February 28, 2024

Physician associate law

There are about 3,200 PAs working in GP surgeries and hospitals in England, with 10,000 more planned in the next decade or so.

The BMA believes PAs should instead be licensed by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which regulates other medical professionals such as paramedics and radiographers. Like the GMC, the HCPC’s function is to set standards, assure quality and investigate complaints.

Read more – BBC Health (25/2/24)

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