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
Home visits/ residential home visits
Chronic disease management
Urgent and routine referrals