Introducing Physician Associates
You may have come across the term Physician Associates or PAs but may not be entirely sure what they can do – especially in general practice. Would it surprise you to learn that they are clinical graduates trained in the medical model to consult, examine, understand the patient’s problems and plan care?
They work to complement GPs and the practice team. They are dependent practitioners who remain under the supervision of a named GP, to add extra capacity and flexibility. Like all clinicians, they are committed to on-going learning and development.