Health Education England have brought together the Physician Associates across the East of England to work collaboratively and share resources.

More information on Physician Associates in the East of England can also be found in the PDF brochure. 

Monthly East of England PA webinars. Held online 6:30 - 7:30pm on 4th Thursday of every month - Sign up via Eventbrite

East of England physician associate VIRTUAL careers fair - Thursday 17 June 2021 - 12:00 – 16:00 - Showcase event of physician associate jobs and employers across the east of England - Sign up via Eventbrite

 

Are you a Physician Associate working in the East of England? - get in touch with your local Physician Associate Ambassador so they can connect with you and involve you in local events.

Looking to employ a Physician Associate? or considering a career as a Physician Associate? Check out our FAQs below.

What is a Physician Associate?

Defined by the Department of Health, a Physician Associate (PA) is a "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/surgical and/or general practice team under defined levels of supervision"

Please see the following video "Physician associates in the East of England" which has been made by James Catton who is the PA Ambassador for the Suffolk & North East Essex area The video provides a great insight into 'a day in the life of a PA':

 

 
Where can a Physician Associate work and what do they do?

PAs are employed directly by the trust or surgery in which they work. In hospitals PAs work across a wide variety of specialities including medicine, surgery, paediatrics, psychiatry and emergency medicine.

More information on Physician Associates in the East of England can also be found in the PDF brochure.

Where can I train to be a PA within the East of England?
How can I recruit a qualified PA within the East of England?

The Kent, Sussex and Surrey school of Physician Associates has an excellent page on 'Employing a Physician Associate'  including a link to all of the information on the Faculty of Physician Associates Royal College of Physicians page.  https://kssschoolofpas.org/physician-associate-info/employing-a-qualifie...  

 

If you are an employer within EOE, we strongly recommend you contact your local PA Ambassador (link above) to support your recruitment process.  Most PA posts are advertised on NHS jobs.

 

Facilitating PA students is a fantastic way to gain understanding of the role and to 'road test' PAs within a team.  If you are interested in supporting PA students for a clinical placement then please contact your local PAA or HEI (links on tabs above)

East of England PA Network meetings - updates, meeting minutes & recordings

To view the recording of the 8th April PA Network meeting, please click here 

The date of the next meeting will be confirmed in due course.

Monthly Teach-in session recordings

25th March 2021 - “Toxicology” - presented by Dr Alex Oram, ST3, Peterborough Hospital - click here to view the recording

22nd April 2021 - 'An approach to chest pain' - presented by Dr Leon Pearcy, Academic FY2, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn - click here to view the recording

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