The Faculty of Physician Associates Annual Census 2017 FPA Census 2017

The 2017 Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA) Annual Census is open online, and will be until Monday 12 June 2017. The deadline is fast approaching! 

On completing the census, you will be in for a chance to win one of 4 free tickets to the FPA annual conference in September, held at the RCP. 

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

Once again, we need every physician associate and student physician associate currently living or working in the UK to complete the survey, whether or not they are an FPA member. This means we're interested in hearing from those who have ever triained as a physician associate, either in the UK or overseas, even if they aren't working as a physician associate right now. 

If you are a physician associate student, it will take about 5 miinutes to complete the census, and for physician associates it will take you 15 minutes to complete. 

The FPA Census has several important uses:

  • to document the geographic and specialty spread of the profession, and the scope of practice of physician associates. This information is of great interest to potential employers and policy makers
  • to be used in advocating for statutory regulation of the profession
  • to use data on average incomes to assist potential employers in setting proper remuneration for physician associates they may wish to hire
  • to be used by physician associates who are working on dissertations or on other scientific papers which document the advance of the profession in the UK
  • so that we know how many people have trained as physician associates who are not working in a physician associate role. This may indicate a need to modify training or job placement activities.

The census is a crucial tool in mapping the profession and ensuring that we have as full a picture as we can of the physician associate profession and its growth. Be a part of the project and fill in the census today! 

The FPA has sent a link to the census to all contacts we have on our records. If you have not received a link, please get in touch with us via email: [email protected] .  

Thank you very much in advance for contributing to the census and documenting all the great things you are doing in healthcare across the country – thank you.