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Developing the Role of the Physician Associate

Monday 6 November 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Developing the Role of the Physician Associate
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“There are currently a number of concerns affecting the health service and impacting upon the ability to deliver good quality, safe and effective care. We believe that an increase in the number of Physician Associates working in the NHS will assist in addressing a number of these concerns. Physician Associates will provide expert support to clinical teams in the delivery of holistic care and treatment, helping to build much needed capacity in the NHS workforce.” National Physician Associate Expansion Programme

The Department of Healths Competence and Curriculum Framework for the Physician Associate defines the physician associate as:… “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.”  

This timely one day conference focuses on developing the role of the Physician Associate in your service, how the demonstrated benefits of the role can support you and your service and improve patient care. The conference will also look at developing the role of the Physician Associate in practice and the development of the National Physician Associate Expansion Programme. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will enable you to understand the role and the benefits and practical implications in practice for deployment in your service.

The conference will also discuss the regulation, accountability and supervision of Physicians Associates in practice with case studies from hospital and GP settings.  

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues working to develop the role of the Physician Associate  
  • Improve the relationships and ways of working between Physician Associates and the Multidisciplinary team
  • Learn from established practice on how a Physicians Associate could support you and your service   
  • Understand and reflect on current challenges in training, education, competence and accountability         
  • Update your knowledge on national developments including the Physician Associate Expansion Programme
  • Understand what support Physicians Associates can provide and limitations of practice
  • Identify key strategies for effective Clinical Supervision
  • Examine your role in supporting Physicians Associates
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

 

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague

“There is a real appetite for physician associate roles in the NHS and with this comes the issue of regulation of such groups. I am therefore keen to consider this in earnest and will be consulting on the issue early next year to establish whether, as happens in other countries where the role exists, physician associates should be regulated”  The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health Nov 30th 2016, NHS Providers Speech

“Physician associates can be found working in GP surgeries, Accident and Emergency departments, and inpatient medical and surgical wards throughout England and Scotland.” The Faculty of Physician Associates

“We can’t afford not to train physician associates” Dr Nick Jenkins Executive Director, National Physician Associate Expansion Programme, 2016

Physician Associates can, within their scope of practice:

  • take medical/psychiatric histories, perform physical examinations, formulate differential diagnoses, order investigations, develop management plans with the Multidisciplinary Team, treat/counsel/educate/refer
  • perform patient/carer education role, perform procedures (Taken from Teresa Dowsing Former President The Faculty of Physician Associates, March 2016)

 

“Almost 100,000 PAs are employed in America. They value the role in helping clinicians tackle increasingly heavy workloads…-It’s a rewarding career opportunity for those with a science degree who don’t want to go to medical school but will end up being the right hand person to a doctor…PAs support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients and are trained to perform a number of roles, including taking medical histories, performing examinations and diagnosing and treating illnesses…They work under the supervision of a doctor and usually have a science-orientated first degree, to be able to get on to one of the training programmes.” Dr Nick Jenkins Executive Director, National Physician Associate Expansion Programme

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