Anger over physician associates with barely any training treating NHS patients in roles far beyond their remit

Published on 4 March 2024 at 15:27

Below is a link to an article highlighting the dangers of physician associates.  Trainee physician associates (PAs) are being employed by the NHS to work with patients despite having no medical training.  

There are already growing concerns about the escalating use of these 'cut-price medics' – who are supposed to assist doctors and nurses with routine duties after two years' training.

But many are being asked to take on clinical duties which go far beyond their remit, with mounting evidence that this has caused harm to patients and led to misdiagnoses and even deaths.

Untrained staff are going directly into paying jobs working with patients.

To read the full article click on this link.

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