Posted Wednesday 24 February 2016
'Physician associates and GPs in primary care: a comparison', funded by the National institute of Health Research, was in the top 10 most read papers in the British Journal of General Practice last year. Kington University's Professor Vari Drennan (Professor of Health Care and Policy Research), Dr Mary Halter (Senior Research Fellow), Robert Grant (Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care Statistics) and Sally Brearley (Patient and Public Engagement Fellow) were part of the research team authoring this paper published on 1st May 2015.
The Secretary of State of Health, Jeremy Hunt, announced last year plans for 1,000 physician associates to be available to work in general practice by 2020, and the Health London Partnership Transforming London's Health Service is looking to support the development of general practice workforce including physician associates.
"We are really pleased that there has been so much interest from the General Practitioner community in our research, and in the importance of workforce issues for delivering services," Professor Vari Drennan said.
Find out more about research carried out by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George's, University of London.