Primary qualifications: MSc Physician Associate Studies
Other qualifications: BMedSci Medical Sciences
Other languages spoken: English
Physician associates are medical professionals with generalist training who work alongside doctors and other healthcare professionals to diagnose and manage patients with acute and chronic health conditions.
Physician associates can:
- Assess you and formulate a diagnosis
If necessary the physician associate will arrange investigations, consult with a supervising GP, or refer you on for specialist input.
- Discuss/monitor treatment and develop management plans
Physician associates can propose treatment, but cannot currently prescribe. Prescriptions will be signed by a supervising GP.
- Provide patient education and health promotion advice
e.g. contraception advice, smoking cessation counselling