14 June referring to physician associates as 'doctors on the cheap'.

  

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The FPA census 2017 is now open

The FPA census 2017 is now open online, and will be until Monday 12 June 2017.

If you haven't received a link to the census, please get in touch  [email protected]

The FPA Census is an important tool to document the geographic and specialty spread of the profession, and the scope of practice of physician associates. The FPA will also use the data in advocating for statutory regulation of the profession. 

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Spring president's bulletin

Jeannie Watkins, president of the Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA) reflects on the positivity that physician associates received at the Royal College of Physicians’ annual conference, Medicine 2017, as well as regulation and updates on the profession.

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The FPA at Medicine 2017

At the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) annual conference ‘Medicine 2017’ on 16–17 March, the Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA), and physician associates as a whole, received a very warm reception from physician associates and physicians alike. Thank you to everyone who attended and joined our conversations.

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University of Bolton to establish new PA programme

Jeannie Watkins, president of the Faculty of Physician Associates, met with the University of Bolton to discuss the establishment of a new physician associate programme in September 2017.

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