Published: 27 April 2021

The role of a physician associate

Physician associates support doctors, based in GP surgeries and hospitals, with taking medical histories, performing examinations, diagnosing illnesses, analysing test results, and developing management plans.

Career prospects 

In 2020, the UK Government announced it wanted 1,000 physician associates available to work in general practice. This number continues to grow, helping fill gaps in resource, with support from the NHS and the Department of Health. Over 30 hospitals across the UK currently employ physician associates.

We, while working in collaboration with our partners, will help transform you into a physician associate who can make their mark in both primary and secondary care.

Discover more about the role of a physician associate on the NHS careers website and the Faculty of Physician Associates' website.

Find out more about our physician associate studies course

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