Regulating physician associates (PAs) and anaesthesia associates (AAs): a rapid review

Samsi, Kritika, Cole, Laura ORCID: and Manthorpe, Jill (2020) Regulating physician associates (PAs) and anaesthesia associates (AAs): a rapid review. Technical Report. NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce.

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A Physician Associate (PA) is a ‘new healthcare professional who, while not a doctor, works to the medical model, with the attitudes, skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and/or general practice team under defined levels of supervision’ (Health Education England, 2012). While there are far fewer Anaesthesia Associates (AAs) (formerly known as Physician Assistants (Anaesthesia) until July 2019) this review also covers this role, distinguishing it where possible. AAs are defined as a separate profession ‘with a different set of competencies which enable them to work under the supervision of anaesthetists within the operating theatre environment’ (Royal College of Physicians).

Item Type: Report (Technical Report)
Subjects: Medicine and health
Depositing User: Laura Cole
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2021 14:04
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:14


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