I was delighted to be invited to attend the 'On becoming' 'graduation day' in Salford in June 2019. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, and was very pleasantly surprised. I have been around the PA world for over 15 years (I like to say I have more 'PA Pack years' than any other UK doctor) and would love to see a similar opportunity for all UK-trained PAs. The course was clearly enjoyable and empowering; as someone who was found public speaking difficult in the early years (I used to write myself scripts, including pauses and jokes) it took me a good few years to be able to extemporise. And yet these relatively new PAs, many of whom had, I understand, 'made themselves do the course' to try to develop their leadership skills, including but not limited to public speaking, really impressed me.
I heartily recommend this experience to any newly qualified PAs
Professor Jim Parle