Physician Associates are a new healthcare professional who, while not a doctor, works to the medical model, with the attitudes, skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and/or general practice team under defined levels of supervision.
How do physician associates fit into the NHS workforce?
Although physician associates are dependent practitioners, they can also practice independently and make independent decisions. This is enabled by collaboration and supportive working relationships with their clinical supervisors, meaning that there is always someone who can discuss cases, give advice and review patients if necessary.
More information on PA’s can be obtained from the Royal College of Physicians
There are currently 180 Physician Associates working in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Keen to see as many of the PA’s in training graduate and gain employment, HEE are working with the University of Leeds and Sheffield Hallam University to stage a Careers Fair in March 2017.
At HEE we are working with the following Universities:
- University of Bradford
- Hull York Medical School
- University of Leeds
- University of Sheffield
- Sheffield Hallam University
For more information, please contact Kevin Moore, Head of Workforce Transformation by email firstname.lastname@example.org