Join us for Physician Associate Awareness Week UK 2022 

We're delighted to announce the return of Physician Associate (PA) Awareness Week. This year, PA Week UK will run between 3–7 October

PA Week is an opportunity for PAs, PA supervisors, colleagues of PAs, and PA students to come together in celebration of the profession’s achievements. The past few years have been challenging for all healthcare professionals and at the Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA), we understand and are proud of how committed PAs have remained. That's why, this year, PAs deserve to be celebrated more than ever before. 

PA Week UK 2022

This year, we’re encouraging PAs and everyone who supports them to share exactly how the profession benefits our NHS and its workforce. We already know the profession works in over 50 specialties, but we want to know exactly what benefits PAs bring. It could be that they bring a particular skill or specialist knowledge, train new PA colleagues, or create strong relationships with patients. Whatever it is, we want to hear about it during PA week! 

How to get involved in the PA Week benefit campaign

  • Download and print one of our brand-new PA Week campaign templates below.
  • If you’re a PA or PA student, share how you benefit the workforce and ask your colleagues and employer to share how you benefit them.
  • Hold your completed template and snap a selfie to share with us on Twitter. Remember to tag the FPA and use #PAWeekUK2022. You can also download one of our electronic templates if you prefer not to print or take a selfie. 
  • You can also share your benefits on Instagram stories as we take over the RCP account. Download our Instagram story templates below and tag the RCP Instagram account for your chance to appear.

PA Week UK 2022That's not all. Every day during PA Week between 3–7 October, we will be focusing on a different theme to help showcase, guide and support PAs, PA students and the next generation of the profession. Coming up on Twitter, Facebook and on RCP's Instagram during our exciting (and exclusive) takeover is:

Monday 3 October

Join us exclusively on the RCP Instagram account as we share facts about the PA profession and display the fantastic work done by PAs through our specialty spotlight series. There will also be great content shared on our Twitter and Facebook, including an exclusive chat with the new FPA president and vice president as we interview them to find out more about their PA journey.

Tuesday 4 October

If you're a PA student thinking about applying for your first PA role, you won't want to miss our top tips on how to write a great application and ace an interview.

Wednesday 5 October

Throughout the day, we will be sharing the importance of PAs looking after their mental health and wellbeing, with opportunities for FPA members to join interactive sessions.

Thursday 6 October

Join us as we explore the additional opportunities available to PAs and hear from PAs already making an impact in education, leadership, research, and equality and diversity.

Friday 7 October

Keep a close eye on our social media (Twitter and Facebook) as we share more information about the FPA virtual conference, and additional benefits are added to the exclusive member's area for qualified PAs.

We can't wait to see what everyone else has in store to celebrate PA Week too! If you're planning a stand inside your workplace, download our PA Week celebratory poster below. Top tip – you can also use it as your background on Microsoft Teams.

Together, let’s make PA Week UK one to remember and continue to show that the PA profession is one not to be ignored!