Personal and professional development toolkit 

We consider ongoing education, training and high standards of practice amongst all physician associates (PAs) vital to delivering high-quality healthcare and maintaining professional standards. As a qualified PA moving through your career you will undertake continuing professional development (CPD) to gain further knowledge, skills, education and training, as well as benefiting from research, management and leadership development opportunities.

All PAs must complete 50 hours of CPD per year in order to maintain their registration on the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR). As a PA you may use a portfolio to collect and document this evidence, which may be used for appraisal purposes or to demonstrate competencies and capabilities to future employers and clinical supervisors.

Our new personal and professional development toolkit is here to provide guidance on the structure and content of such a PA portfolio and provides standardised documentation for appraisal purposes for evidencing CPD, competencies and capabilities. This toolkit demonstrates your development from day one of graduating to the current time of review and can help guide your personal professional development (PPD), opening the door to future opportunities and in turn shaping your career.