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PA Celebration Week - Entry 1


Mrs Kate Burnett (Head of Physician Associate School (NW))




It is a huge privilege for me to celebrate our North West Physician Associates, not only because this is their special week, but because every week they are special to me. Together, we are progressing with our purpose; care for the people by the people in times of need.

In the North West, we have five university Physician Associate programmes up and running. We have seen 299 Physician Associates graduate and move into employment AND we have a community of practice which is going from strength to strength.

Every day I hear examples of kindness, care and compassion delivered from our Physician Associates to patients and staff; excellent examples of connective human relationships that inevitably will build performance within our NHS. I too feel this compassion from them, especially when things are not perfect. "We are not there yet" I hear.

So thank-you to all our Physician Associates, thank-you for your dedication, courage, kindness, compassion and for showing us what is possible. Hold on to the power of that possibility, into your future and remember the Mayo Brothers motto "anything is possible if you stick together "
Wishing you joy celebrating #PhysicianAssociate week 2019.