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Who are Physician Associates?

Physician associates are medically trained, generalist healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors and provide medical care as part of the multidisciplinary team.



How can they help physicians and the NHS?

 Physician Associates offer continuity and stability both for patients and for the team in which they work.



How do physician associates fit into the NHS workforce?

Physician associates can be found working in GP surgeries, accident and emergency departments, and inpatient medical and surgical wards throughout the UK. 



What do physician associates do?

Physician Associates can:

  • Take medical histories from patients
  • Carry out physical examinations
  • See patients with long-term chronic conditions
  • Develop and deliver appropriate treatment and management plans
  • Provide health promotion and disease prevention advice for patients

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