Physician associates are healthcare professionals with a generalist medical education, who work alongside doctors providing medical care as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. Physician associates are dependent practitioners who can work autonomously, but always under the supervision of a fully trained and experienced doctor. They bring new talent add to the skill mix within teams, providing a stable, generalist section of the workforce which can help ease the workforce pressures that the NHS currently faces.
Find out more about physician associates, their scope of practice and employing PAs in General Practice.
If you’d like to talk to a PA directly about the scope and potential of the role within your organisation, Health Education England run a PA ambassador programme. These are experienced individuals working in primary and secondary care. Make contact in your area to see what ideas, advice and support they can offer.
SW England: [email protected]
London: [email protected]
Yorkshire, Humber, Coast & Vale: [email protected]hs.net
NE England & Cumbria: [email protected]
NW England: [email protected]
SE England: [email protected]
East of England: [email protected]
Midlands: [email protected]