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