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Physician associate regulation should be introduced urgently, says Nuffield Trust

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l953 (Published 28 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l953
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Physician associates cannot meet their full potential without regulation, the Nuffield Trust think tank has said.

After a consultation last year the Department of Health and Social Care said that physician associates would be regulated in a similar way to doctors and nurses.1 Since then, however, no obvious movement has been made towards introducing that regulation.

Speaking to The BMJ, Candace Imison, director of workforce strategy at the Nuffield Trust, said …

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