The NWPAF works closely with a number of associations across the North West of the UK and beyond.

North West NHS Partnerships


Within the North West the NWPAF works alongside the following NHS bodies for the betterment of physician associates.

Health Education England North West
Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
Lancashire and South Cumbria

Physician Associate Ambassadors

The PA Ambassador was initially introduced in a pilot scheme within the Midlands and East region in 2016 before expanding in 2017.

In 2019 the first PA Ambassadors (PAAs) were employed in the North West. There are currently five PAAs working within the NW, each with their own area of focus.

GP Hubs, Trusts & Universities

As well as working alongside the area NHS Partnerships as a whole, the NWPAF also retains close links with employers of PAs and providers of the MSc Physician Associate Studies course.