This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Strict statutory regulation of physician associates to maintain patient safety.
At present the regulation of physician associates is voluntary through a voluntary register. This register does not have the force of the law. This means that physician associates can see patients even if they are not registered. This poses an unacceptable risk to patient safety in GP surgeries.
Less than 30% of GPs willing to employ physician assistants:
Physician Associates Won't Save Time For GPs:
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months