We have supported one of our GP Federations in Staffordshire to deliver the first of its kind in the country, the Staffordshire Physician Associate Internship to support the shortage of GPs. The uniqueness of the internship is it offers PAs to work across both primary and secondary care with a half day teaching session each week. 19 PAs have undertaken the internship, with the majority of PAs completing the internship offered full time positions in primary care.
The successes to date has been remarkable: RCGP endorsement; HSJ Values Award Finalist 2019; International paper submitted to WONCA (World Organisation for National Colleges and Academies for Global family doctors) for consideration and visits from national leaders and organisations from across the country.
Howbeck are sponsoring the first ever, Physician Associate in Primary Care Conference on the 13th June 2019 – 12.30 pm – 4.45pm at Keele University, in Staffordshire. Places are limited. To book please download the Physician Associate in Primary Care Conference Poster