Kate Straughton’s FPA presidential tour 2022

The Faculty of Physician Associates presents Kate’s presidential FPA tour 2022.

Kate's presidential tour

Kate will be visiting all devolved nations between February – July stopping at NHS Trusts and primary care providers to meet with and support our fantastic FPA members.

The presidential tour will offer both qualified and student FPA members the opportunity to:

  • share achievements and celebrate successes
  • discuss any concerns regarding the PA profession
  • highlight innovative practice or areas for improvement. For example, CPD, career progression, mental health, and wellbeing support
  • contribute to the future of the PA profession by sharing what is important to them personally
  • grab a coffee with Kate.

Each session is a unique opportunity for FPA members to talk openly and honestly with Kate and to meet the team who will listen, help and support. 

A full list of tour dates, regions is available now – see tour schedule. A full list of locations will be released soon and all PAs within each specific region will receive a personalised email invitation closer to the date of Kate's visit, so keep a close eye on your inbox. This ensures all members can be prepared with any topics they wish to cover or questions to ask. Event spaces will be limited, so register early to secure your place.

If you have any questions, have photographs from Kate’s visit to share with us, or want to provide any feedback please email [email protected].

In the meantime, come and follow us on Twitter and Facebook – use the hashtag #FPAtour2022 to join the conversation. You can also stay up to date with Kate’s journey by reading Kate’s chronicle – a diary of her journey coming soon. 

Kate's presidential tour 2022 – schedule

Date RegionLocation
Thursday 10 February 


South west England (Peninsula)Event complete

Microsoft teams (Pre-booking required – registration for this event is now closed)

Wednesday 16 February 


North east and north Cumbria Event complete
Microsoft teams (Pre-booking required – registration for this event is now closed)

Thursday 17 February 


West Midlands Event complete

Microsoft teams (Pre-booking required – registration for this event is now closed)

Thursday 10 March 


Mersey (Liverpool) Event complete

Venue – Lecture Theatre B  – University of Liverpool, Central Teaching Hub, Liverpool L69 7BX. 

Time – 3–5pm 

Wednesday 23 March – Thursday 24 March 

Scotland (Aberdeen and EdinburghEvent complete


Venue – Wednesday 23 March: 402 - Conference Room, Suttie Centre, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Road, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD

Time – 2–5pm


Venue – Thursday 24 March: Arthurs Seat Room, Post-Graduate Education Centre, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 51 Little France Cres, Edinburgh EH16 4SA

Time – 10–12pm

Venue – Thursday 24 March: Western General Lecture Theatre, 4th Floor, Outpatient Building, Crewe Rd S,  Edinburgh EH4 2XU 

Time – 2–5pm

Wednesday 27 April 

Wales Cwmbran Event complete

Venue – The Grange University Hospital, Seminar Rooms 3 & 4, Floor 3, The Education Centre, Caerleon Road, Cwmbran, NP44 8YN

Time – 12pm

Tuesday 10 May –Wednesday 11 May

Yorkshire (Sheffield and Leeds)Event complete

Tuesday 10 May – Sheffield 

Venue –  The Arts Tower,  lecture theatre 8, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN

Time – PA students, 2–4pm

Venue – Hick's Building, lecture theatre 5, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN

Time – Qualified PAs, 5–7pm

Wednesday 11 May – Leeds

Venue – The University of Leeds Business School, Maurice Keyworth Building (lecture theatre G02), Leeds, LS2 9JT

Time – 5–7pm

Friday 13 May 

East Midlands South (Leicester)Event complete

Venue – De Montfort University, Hawthorn Building, Lecture Theatre 00.36, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

Time – PA students 2–3pm / qualified PAs 3–5pm

Thursday 19 May

London Event complete

Venue – 5 St. Andrew's Place, Margaret Turner-Warwick Room, The Royal College of Physicians, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE

Time – 5.30–7.30pm

Thursday 16 June 

Oxford and Thames Valley (Reading)

Venue – University of Reading, JJ Thomson Building, Clinical Skills Suite (1st Floor), Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6ED

Time – 3–5pm

Friday 17 June 

Severn (Bristol) 

Venue – North Birstol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5NB

Time – TBC

Thursday 23 June 

North Western (Manchester)

Venue  Seminar room 1, Mayo Building, Salford Royal Hospital, Stott LaneSalfordM6 8HD

Time  3–5pm

Wednesday 29 June

Eastern (Norwich)

Venue  University of East Anglia, New Science Building, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

Time – 3–5pm

Thursday 7 July – Friday 8 July 

Northern Ireland 

Thursday 7 July – Belfast. Please note: this is a qualified PA event. 

Venue – Belfast city hospital, lecture theatre, 51 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AB

Time – 3–5pm

Friday 8 July – Derry/Londonderry. Please note: this is a student PA event 

Venue – Ulster University Magee Campus, room number MD007, Northland Rd, Londonderry BT48 7JL

Time – 11–1pm

Wednesday 20 July 


Venue – 5 St. Andrew's Place, Margaret Turner-Warwick Room, The Royal College of Physicians, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE

Time – 6–8pm


Thursday 21 July – Friday 22 July 

Wessex (Portsmouth/Bournemouth)

Thursday 21 July – Portsmouth

Venue – University of Portsmouth, St Michael's Building, room 0.20, White Swan Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 2DT

Time – 3–5pm

Friday 22 July – Bournemouth 

Venue/time – TBC

Event spaces will be limited, so register early to secure your place. 

To register your interest in joining your regional event, please email your full name, RCP code, place of work and the regional event you wish to attend to [email protected].

Please note: tour dates, locations and times are all subject to change.

Kate's presidential tour