North West Physician Associate Ambassadors

PA Ambassadors

The North West of England has seen the biggest trajectory of physician associates in training. Two hundred and ninety nine physician associates have graduated from NW universities in the last two years with a further one hundred and sixty two pending graduation in January 2020. Given the scale and pace by which physician associates have entered the North West healthcare system, in addition to the contractual changes in NHS service commissioning and provision, there is a considerable need for the physician associate profession to be 'championed'. The North West community of physician associates need a sense of belonging, autonomy and influence, a united politically impactful voice; competence through upskilling and confidence to allow them to take a suitable position in our forward NHS. This ambassador programme represents a unique opportunity for a 'team' of physician associates for work as 'champions' creating our community of practice.

PA Ambassadors

As ambassadors we contract to

As ambassadors we contract to:

  • be honest , open and supportive
  • respect opinions and provide a judgement free environment
  • contribute equally
  • have clear communication channels, in which all voices are heard and matter
  • leave personal agendas aside to work together towards the common goal
  • inspire and encourage creativity, and support ideas
  • develop safety and trust amongst the group
  • play to our strengths and challenge any weaknesses
  • learn from discomfort
  • develop trust by being empathetic, compassionate and open
  • be supportive by encouraging presence and active listening
  • be conscientious
  • value previous experiences
  • utilise coaching skills
  • contribute equal time, input and effort