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Letters Regulation of physician associates

Regulation of physician associates: GMC is the best fit

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 18 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5396
  1. James V Parle, emeritus professor of general practice and senior examiner for the physician associate national examination
  1. Institute of Clinical Science, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
  1. j.v.parle{at}

Physician associates should, of course, be regulated, as should all staff in close contact with patients.1 They work with and for doctors, performing medical roles and freeing doctors to focus on more complex cases, and for doctors in training, …

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