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Physician associates – employer’s guides

Published: 22 May, 2018

The Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA) at the Royal College of Physicians has published An employer’s guide to physician associates, to enable healthcare providers (including primary care organisations) to understand the role of the physician associate (PA), their scope of practice, and how to employ a PA.

The Guide is intended to advise employers on:

  • the current education and regulatory framework for the profession
  • employment and supervision
  • tools to help guide appraisal, career and salary progression
  • recommendations for continuing professional development (CPD).

The FPA has also developed a series of FAQs and other resources to help Practice Managers understand how PAs can fit into General Practice. Find all these resources on the FPA  Physician associates in general practice webpage .

Last updated: 21 May, 2018

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