Physician Associates Required by NHS (BBC News / NHS Choices)


The NHS is about to expand the number of physician associates rapidly. Physician associates work under the direct supervision of a doctor.  They help by taking patients’ histories, examining patients and making simple diagnoses. They also support doctors by analysing test results and developing care management plans.

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Gallagher, J. (2014). NHS plans rapid expansion of ‘doctor’s assistant’ jobs. London: BBC Health News, August 22nd 2014.

Possibly of interest:

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Physician associate (formerly known as physician assistant). London [Online]: NHS Choices, 2014.

Possibly also of interest, there is a recent NIHR report: Developing the Support Workforce in Acute Care (NIHR / Health Services and Delivery Research).

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