Physician Associates Workshop
Time & Location
About The Event
Following the launch of “Health and Well-being 2026: Delivering Together” and in support of
the Department’s Workforce Strategy, the Department of Health in Northern Ireland has been
working with the University of Ulster in supporting the development of the Physician Associate
Physician Associate (PA) is a developing profession within the local health sector but is already
firmly established world-wide. PAs work alongside medical staff under the delegated authority
of a doctor.
PAs are trained in medicine and work in partnership with doctors and other members of multidisciplinary
teams. Their introduction to the workforce of the HSC will help to:
Expand the skills mix
Redistribute physician workload
Expand mid-level staffing
Help meet demand for increased quality of care
Enhance stability and continuity of care
The Department is hosting a workshop in The Old School Canteen, Tyrone and Fermanagh
Hospital, Omagh, on 2 October 2018. This event will highlight the role of the
PA and outline both the requirements of our training partners and the support available.
Come along to find out:
Who are they?
What can they do?
How can they help the medical workforce?
The event is free to attend and 2 sessions are available, 9.30 a.m—1 p.m. and 2 p.m.