Physician Associates

Following on from the PA engagement event in July please see the below guidance document which provides information about the role of the Band 5 Physician Associate Assistant Practitioner (PAAP), job descriptions for both Band 5 and Band 6/7 PA and guidance re: Recruitment.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Please see below the Novice Cervical Smear Training Flyer and Application Form for all Nurses/Nursing Associates and Physician Associates.
*Please read all guidance and ensure you have fully completed all sections of the application form before submitting to [email protected].

  • 7th & 8th Sept 2021
  • 18th & 19th Jan 2022

Novice Cervical Smear Training
Application Form Novice Smear 2021-2022

Preceptorship Grants for Newly Qualified Physician Associates (PAs)

HEE Physician Associates in Primary Care

If Practices or PCNS are recruiting newly qualified Physician Associates, then practices are able to apply for Preceptorship Grants of £5000.

The completed application form should be sent to [email protected]

Physician Associate (PA) Apprenticeship – Employer Engagement Webinar

28th October 2021, 12pm – 2pm
HEE are supporting a collaborative, national implementation of the PA Apprenticeship to ensure apprenticeship provision meets the needs of all employers and potential apprentices. 
This webinar is suitable for employers who are considering implementing the Physician Associate Apprenticeship within their organisation and would like information around practical steps and actions needed to ensure effective implementation. 

This webinar will cover:

  • Apprenticeships and Workforce Development
  • The Physician Associate Role
  • The Physician Associate Apprenticeship
  • The National Physician Associate Apprenticeship procurement and implementation plan
  • Action / commitment for future implementation of the apprenticeships and next steps

Please use this link to book your place. Please note, bookings will close at 12pm on Wednesday 27th October. 
A link to the session will be emailed to you on 27th October – please hold the date and time of the webinar in your diary.

Below are the dates for the Faculty of Physician Associate National exams:

  • September cohort:
    Exam period
     9 September- 8 October 2021
    Results released 4 November 2021
  • January cohort:
    Exam period 13 January – 3 February 2022
    Results released: 3 March 2022

For the individual to be eligible for the Band 5 role, they must have passed all components of the PgDip/MSc in Physician Associate Studies.

It is suggested that the Band 5 Physician Associate Assistant Practitioner role is undertaken during the period between sitting the FPA national exams and receiving the FPA results, although this can vary dependent on practice and PCN preference.
Any queries, please contact [email protected]


2-month fixed term employment funding for Band 5 PAs (HEE)

HEE have secured funding to support 10 Physician Associate Assistant Practitioners (Band 5) for employment, on a 2month fixed term basis, across Lancashire and South Cumbria Primary Care (September 2021 cohort).

Please see the below information pack and letter, which details the full offer.

10 places are currently available, but due to high demand, please complete your EOI as soon as possible – to secure your funding.

Expressions of interest will be collected via MS Forms here