*Scheme* – PA Ready
Offers support and funding for practices to employ a new Physician Associate.
Includes regular group peer-support/ learning sessions.
When is it available?
Currently open for initial Expressions of interest for 2022/23 – contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest
How long is it?
1 year Preceptorship Scheme
Physician Associates (PA’s) are healthcare professionals with a broadly based, integrated medical education, who work alongside hospital doctors, GPs and surgeons providing medical care as part of the multidisciplinary team. PA’s work within a defined scope of practice and limits of competence.
Useful information and resources can be found in the links below:
FPA launches ‘An employer’s guide to physician associates’ | RCP London
The preceptorship programme in HCV is for one year
- The employer provides a named Educational Supervisor who will give continuity throughout the programme, with 3-monthly review meetings and annual appraisal.
- The programme will align to the guiding principles and standards developed by employers, new registrants and education providers to ensure consistency in quality of learning and experience.
- The Programme will enable the PA transition into practice, consolidating learning and ensuring safe practice as a member of the team. There will be an initial induction period that will include health and safety policies and procedures, time with the assigned supervisor and ongoing monitoring of progress to enable ongoing development. Following the preceptorship year, it is expected that there will then be a greater focus on personal and professional development enabling the PA to deliver high quality mentorship skills to support other learners and become an effective preceptor for future generations of PAs, as well as opportunities to develop as educators.
- The weekly timetable will include at least one dedicated session for education. This will be a mixture of self directed learning and arranged education sessions.
- The Training Hub facilitate regular peer-support group sessions, including teaching on clinical topics, case based discussions and sharing of best practice.
- Some organisations may collaborate and offer rotational preceptorships with time spent in both primary and secondary care.
For more information, please download our Info Pack and available resources below.
What funding is available?
There is currently a bursary available for practices taking part in the scheme, employing a new Physicians Associate.
Funding for 2022-23 to be confirmed.
How can I find out more or express interest?
Email – email@example.com
Phone – 01482 303986
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