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Gavin Clark

  • Physician associate training places to expand by 220% next year

    Gavin Clark's comment 24 Feb 2016 10:40am

    I work as an ANP/Prescriber with a background in ED/Pre Hospital & Primary care. This knowledge built up over 20+ years in the military and NHS service. They are offering PA £50k and the training pipeline is 2 years compared with my 5years uni + 1yr full time medical trg in the military (+ numerous ALS/Trauma training etc). Why would they not just create a better training pipeline from NP/PP to become advanced level clinicians in Primary Care? Oh and offer a better salary instead of expecting Adv Practitioner output for basic nursing pay!

    As a sideline re insurance. As an ANP/Prescriber my insurance this year was several thousand pounds + £2.5k excess per claim. The insurance industry isn't behind supporting Advanced Practice and I feel this would prevent some Part-Time clinicians working as it isn't financially viable. All the hurdles are what makes us clinicians think about other options!