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Potential for physician associates to ease pressure on primary care

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I agree both anonymous needs to clarify their points. PAs by their very nature are post graduates often with other healthcare science backgrounds, so at least 5 years at university. They can not prescribe but neither can a lot of practice nurses, until they choose to. If it means triaging patients with more appointments for routine care and patients with greater need get to see gps then I'm all for it. We're seeing an increasing workload with decreasing budgets and resources, every little helps. NP and ANPs were resisted at first.

Posted date

28 April, 2015

Posted time

12:00 pm

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