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Physician associates may be given prescribing powers, says DH


@ Anonymous | GP Partner | 07 July 2015 10:26am "I thought it was a given that prescribing was in their job description...." Me too. PA will be of virtually no benefit if they do not prescribe and will actually increase our workload. If PAs will see and treat patients autonomously and their medical indemnity is funded then this should be a positive step. As others have said we need a team of autonomous professionals with GP supervising in a role similar to the consultant firm in hospital. The days of the GP acting as consultant, registrar, house officer will end soon (one way or another).

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