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Prof Vari Drennan MBE in an Implementation & Improvement research seminar

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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Heritage Room, 6th Floor, Hunter Wing, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Professor Vari Drennan MBE

Prof Vari Drennan MBE in an Implementation & Improvement research seminar

Title: 'Innovation and Implementation of new roles in the NHS : the example of physician associates'

In the face of rising demand for health care services , combined with staffing shortages and financial challenges, many health care systems including the NHS, have been introducing and exploring new roles.

This presentation reports on the example of physician associates in the UK . It draws on 10 years research, led by speaker , into the introduction of physician associates in primary and secondary care in the UK. Physician associates (PAs) are trained at post graduate level in a medical model to undertake physical examinations, investigations, diagnosis, and treatment as agreed with their supervising doctor. PAs have a fifty year evidence base in the USA. St. George's University of London has the longest running PA programme in the UK and St. George's University NHS Foundation Trust has been one of the longest hospital employers of PAs in England.

The presentation draws on theories of the diffusion of innovation and implementation science to examine the growth of the education and employment of PAs in England. It will present both the research evidence of the contribution of PAs in health care in England as well as the interplay with between evidence and policy in the growth of PAs in England.

 

 

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