We are delighted to announce that the Staffordshire
Physician Associate Internship Programme has been shortlisted for ‘Primary Care
Initiative of the Year’ for the 2019 HSJ awards.
The Staffordshire Physician Associate
Internship Programme is a locally developed
internship for Physician Associates (PA) work across primary and secondary
care, to determine whether a new model of workforce and skill mix is both
sustainable and clinically effective.
This programme was
developed to appoint 24 Physician Associates (PAs) offering a 1-year internship
working across primary and secondary to offer solutions to the local and
national GP workforce issues and to offer the best patient care across
Staffordshire. To date 22 PAs have been recruited over a 15-month