Wednesday November 20th saw the arrival of over a hundred physician associates, graduate and second year students, at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in preparation for a day of talks provided by talks from doctors based at Salford with the aims of refreshing, and updating, the PAs knowledge on a series of topics, bolstering the PAs strength of a wide generalist knowledge base.
Claire Lawrence (PA-R) had previously organised a study day, but on a smaller scale. So it was with both surprise and delight that she found demand to be high for the day and numbers soon hit triple figures and capacity. Following several needlessly sleepless nights the study went ahead and, despite some minor technical issues at the start, was found to be a resounding success. Talks were well received on the whole and the speakers were found to be engaging, interesting and enjoyable. So recognition should go out to Claire for organising the day, and keep your eyes open for future events put on by the NWPAF.
And to finish, a reminder of the day's schedule.
9:00- 9:30 Registration and coffee
09:30- 09:35 Opening (Claire Lawrence, PA-R SRFT)
09:40- 10:20 'Paediatric Emergencies' Dr Erin Devlin (Consultant, SRFT Emergency Department)
10:25- 11:05 'Epistaxis, ear pain and ENT Red flags' Dr Joe Mcfarlane (GPST2, ENT)
11:10- 12:00 'Assessing Older People' Dr Jenny Fox (Consultant, Elderly Medicine, SRFT)
12:00- 12:30 'Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Autoantibodies' - Dr Amjid Rashid (ST5, Rheumatology, SRFT)
12:30- 13:30 Lunch (NW PA Forum sponsored)
13:30- 14:15 'ABGs and NIV' Dr Darren Green (Acute Medical Consultant, SRFT)
14:20- 15:00 'Headache history taking' Dr Sarah Rose (Acute Medical Consultant, SRFT)
15:05- 15:25 Break+ refreshments
15:30- 16:10 North West PA Forum+ Introduction to NW PA Ambassadors
Please note that we have requested permission to release the presentations and will publish them here