FPA at Medicine 2017: RCP annual conference

The Faculty of Physician Associates invites you to join us at Medicine 2017: RCP annual conference, on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 March.

Taking place at Manchester Central, Medicine 2017 is this year's flagship event providing high-quality education and professional development.

The Faculty of Physician Associates is hosting a session on Thursday 16 March from 11.00 to 12.30, entitled Physician Associates: shaping the future of the medical workforce. This session is aimed at physicians currently working with or supervising PAs, physicians who will be working with PAs in the future, and of course PAs themselves.

This session will include case study discussion on how the introduction of physician associates to a multidisciplinary team has relieved pressures, improved care for patients, and transformed the way that the service is delivered. PAs and physicians alike will benefit from hearing about new and innovative ways of working. 

You will also hear how the pressures on the medical workforce in an underfunded, underdoctored and overstretched NHS can be in part relieved by the introduction of physician associates. President Jeannie Watkins will also provide updates on the profession, including the progress made on the road to statutory regulation. 

Those engaged in or otherwise interested in the physician associate profession are also invited to join the FPA at two lunchtime sessions taking place on both days of the conference.

Thursday 16 March, 13.45 - 14.10 - FPA President Q&A: taking the profession forward 

Friday 17 March, 13.40 - 14.10 - PAs and physicians: working together

Both sessions will provide a chance to discuss with physicians and physician associates alike about their experiences of working together to improve the experience of the team and patients. Jeannie Watkins, president of the FPA, and FPA board members, will also provide updates on the profession and regulation, as well as answering your questions on how physician associates can ease pressures on the medical workforce. 

We hope you will join us at Medicine 2017: RCP annual conference. Find out more on the RCP events page.