For those of you that have not yet met me, I am Ricky Staniland, a qualified Physician Associate working in General Practice across Salford.
As a PA ambassador, I am looking to largely develop the North West Physician Associate Forum. This will look at ensuring it structure, governance and function are fit for purpose. The vision is to allow the forum to represent the community of Physician Associates across the North West and provide in turn a politically impactful voice. Further to this, I am looking to facilitate the development of a pLACE model for mental health in primary care.
In addition to my ambassador role, I work three days per week in General Practice clinically, and one day per week within the Salford Training Hub. Finally, I also chair the North West Physician Associate committee providing yet another opportunity to support PAs across the region. If you are a qualified Physician Associate in General Practice or would like to get involved with the forum then please do not hesitate to contact me.