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. 

Student teach-in Webinar - Thursday 11th February 6-7pm on Microsoft Teams.
Sign up via Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-of-england-pa-student-webinar-tickets-135873484249?

Monthly East of England PA webinars. Held online 6:30 - 7:30pm on 4th Thursday of every month starting 25th February 2021. 
Sign up via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/physician-associates-east-of-england-teach-in-webinar-tickets-138928501889

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 the PA Ambassador for the Suffolk & North East Essex area, James Catton. 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.

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

 

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

Please find below the links for the recordings of PA Network meeting on the 3rd December 2020 (Password: PANetwork2020):

Part 1:
https://healtheducationengland.sharepoint.com/:v:/s/WFP-EoE/EZ6pDXwiKuNNoJEZiCSlD_4BbmueorAMuhK2shmpMdHtaA?e=fzi4Pr

Part 2:
https://healtheducationengland.sharepoint.com/:v:/s/WFP-EoE/EcEj-3u4t2pDpxuFpZbFFJ0Bwi-rYGMlqivMHt2yy985wA?e=xmPnSR

The recordings will be available to view until the 31st January.

The next meetings are:
4th March 2021 10:00-13:00
7th October 2021 10:00-13:00

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