What Are PAs

What is a Physician Associate (PA)?

“Support Doctors, building teams”

Physician associates (PAs) are healthcare professionals with a generalist medical education, who work alongside doctors, physicians, GPs and surgeons providing medical care as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team.

PAs are dependent practitioners working with a dedicated medical supervisor but work autonomously with appropriate support.

What do PA’s do?

Take medical and psychiatric histories        

Physical and Mental examinations

See patients with long-term conditions                   

Deliver appropriate treatment and management plans

Request and interpret diagnostic studies

Daily tasks of a PA?

See acute on the day appointments

Telephone consultations/Triage

Home visits/ residential home visits

Chronic disease management

Urgent and routine referrals